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Physician Assistant Contract Lorain Pulmonology Mercy Health

Job ID: 4671202
Updated: November 27, 2018
Geographic Location: Lorain
Department: MH Lorain Pulmonology
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: All
Standard Hours: 40

Job Summary


The mission of Mercy Health is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus by improving the health of our communities with emphasis on people who are poor and under-served.



Acts as a liaison to promote a coordinated interdisciplinary working relationship between physicians, nursing service, other health team members and the patient and to provide quality patient care in accordance with hospital mission and values. Makes professional judgments, counsels and teaches patients, patient’s families and co-workers. Compiles with appropriate section of the Medical Staff By-Laws and nursing policies established.  Demonstrates clinical competency in relation to the components of the nursing process.  Serves as a clinical expert, role model and resource to the team. Renders direct and indirect nursing care using the nursing process. Works collaboratively with the physicians and staff, evaluates practical standards and problem resolution. Works independently and within the scope of license, By-Laws and policies.


Qualifications - Minimum


Licensed in the State of Ohio.

Experience working in surgically specialty, preferred.

Experience working with a diverse patient population.

Experience practicing independently but within scope.

Experience with an electronic health record.



Physician Assistant

Graduate of an accredited physician assistant program required.

NCCPA certification required.

Current license in Ohio required.

BLS and ACLS certification is required.



Experience working in surgical specialty, specifically ENT, preferred.

Experience working in an ambulatory setting is preferred.

Experience working with an electronic health record is preferred.



Knowledge and skill required to perform the job responsibilities for both technical and dimensional content.


In-depth Knowledge of Specialized Field or Working Knowledge of Professional Field


Has in-depth knowledge of a specialized technical or administrative field, or a broad working knowledge of a professional field. 


Analyzes and interprets complicated information.


Determines a course of action based on general guidelines.


May modify existing forms, procedures, or methods.


May use highly sophisticated equipment requiring extensive training.



The degree to which judgment and analysis must be planning, investigating issues, and evaluating alternative solutions to the challenges posed by the job. Deals with the nature of the decisions, the variety of problems, and how decisions are made in context of the typical requirements of the job.


Assignments or Projects Have Limited Precedent.


Makes decisions based on an analysis of facts and general principles.


Receives guidance through broad policy only and has varied courses of action available.


Requires risk-taking and judgment to adapt existing philosophy or practices.



The potential impact of actions on results of Mercy Health and the job’s accountability for achieving results.


Influences Work Area


Impacts multiple work areas on a day-to-day basis.


Provides information regularly to decision-making process.


Has little or no responsibility for committing resources (financial or staff) in work area(s), but performs analyses and makes recommendations.



The nature and frequency of interpersonal human relations skills required by the job.  The extent to which the job requires cooperation and tact in meeting or influencing others by phone, correspondence, or personal contact.


Open line of communication with collaborating physician(s).


Exchanges Complicated and/or Controversial Information.


Coaches others by providing constructive feedback.


Exchanges non-routine information/technical details with others who may not be completely knowledgeable of subject area.


Requires sensitivity and tact to present/defend controversial information.


Instructs and communicates daily with patients and family members. 





A) Under a physician supervisory plan approved under section 4730.17 of the Revised Code, a physician assistant may provide any or all of the following services without approval by the state medical board as special services:


Obtaining comprehensive patient histories;


Performing physical examinations, including audiometry screening, routine visual screening, and pelvic, rectal, and genital-urinary examinations, when indicated;


Ordering, performing, or ordering and performing routine diagnostic procedures, as indicated;


Identifying normal and abnormal findings on histories, physical examinations, and commonly performed diagnostic studies;


Assessing patients and developing and implementing treatment plans for patients;

Monitoring the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions;

Exercising physician-delegated prescriptive authority pursuant to a certificate to prescribe issued under this chapter;

Carrying out or relaying the supervising physician's orders for the administration of medication, to the extent permitted by law;

Providing patient education;

Instituting and changing orders on patient charts;

Administering intravenous fluids;

Making appropriate referrals as directed by the supervising physician;

Performing endotracheal intubation with successful completion of an advanced cardiac life support course;

Inserting or removing chest tubes;

Administering, monitoring, or maintaining local anesthesia, as defined in section 4730.091 of the Revised Code;

Prescribing physical therapy or referring a patient to a physical therapist for the purpose of receiving physical therapy;

Ordering occupational therapy or referring a patient to an occupational therapist for the purpose of receiving occupational therapy;


Taking any action that may be taken by an attending physician under sections 2133.21 to 2133.26 of the Revised Code, as specified in section 2133.211 of the Revised Code;


Determining and pronouncing death in accordance with section 4730.092 of the Revised Code;


Admitting patients to hospitals in accordance with section 3727.06 of the Revised Code;


Performing other services that are within the supervising physician's normal course of practice and expertise, if the services are included in any model physician supervisory plan approved under section 4730.06 of the Revised Code or the services are designated by the board by rule or other means as services that are not subject to approval as special services.



Hours per pay period: 80

Pulmonary or critical care experience preferred.


Shift and Job Schedule

Job Shift: All, Job Schedule: Full-Time


Equal Employment Opportunity

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