The primary function of this position will be to provide patient care support to Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Intensivist Physicians via assisting with oversight of the 12 bed Critical Care Step-down Unit on 5 South.
Performs and / or participates in rounds of hospitalized patients, including physical assessment, interpretation of diagnostic studies, interaction with nursing staff and documentation in medical record.
Examines patient, performs comprehensive physical examinations, and compiles patient medical data, including health history and results of physical examination. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a physician.
Performs, under the responsibility and supervision of the surgeon, diagnostic and therapeutic tasks to allow the physician to extend services through the more effective use of knowledge in the sphere of decision making required to establish a diagnosis and to plan therapy.
Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
The identified collaborating/supervising physician from the Department of Neurosurgery will be responsible for direct oversight of the clinical role and lead orientation to the clinical unit and ongoing assessment of the clinical skills.