Lead Physician Documentation Assistant
The Lead Physician Documentation Assistant, under the direction of ED Leadership, will be responsible for the general oversight and training for the Physician Documentation Assistant program. The principle duty and function of a Physician Documentation Assistant is to enhance the efficiency of his/her supervising emergency physician and emergency department team.
- The Lead Physician Documentation Assistant will function at all times under a physician's direct supervision, and will abide by all applicable Steward policies and procedures including, but not limited to, safety matters, HIPAA-compliance and patient/computer confidentiality.
- Record a physician-directed patient history of present illness (HPI), past medical history (PMH), family and/or social history and physical examination (PE), including pertinent positives and negatives.
- Record procedures and the results of laboratory tests and radiographic images.
- Improve the efficiency of patient care by assisting the physician with routine matters.
- Serve as an ambassador/liaison between the physician, the patient and the ED staff.
- Under the direction of the ED Chief or designee, maintain general oversight and supervision of the PDA program and serve as liaison between the Chief/designee and PDA staff.
- Manage scheduling for the PDAs at their respective ED.
- Conduct quarterly PDA documentation audits.
- In coordination with ED Chief or designee, conduct interviews of PDA candidates and coordinate the on-boarding of new hired PDA’s.
- Responsible for all training of newly hired PDAs.
- Along with the ED Chief or designee, may be asked to participate in various recruitment activities
- At the direction of the ED Chief or designee, may be responsible for coordinating MD Meditech training
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Previous experience as a Physician Document Assistant preferred
- Basic knowledge of medical terminology
- Preferred candidate would be a medical student, nursing student, paramedic student, medical assistant, EMT or CNA.
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality/HIPAA confidentiality required
About Steward Health Care
Steward Health Care is the largest private, for-profit health care network in the United States. The company is owned and led by a management team of Steward physicians. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Steward employs more than 40,000 health care professionals and operates 35 hospitals across the United States and in the countries of Malta and Colombia which regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The Steward network includes multiple urgent care centers and skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, more than 7,000 beds under management, and approximately 2.2 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services.
The Steward Health Care Network includes more than 5,000 physicians across 800 communities who help to provide more than 12 million patient encounters annually. Steward Medical Group, the company's employed physician group, provides more than six million patient encounters per year. The Steward Hospital Group operates hospitals in Malta, Colombia and nine states across the U.S., including Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah. For more information, visit www.steward.org.
Steward Medical Group is taking additional necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in safe, carefully managed environment – with confidence and without fear.
Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [three-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience.
- Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families.
- A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout our facilities.
- A strictly controlled visitor and mask policy is required for patient and colleague safety.