Physician Documentation Assistant
The Physician Documentation Assistant, under the direction of ED Leadership, will be responsible for the general oversight and training for the Physician Documentation Assistant program. The principle duty and function of a Physician Documentation Assistant is to enhance the efficiency of his/her supervising emergency physician and emergency department team.
- The Physician Documentation Assistant will function at all times under a physician's direct supervision, and will abide by all applicable Steward policies and procedures including, but not limited to, safety matters, HIPAA-compliance and patient/computer confidentiality.
- Record a physician-directed patient history of present illness (HPI), past medical history (PMH), family and/or social history and physical examination (PE), including pertinent positives and negatives.
- Record procedures and the results of laboratory tests and radiographic images.
- Improve the efficiency of patient care by assisting the physician with routine matters.
- Serve as an ambassador/liaison between the physician, the patient and the ED staff.
- Under the direction of the ED Chief or designee, maintain general oversight and supervision of the PDA program and serve as liaison between the Chief/designee and PDA staff.
- Manage scheduling for the PDAs at their respective ED.
- Conduct quarterly PDA documentation audits.
- In coordination with ED Chief or designee, conduct interviews of PDA candidates and coordinate the onboarding of new hired PDA’s.
- Responsible for all training of newly hired PDAs.
- Along with the ED Chief or designee, may be asked to participate in various recruitment activities
- At the direction of the ED Chief or designee, may be responsible for coordinating MD Meditech training
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Previous experience as a Physician Document Assistant preferred
- Basic knowledge of medical terminology
- Preferred candidate would be a medical student, nursing student, paramedic student, medical assistant, EMT or CNA.
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality/HIPAA confidentiality required
About Steward Health Care
Nearly a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability.
As the country's largest physician-led, minority-owned, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.
Steward is among the nation’s largest and most successful accountable care organizations (ACO), with more than 5,500 providers and 43,000 health care professionals who care for 12.3 million patients a year through a closely integrated network of hospitals, multispecialty medical groups, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities and behavioral health centers.
Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates 33 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
Steward Health Care is proud to be a minority, physician owned organization. Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are at the foundation of the care we provide, the community services we support and all our employment practices. We do not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.