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Physician Assistant at Shriners Childrens Hospital

Physician Assistant

Shriners Childrens Hospital Philadelphia, PA (Onsite) Full-Time
Company Overview

Shriners Children's is a family that respects, supports, and values each other. We are engaged in providing excellence in patient care, embracing multi-disciplinary education, and research with global impact. We foster a learning environment that values evidenced based practice, experience, innovation, and critical thinking. Our compassion, integrity, accountability, and resilience defines us as leaders in pediatric specialty care for our children and their families.

Job Overview

Shriners Children's is the premier pediatric burn, orthopaedic, spinal cord injury, cleft lip and palate, and pediatric subspecialties medical center. We currently have an opening for a Physician Assistant to join our team.

This is a full time position working four 10 hour shifts a week in our Outpatient Clinic. There are no weekends or night shifts required.


The Physician Assistant provides comprehensive, evidenced based health care services to the pediatric population. The PA obtains comprehensive health history, performs physical examinations, formulates a plan of care and treatment, prescribes/performs diagnostic and therapeutic interventions and procedures and participates in patient and family education.

Provide Patient Care• Evaluates follows up patients in clinic, demonstrates appropriate assessment skills and dictates note inappropriate format (SOAP, for example). Presents pertinent findings and plans to the supervision physicianfor review, when indicated.• Gathers information from the history and physical exam of new (screening) patients, pre-op patients orpatients being admitted to the hospital, formulates assessments, proposes plan of management, dictatesH&P within 24 hours and signs them in a timely manner.• Makes pre visit phone calls to selected patient applicants with complex young spine problems to answerparent questions about our specialty services. Obtains pertinent history, reviews pre-visit studies,summarizes and reviews with attending to facilitate appropriate initial clinic evaluation.• Evaluates and dictates progress notes on requested studies of long distance post op patients, and reviewswith supervision physician as indicated.• For discharged post op patients, promptly enters clinically sensitive information such as newprescriptions/refills for pain medication or acute clinical changes in the electronic medical records (SHCIS) todecrease risk for duplication or medical error.

Communication/Interpersonal Skills• Provides additional education and reassurance to parents of children with complex problems during clinicvisits, as needed.• Seeks ongoing feedback from supervising physicians to continually improve clinical skills.• Collaborates with the other health team members demonstrating the commitment to the philosophy offamily centered care and care coordination principles. Discusses and plans patient care with clinical carecoordinators/nurses.• Serves as a medical resource to coworkers seeking answers to clinical questions about which the physicianassistant may have some prior experience or fund of knowledge.• Monitors parent/patient scoliosis.

Job Related Personal Responsibility• Advances knowledge and skills in pediatric orthopedics, child development and related health fields byparticipating in continuing education, literature reviews, teaching conferences and in-service programs.• Achieves goals set forth in performance plan.



Master's Physician Assistant Preferred


3 Years Physicians Assistant Preferred

Licensure and Certification

Licensed in state of practice Required ANDBasic Life Support (BLS) Required ANDPediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Required

Recommended Skills

  • Emergency Departments
  • Basic Life Support
  • Operating Theater
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Outpatient Surgeries
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support
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