PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT - BEEBE MEDICAL GROUP BARIATRIC SURGERY
Location: Lewes, Delaware
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Internal Number: 6745
Summary: This individual is a clinically competent, registered Physician Assistant, who will report to the General Surgery Department. This individual has demonstrated expertise in the service of general surgical patients. He/she effectively delivers care to the surgical patient throughout the continuum of care. The individual's principal duties and responsibilities are to include, but not limited to the following: Performing pre-operative assessments, history and physicals, education and counseling of patients, as well as personal representatives of the patient. regarding the patient's disease and health issues in both an office and inpatient setting. The individual will reach tentative diagnoses and order appropriate tests. The individual will perform surgical procedures in the OR under direct supervision of the surgeon. Individual will initiate daily post operative patient care management on nursing floors, in the ICU and step-down units. Such care management will be properly documented in daily progress notes. The individual will attend department in-service meetings, conduct in-services and provide education/training to areas of the hospital and medical group that will benefit from the individual's expertise regarding patient care.
Graduate of physician assistant program.
Ability to perform BLS. Ability to respond to and withstand crisis situations.
One (1) year of surgical experience.
Demonstrates competency in performance of surgical asepsis, including scrubbing, gowning, gloving and monitoring aseptic technique.
Accepts personal accountability for proper handling, judicious use, and continuum care of all department supply, instrument and equipment inventory.
Performs pre-operative assessments, History and Physicals, education and counseling of patients, as well as their personal representatives regarding patient's health issues. Initiates preoperative patient preparation to include order sets, consents and other documentation.
Reaches tentative diagnosis and orders laboratory tests. Initiates daily patient care management on nursing floors, ICU and step-down units. Documents all care in daily progress notes.
Assists general surgeon in operating room procedures when requested. Will also perform other duties as assigned.
Initiate appropriate intraoperative behaviors unique to first assisting;: handle all variety of tissue appropriately to reduce potential for injury or compromised blood supply, suture skillfully all varieties of tissue with the appropriate suture materials and suturing techniques.
Performs the usual evaluation and management procedures expected in the outpatient office setting. May prescribe appropriate prescription medications. As needed will refer patients to general surgeon for further assessment and care.
Beebe Healthcare serves the Sussex County community with a medical center located in beautiful, historic Lewes, Delaware, and convenient outpatient locations throughout the county. Founded in 1916 by two physician brothers, Drs. James Beebe and Richard C. Beebe, the medical center in Lewes is a 210-licensed-bed, not-for-profit seaside community hospital. Beebe's specialized service lines include cardiac and vascular, surgical services, oncology, women's health, and orthopaedic services. Beebe offers an array of inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and diagnostic services.
Beebe's five satellite campuses offer imaging, physical rehabilitation, and lab services, as well as walk-in care centers. In addition, Beebe offers Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine and Diabetes Management & Medical Nutrition Therapy.
With a mission to serve the community, Beebe also offers many free screenings and outreach programs through its Population Health Department; and advanced medical care for those who are recuperating at home through Beebe Home Care Services.
Beebe is also training the next generation of nurses through the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing, located behind the Medical Cente...r in Lewes.
Beebe's Medical Staff has grown tremendously since the early 1990s. Employed physicians through Beebe Medical Group and our affiliated physicians on Beebe's Medical Staff now serve patients from Milford to Millville in specialties including cardiac surgery, dermatology, endocrinology, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, pediatric neurology, and surgical oncology.
Beebe is proud to offer quality care, close to home for the residents and visitors of Sussex County.