The Surgical Physician Assistant works closely with the surgeon in a hands-on capacity, helping the surgeon by handling vital tasks such as prepping the patient for surgery, providing suturing, clamping, removing scar tissue and positioning patients during surgery to ensure a safe operation.
A Surgical Physician Assistant will be expected to perform different tasks at different medical locations, they are generally trained and certified to perform and be proficient in the following tasks among others:
In addition to the following responsibilities:
Graduate of an accredited physician's assistant master's program.
On or more years of experience in surgical setting; health promotion, clinical skills, medical teamwork, bedside manner
Successful completion of Physician Assistant National certifying examination
Valid license in Pennsylvania as Physician Assistant
Valid healthcare provider CPR certification.