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Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

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By joining our team, you'll be part of our life-changing Mission and Vision. You'll work in a truly inclusive environment where diversity and equity are championed through words and actions. You'll contribute to an innovative culture that is second to none, one that embraces curiosity, discovery and compassion. You'll play a role in something that's never been done before as we integrate science and clinical care to help patients achieve better, faster outcomes - as we Advance Human Ability, together.

Job Description Summary
The Physician Assistant will be responsible for providing care to inpatients in the Acute Rehabilitation Call and Coverage Setting (ARC) and/or in the Rehabilitation Physician outpatient practice. The Physician Assistant, in collaboration with the physician(s), will assist with determining the diagnosis of medical conditions, planning and implementing interventions, evaluating patient responses, and monitoring the rehabilitation progress of the patient with regard to functional goals. Will serve as a resource for staff and students on issues and strategies in the management of patients.

The Physician Assistant will consistently demonstrate support of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab statement of Vision, Mission and Core Values by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the institute.

The Physician Assistant will demonstrate Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and Core Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, and Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.

Job Description

The Physician Assistant will:

  • Elicit a history and physical examination to assist the attending physician in establishing a diagnosis; plan and implement interventions, medications, therapies and diagnostic tests; and evaluate patient responses to therapies.
  • Assemble a medical database, including health history, history of chief complaint, and physical examination, of selected patients, and document the findings in the patient record.
  • In the outpatient practice, assess the patient to detect pathology and pain generators and develop a plan to treat the patient.
  • Assist physicians with diagnosis of medical conditions, planning medical therapies and interventions based on the medical database, and communicating diagnosis and plan to other members of the health care team.
  • Collaborate with the physician on ordering medical consultations, therapies, and interventions including, medications, diagnostic tests, respiratory care including ventilator management, nutrition, fluid and electrolyte support, blood and blood product.
  • Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures based on the needs of the specific patient population as determined collaboratively with the physician and as approved by the Credentialing Committee.
  • Evaluate and analyze the patients' responses to disease processes and therapeutic interventions, and determine the effectiveness of care and the need to alter the plan of care.
  • Present selected patients' assessment, diagnosis, and plan of care during medical rounds.
  • Lead or participate in patient team conferences and family/team meetings, documenting the discussion in the patient record and communicating outcome to the interdisciplinary team.
  • Provide information and support to patient and families, facilitating communication between patient family members and members of the health care team.
  • Collaborate effectively with the nurses, therapists and manager to implement and evaluate comprehensive patient care delivery.
  • Serve as a resource to members of the health care team to facilitate patient care delivery by using an in-depth pathophysiological and psychological knowledge base.
  • Works on-call shifts for the practice, as assigned and/or approved by the Medical Director.
  • Perform all other duties that may be assigned in the best interest of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.

Reporting Relationships
  • Reports directly to the Medical Director at assigned RIC-Affiliate Rehabilitation Alliance.
  • Reports to designated Physician for clinical supervision.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required
  • Graduation from an approved Physician Assistant program.
  • Licensure as a Physician Assistant in the State of Illinois.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in the health care field.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with patients, patient families, referring parties, Institute executives and treatment team members.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound medical knowledge and leadership.
  • Advanced cardiac life support certificate preferred.

Working Conditions
  • Normal office environment with little or no exposure to dust or extreme temperature.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Equal Employment Opportunity

ShirleyRyan AbilityLab is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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