Henry Ford Health System Physician Assistant - Surgical Services/Operating Room (1.0 Full Time Days - Clinton Township Campus) in Clinton Township, Michigan

Within Henry Ford Health System, the Surgical Physician's Assistant functions as part of a medical/surgical care team within the Operating Room/Surgical Services. Assists pre, intra, and post-care of all surgical patients. Prepares and records patient histories, performs rounds and physical examinations, records discharge summaries, assists in all surgical procedures, assists intra-operatively and formulates post-operative treatment plans for patients. Specific procedures within the specialty are individually credentialed, based on background training and experience. Obtains medical history and performs physical examinations as requested by supervising physician. Orders and monitors laboratory tests, x-rays and special examinations as necessary for evaluation of patient’s condition and reports findings to the supervising physician. Develops, initiates and monitors treatment plans including medications. As the First Assistant, directly assists the attending surgeon with exposure, retraction and counter retraction of tissue. Assists in the process of bypass grafting, as well as, monitor the patient’s vital signs. For off-pump procedures, will assist in positioning of the heart, assists in bypass grafting and monitoring vital signs. During robotic procedures, will function as the bedside assistant responsible for monitoring the patient’s condition, positioning the robot, exchanging instruments, as well as, assisting throughout the procedure.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Requires a Bachelor's Degree. Completion of an AMA approved Physician Assistant or Surgeon's Assistant program; and Michigan state licensure and continued certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant (NCCPA). Requires good verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills as well as organizational skills, familiarity with computers, and excellent analytical and decision-making skills. Ability to react to crisis situations quickly and effectively using department protocols and guidelines.

Orthopedic and robotic experience highly preferred. Requires one year of previous surgical PA experience.

Overview Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education. The system includes the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a full continuum of care. In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care. The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600 employees. Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. The health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III. To learn more, visitHenryFord.com. Benefits Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness and access to day care services at Bright Horizons Midtown Detroit, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.