Penn Medicine PRN Physician Assistant Surgical in West Chester, Pennsylvania

PRN Physician Assistant Surgical

  • Job ID :71503

  • Job Category: Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant

  • Specialty Area: Nurse Pract/ Phys Asst -Inpatient

  • Primary Shift: Day

  • Work Schedule: per diem

  • Penn Medicine Entity: Chester County Hospital

  • Location: West Chester, PA

  • Address: 701 E Marshal St

  • Education Required: Per Position Description

  • Experience Required: Per Position Description

  • Employment Type: Per Diem

Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

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Position Description :

General Summary Statement

In collaboration with the supervising physician, the Surgical Physician Assistant will provide surgical and medical care to surgical patients. The Physician Assistant will provide direct health care management to patients and will assist the surgeon during surgical procedures, performing those skills of a first assistant.

  1. Maintains aseptic techniques and actively monitors situations which could lead to breaks in aseptic technique.

  2. Be prompt to support on-time starts.

  3. Ensures safety checklist, core measure compliance and time-out and universal protocol procedures are followed

  4. Position patients according to type of surgery and skin prep as needed.

  5. Using aseptic technique when performing bladder catheterizations for all patients.

  6. Scrubs and assists surgeons on all cases when requested.

  7. May close incisions at the discretion of or in absence of surgeon and applies appropriate dressings.

  8. Transports and monitors patient from operating room to recovery room or critical care unit

  9. Postoperatively, removal of staples sutures and drains when requested by attending surgeon.

    Minimum Requirements :

Education Training and Experience

Graduate AMA and ARC-PA approved Physician Assistant or Surgeons Program.

One to two years surgical experience preferred.

CPR certification required.


Must be certified by the NCCPA (National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants) and Pennsylvania State Board of Medical Education and Licensure.

Additional Information :

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.