Physician Assistant Inpatient - Neonatal

Employment Type

: Part-Time


: Miscellaneous

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center is seeking a part-time Physician Assistant to join our level III 23-bed, newly renovated, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Along with a neonatologist, you will assume the medical care of high risk, premature and sick newborns. Attend high-risk deliveries, perform neonatal resuscitation, stabilize and initiate management of premature and/or ill newborns including initial intubation, ventilation, and placement of umbilical lines. Able to perform these duties independently and discuss subsequent plans of care with the neonatologist.

Part time, flexible schedule includes a minimum of three (3) 12-hour shifts every two weeks (one must be a night shift), and some weekend and holiday shift requirements as well. Moonlighting shifts in the new born nursery available but not required.


  • Education/Training Graduation from a Physician Assistant Program accredited by ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant). Bachelors degree; Masters degree preferred. Completion of Neonatal fellowship required.
  • Experience NICU experience preferred.
  • License/Certification/Registration NCCPA (National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants) certification. Current license with the Maryland Board of Physicians. Current BLS (Basic Life Support)/ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) certifications.
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Basic computer skills preferred.
    Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Acts as an educator by teaching parents, families and other health team members on a formal and informal basis.
  • Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards, and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
  • Develops patient care management plans under the direction of the Neonatologist and/or pediatric consultant and in collaboration with nursing and social services. Participates in consultation requests from residents and private pediatricians.
  • Facilitates ongoing communication among the parents, Neonatologists, attending physicians, residents, nurses, and social workers in regard to patient management plans.
  • In the absence of Neonatologist or in-house pediatric consultant, attends high-risk deliveries and manages resuscitation and stabilization of newborns.
  • Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the department and hospital in community outreach efforts.
  • Participates in multi-disciplinary quality and service improvement teams.
  • Performs case management duties in the NICU, including arranging transfer to alternate facilities depending on level of care, coordination of any durable medical equipment needs for NICU infants at the time of discharge, utilization review activities including daily collection and documentation of patient acuity information, and interaction with multiple insurance company utilization review departments. Establishment and coordination of home healthcare professionals post-discharge.
  • Signs in/out rounds, work rounds and social rounds, carries out physical exam orders for all NICU Nursery infants regular and unplanned procedures, documents plans for non-Neonatologist patients, and discharges summary documentation.
  • About MedStar Health
    MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

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