VCU Health System's Neurology Department - Stroke Program is seeking
a full time Physician Assistant to provide medical and/or
surgical care and treatment to a specific patient population under the
supervision of physician(s). Provides diagnostic, therapeutic and/or
preventive healthcare service, as delegated by a physician. May perform
any or all of the following: histories and physicals; order and
interpret tests; make preliminary diagnosis; treat injuries/illness;
assist with surgical procedures; counsel patient and/or prescribe
medication and those invasive procedures defined by the Virginia Board
of Medicine. Works collaboratively with the medical team to deliver
organized, timely, cost effective and quality patient care. May
supervise support staff.
The Physician Assistant will provide patient care under defined
departmental and state approved scope of practice and under the
supervision of an attending physician(s). The level of supervision will
be commensurate with the complexity of the patient's condition and as
approved by the Board of Medicine. These protocols are acknowledged by
the Physician Assistant and all of the supervising physicians.
Clinical decision making in collaboration with physicians and daily
prioritization of activities.
May supervise and/or coordinate the activities of other medical and
support staff as it relates to patient care.
Based on area of assignment, may be required to work evenings, nights,
weekends and holidays and required to take call.
Work schedules are subject to change based on patient and service needs.
Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant Program
Successful completion of the Physician Assistant National Certifying
Current license as a Physician Assistant by the Virginia Board of
Current PA-C certification
Current CPR and BLS certifications
Current ACLS certification where needed
Current prescriptive authority/licensure by the Virginia Board of
Credentialing in accordance with medical staff by-laws for specific job
Previous clinical experience with the population served
Three (3) years of previous clinical experience with the population
Previous experience in an academic healthcare system