Highmark Health Surgical Physician Assistant- Neurosurgery- Forbes in Monroeville, Pennsylvania

Company :

Allegheny Health Network

Job Description :


Identifies and manages medical and surgical problems within the Physician Assistant's scope of practice in a surgical setting.


  • Obtains complete medical history and physical data on patients. (30%)

  • Performs physical exams, documents in the medical record, orders appropriate laboratory & diagnostic procedures and established presumptive diagnosis as defined in the written agreement between the PA and the supervising physician(s). Assists in the OR by serving as first or second assistant during surgical procedures. (20%)

  • Provides appropriate patient care to include completing daily patient care rounds on surgical patients, recording patient medical history and physical assessment, developing therapeutic care plan, ordering diagnostic tests, interpreting test results, discharge planning and providing accurate medical record documentation for surgical patients. (10%)

  • Communicates with attending physician regarding plan of care and involves physician in clinical decision making of any issues that are outside the Physician Assistant's knowledge base or scope of practice. (10%)

  • Educates patients and family members regarding health and illness prevention, medication and treatment instructions, and recommends community resources as needed. (10%)

  • Prepares written prescription orders for drugs as defined in the written agreement between the PA and the supervising physician(s). (10%)

  • Triages patient telephone calls. (10%)

  • Performs all other duties as assigned or required.



  • BA/BS Degree in Physician Assistant Studies.

  • Current PA Physician Assistant License or board eligible. PA-C required or board eligible. License and certification required within 90 days of employment. Ongoing successful recertification (NCCPA) as a PA-C.

  • CPR and ACLS certification.


  • 1-3 years’ experience.

Compliance Requirement: As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times. In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy.

Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.

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