Physician Assistant - Dermatology

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Location: LOC_WOOD_CTR-Wood Building 

Req ID: 152980

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

Children and adolescents with a wide variety of dermatological conditions can find the care they need at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Dermatology Section. Our team of pediatric dermatologists and advanced practice providers specialize in the treatment of common disorders such as acne and eczema, as well as emergent, rare and complicated disorders of the skin.

Under the direction of a supervising physician, the Physician Assistant is responsible for the direct care and follow up of a population of patients that match his/her Scope of Practice and skill set. The components of the role include clinical practice, consultation, professional development, education, and research.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Utilizes advanced assessment skills to manage a cohort of patients.  Performs and documents daily assessments.  Collects and analyzes data and formulates a family-centered plan of care. Evaluates and monitors the effectiveness of the prescribed treatment plan. Communicates the plan of care and changes to this plan to the supervising physician.


  1. Performs any needed advanced procedures that are listed in the Scope of Practice document and approved as a part of the credentialing process.
  2. Acts as a consultant to multidisciplinary healthcare team members.
  3. Participates in scholarly activities including research and education. Participates in own professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriate educational offerings.  Participates in the professional development of others and serves as an educational resource to the patient/family, nursing staff and provider team.  Acts as a preceptor and mentor to support the development of physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, students and other health care providers.
  4. Demonstrates a commitment to patient safety by speaking up about safety issues and changing practices to enhance safety.  Shares errors or potential errors through system reporting mechanisms.  Demonstrates shared accountability for safe practice.

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

NCCPA - National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
PA - Physician Assistant (Practice Location)
BLS / PALS / NRP (if applicable)
DEA - if applicable

Required Education and Experience

·Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree from an accredited physician assistant program.

  • Minimum years/type of experience determined by division.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Additional Technical Requirements

·Ability to work in a team setting with multiple responsibilities.  Ability to use computer and electronic medical records effectively.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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