Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner
The Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner will be a member of the Otolaryngology Department, with responsibility assisting as needed in the OR, clinic, ER and on the wards. The PA/NP will function under the direction and supervision of a Physician in any area they are assisting. The Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner provides high quality, cost-effective patient care by performing surgical preparation procedures, peri-operative, and post-operative procedures, and medical management. The PA/NP will assist in performing surgical and other procedures in the OR and clinic.
The PA/NP will perform detailed histories and physical exams, review patient medical records, order laboratory studies, radiological and diagnostic studies appropriate to patient’s complaint, age, sex, race and physical condition. Participate in daily inpatient rounds, when inpatients are present, record appropriate and accurate daily progress notes, and coordinate with the department’s Fellows in all aspects of patient care. The PA/NP will provide patients and families with preoperative and other pertinent education. The PA/NP will answer questions regarding surgery, recovery and risk factor modification, procedures, either in person or by phone. The PA/NP will arrange for hospital admission and discharge at the direction of the supervising physician and is expected to take first on-call 1 day per week.
Once trained, to perform or assist in the following procedures as allowed per medical staff privileges:
- Wound management
- Fiberoptic laryngoscopy
- Surgical consults in the ED or on the wards
- Tracheostomy tube changes
- Cerumen removal
- Nasal sinus endoscopy, including the control of epistaxis
- Suture removal and wound maintenance
- Allergy skin prick testing
- Massachusetts license to practice as a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner
- DEA/Massachusetts Controlled Substance licensure
- Minimum of 3 years of experience preferred
Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.
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.
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.