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Your job is more than a job.

Why a Great Place to Work:

You’re more than your job. Everyone is. And that’s what makes you great at your job—all the little extras you bring to work every day, the things that make you you. At LCMC Health we value those things about you, because we know that all those little extras add up to extraordinary. And we’ve built a culture that supports and celebrates the extraordinary. You’ll see it when you come to work here, in the spirit of our places and the faces of our people. And every patient we heal, every family we comfort, every life we improve is the outcome of countless little extras adding up to an extraordinary result. Join LCMC Health, and you’ll find that our everyday makes it easy to live your extraordinary.

The Physician Assistant, Hospitalist Services works within a multidisciplinary health team and is responsible for providing comprehensive care to acutely ill general medicine inpatients and emergency department observation patients. Also responsible for taking admission history and physicals, placing orders, reviewing lab/test results, formulating treatment plans and discharge summaries, etc.

Job Description

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this department. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities, and LCMC Health reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary. GENERAL DUTIES

Obtains patient history and performs assessment. Orders, performs and interprets diagnostic procedures. Performs daily clinical assessments with accurate implementation and documentation of care plan, as evidenced in chart.

Provides and documents direct treatment and management of health conditions.

Provides counseling and education of patients and their families/caregivers concerning preventative health, treatment options and community resources.

Performs preventative health assessments, screening, immunizations and care.

Ensures adequate preparation for patient by reviewing pertinent medical data, x-rays and lab values, as evidenced by physician feedback.

Actively participates in the assessment, treatment and discharge planning.

Coordinates and maintains communication with family members, nursing staff, consulting physicians and attending physicians.

Provides accurate record-keeping as evidenced by complete and pertinent history and physicals, progress notes and discharge summaries.


2 years of related experience.


Completion of an accredited Physician Assistant Program required.


Basic Life Support Health Care Provider American Heart Association

Pediatric Advanced Life Support American Heart Association

Advanced Cardiac Life Support American Heart Association

Physician Assistants Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners


Knowledge of advanced procedures specific to the role such as chest tube placement, endotracheal intubation, lumbar puncture, needle thoracotomy, percutaneous central line placement, peripheral artery puncture and cannulation, removal of thoracotomy tube, suprapubic bladder aspiration.

Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient information. Must be proficient with Windows-style applications and keyboard.

Effective verbal and written communication skills, ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process.


  • Does this position formally supervise employees? No


  • Light: Light physical requirements- Light Work – Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.


  • Sitting – Occasional (0-35% of day)
  • Standing – Continuous (67-100% of day)
  • Walking – Frequent (36-66% of day)
  • Lifting Floor to waist level: 0-10lbs – Occasional (0-35% of day)
  • Lifting Floor to waist level: 10-20lbs – Occasional (0-35% of day)
  • Lifting Waist level and above: 0-10lbs – Occasional (0-35% of day)
  • Lifting Waist level and above: 10-20lbs – Occasional (0-35% of day)
  • Carrying objects – Frequent (36-66% of day)
  • Push/pull – Frequent (36-66% of day)
  • Twisting – Frequent (36-66% of day)
  • Bending – Frequent (36-66% of day)
  • Reaching forward – Frequent (36-66% of day)
  • Reaching overhead – Occasional (0-35% of day)
  • Squat/kneel/crawl – Frequent (36-66% of day)
  • Wrist position deviation – Occasional (0-35% of day)
  • Pinching/fine motor activities – Occasional (0-35% of day)
  • Keyboard use/repetitive motion – Frequent (36-66% of day)
  • Talk or hear – Continuous (67-100% of day)


  • Near Vision – Very Accurate 20/20
  • Far Vision – Very Accurate 20/20
  • Depth Perception – Accurate
  • Hearing – Accurate


  • Bloodborne pathogens – Reasonably Anticipated
  • Chemical – Reasonably Anticipated
  • Airborne communicable diseases – Reasonably Anticipated
  • Extreme temperatures – Not Anticipated
  • Radiation – Not Anticipated
  • Uneven surfaces or elevations – Not Anticipated
  • Extreme noise levels – Not Anticipated
  • Dust/particular matter – Not Anticipated
  • Other (List) – Not Anticipated


  • Neonate/Infant up to 1 year: No
  • Youth (1yr to 15 yrs): No
  • Adult (16 and up): No

The above job summary is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. LCMC Health reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary.


Variable Hours (United States of America)

LCMC Health is a community.

Our people make health happen. While our NOLA roots run deep, our branches are the vessels that carry our mission of bringing the best possible care to every person and parish in Louisiana and beyond and put a little more heart and soul into healthcare along the way. Celebrating authenticity, originality, equity, inclusion and a little “come on in” attitude is the foundation of LCMC Health’s culture of everyday extraordinary

Children’s Hospital, at the heart of LCMC Health’s incredible community of care, has been the go-to hospital for expert children’s health, wellness, and one-of-a-kind care in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast. Learn more about Children’s Hospital’s 40+ specialties and our national ranking by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Children’s Hospital

Your extras

  • Deliver healthcare with heart.
  • Give people a reason to smile.
  • Put a little love in your work.
  • Be honest and real, but with compassion.
  • Bring some lagniappe into everything you do.
  • Forget one-size-fits-all, think one-of-a-kind care.
  • See opportunities, not problems – it’s all about perspective.
  • Cheerlead ideas, differences, and each other.
  • Love what makes you, you – because we do

You are welcome here.

LCMC Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The above job summary is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. LCMC Health reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary.

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