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PA – Physician Assistant


Physician Assistant - REPORTS TO: NP and Physicians.

DEFINITION OF POSITION: The Physician Assistant is responsible for completing duties, along with the supervising physician, to perform all practice-related activities, including, but not limited to the ordering of diagnostic, therapeutic and other medical services. The minimal educational training for a Physician Assistant is a four-year Bachelor’s degree, along with the completion of Physician Assistant school

Qualification:

  1. Currently licensed to practice as Physician Assistant in the state.
  2. Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program.
  3. Bachelor’s Degree required
  4. Certification in CPR, ACLS certified.

Responsibilities:

  1. Perform complete, detailed and accurate histories, and review patient records.
  2. Develop comprehensive medical status reports.
  3. Order laboratory, radiological and diagnostic studies appropriate for patient complaint, age, race, sex and physical condition.
  4. Perform complete physical examinations and record data in acceptable medical forms.
  5. Make medical diagnoses and institute therapy or patient referrals to appropriate health care facilities, agencies or other community resources, or physicians.
  6. Interpret and evaluate patient data to determine patient management and treatment.
  7. Provide instructions and guidance regarding medical care matters to patients.
  8. Order, prescribe and administer drugs for patients whose diagnoses fall within the authorized scope of the practice and medical devices as delegated by the supervising physician.
  9. Perform or assist in routine laboratory medical techniques and therapeutic techniques as needed and delegated by the supervising physician.
  10. Perform or assist in endoscopic or surgical procedures as needed and delegated by the supervising physician.
  11. Perform hospital rounds and record appropriate patient progress notes; transcribe and execute specific orders at the direction of the supervising physician.
  12. Performs any other duty assigned by the Medical Director for smooth operation of the facility.
  13. Utilizes interpersonal skills to promote and maintain communication. a. Serves as a role model for peers. b. Function as a team member. c. Maintain good relationship and communicate well with patients, families, staff and physicians in a professional manner. d. Follows chain of command regarding intra-or interdepartmental problems. e. Shares knowledge with co-workers through open communication and continuous upgrading of skills. f. Maintains a patient-focused attitude.
  14. Demonstrates dependability and accountability. a. Reports to work as scheduled or call one of the management staff in a timely fashion if unable to report to work. b. Maintain a professional appearance through proper attire. c. Complete all the tasks listed in this job description in a timely and professional fashion. d. Perform other duties as assigned by members of the management staff.
  15. Continuing Education: a. Demonstrates interest in self-improvement. b. Takes responsibility for learning new procedures, operating new equipment and utilizing new products. c. Takes advantage of learning experiences offered in or by the center. d. Attends and participates in all in-service programs. e. Maintains valid CPR card. f. Obtains necessary continuing education credits. g. Stays current with AAPA standards/practices.