Physician Assistant - Urology

Job Title: Physician Assistant - Urology
Job ID: 9760057438
Employer: St. Luke’s University Health Network
Location: Bethlehem, PA
Provider Category: Advanced Practice Providers (PA's, APRN's)
Provider Type: Physician Assistant
Specialty: Urology
New Grads OK? No

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.

The Physician Assistant provides comprehensive health care to urology patients in collaboration with physicians and other staff in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Service includes; consults, hospital rounding and office coverage. Additional responsibilities include weekend rounding and call.

*Evaluates and implements patient health care needs.
*Performs routine exams and obtains patient histories.
*Manages patient treatment program based on assessment of needs.
Initiates treatment via prescriptions, diagnostic tests, exams and procedures.
*Reviews lab results and plans actions according to results.
*Performs routine health maintenance activities for new and established patients.
*Coordinates patient care and makes referrals to physicians, nurses, psychologists, nutritionists, et cetera, as needed.
*Collaborates and communicates with other professionals, nurses, physicians, and outside agencies regarding patient care.
*Coordinates patient care and family counseling with public and mental health agencies as appropriate.
*Teaches wellness habits and educates patients on prevention of potential health problems or method of dealing with present problems.
*Provides information and materials relating to patient health care needs.
*Develops educational programs for medical and/or nursing students and the general public, upon request.
*Performs administrative duties such as writing admission and discharge orders, working with office staff regarding patient problems, scheduling, records, etc.
*Maintains knowledge of current medical practices and skills. Develops, writes and/or updates Nurse Practitioner practice protocols as directed by physician.
*Acts as lead care provider among other support staff, such as nurses and medical assistants.