PA - Neuromodulation

OSU Wexner Medical Center - Columbus, OH

Company................. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Position................ Physician Assistant Neuromodulation
JobDescription.......... Physician Assistant Neuromodulation

The PA will provide neurosurgical and neuromodulation health care services to patients being managed by the Ohio State University Neuromodulation center. The OSU Neuromodulation Center is a nationally recognized multidisciplinary, innovative and state-of-the-art program for patient care, education, applied research and innovation. The Center offers comprehensive and advanced treatments for patients with chronic disease and disability. The PA will work directly with the neurosurgeons in the Center who perform surgical procedures such as deep brain stimulation (DBS), spinal cord stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation, cortical stimulators, lesioning procedures, gamma knife radiosurgery, and resection surgeries.

Surgical conditions managed by the Center include patients with Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia, spasticity, epilepsy, facial and headache pain, as well as other chronic pain conditions. The Center is also involved with multiple research projects involving different neurological, behavioral and psychological conditions.

The PA will be an integral part of the team who will work closely with the center director and the neuromodulation team in surgical procedures as well as pre and post-operative inpatient and out-patient care. The broader team includes neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, pain management specialists, fellows, residents, medical students, NP, nursing, clinical coordinators, medical secretaries and a research team.
The duties will include the following:
Providing surgical assistance during surgeries.
Performing pre/post-op evaluations.
Manage patients in the pre-op, operative, and post operative conditions
Performs complete histories and physicals on patients of all ages to establish and record patient's current health status and to develop a working diagnosis and treatment plan
Provide continuing medical care, including daily examinations, writing orders, chart notes, discharging patients and completing discharge summaries.
Follow-up with patients after discharge

- Graduate of an A.M.A.-approved Physician Assistant Program.
- Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies or significant clinical practice and experience as a PA with licensure in Ohio.
- Must have an Ohio license to practice as a PA and eligible to apply for licensure to prescribe from the OSMB.
Neuro experience desirable but not required

Ability to function both independently and in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team, must have the ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams.

Strong communication skills, problem solving, organization and teamwork.
ExpDate................. 2/3/2013
ContactPerson........... Tammy Ament
Phone................... 614-293-4396

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