Physician Assistant

Compensation

: $186,460.00 - $186,460.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Healthcare - Physician



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Job purpose/Description

Physician Assistants provide a broad range of services that begin with an initial patient consultation and continue with ongoing care and assessment throughout the clinical relationship. In the initial evaluation, physician assistants often initiate dialogue with the patient to determine the nature of the visit, followed by a physical examination. They detail the medical issue afflicting the patient and the patient s medical history, and then submit it to the attending doctor for consultation. At that point, the physicians will likely decide how much intervention is required on their part if any.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Assesses patient health by interviewing patients; performing physical examinations; obtaining, updating, and studying medical histories.
  • Determines abnormal conditions by administering or ordering diagnostic tests, such as x-rays, electrocardiograms, and laboratory studies; interpreting test results.
  • Documents patient care services by charting in patient records.
  • Performs therapeutic procedures by administering injections and immunizations; suturing; managing wounds and infections.
  • Provides continuity of care by developing and implementing patient management plans.
  • Provide preventive health care services.
  • Prescribes and refill medications as needed.
  • Provides referrals to specialists when required.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
  • Assists practice physicians when and where needed.

Qualifications

Bachelor s Degree in Health Care and must have completed

Completed Physician Assistant education program

Unrestricted Physician Assistant license required

2+ years experience as a Physician Assistant

Clinical Skills

Physiological Knowledge

Familiarity with EHR/EMR programs

Confidence to work independently

Thoroughness

Medical Teamwork

Bedside Manner

Sympathetic and genuinely concerned for patients to promote and maintain health

Administering Medication

Infection Control


Physical requirements

This job may require, from time to time, repetitive tasks with few breaks.

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