Flex time Physician Assistant opportunity with Acute Care Surgery.
The Physician Assistant typically has staff privileges providing clinical services a minimum of their time in a hospital inpatient setting, specialty practice, urgent care, emergency department or nursing home. They take call and/or provide periods of night, weekend or holiday coverage.The Medical Specialty Physician Assistant has advanced knowledge and skills qualify her/him to function as a primary health care provider. She/he serves as a member of a collaborative health care team. This collaborative role includes responsibility for determining the patient’s health and medical status by taking a health history; performing physical exams; initiating screening and diagnostic procedures; providing health maintenance services; and management of pregnancy, minor trauma, acute illnesses, and stable chronic illness. Consults with physician, as appropriate, keeping the physician informed of needs and problems related to patient care.The Physician Assistant demonstrates knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and assesses data reflective of the patient’s status. The Nurse Practitioner interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his or her age specific needs and provides care according to departmental policies and procedures.
Provides quality service in a caring and professional manner. Actively commits to team efforts, provision for cost effectiveness, service excellence, and respect for everyone by demonstrating actions which support Carilion Clinic.
Conducts comprehensive health histories. Performs physical, psychological, and developmental assessments using appropriate techniques based on age. Assesses and manages acute illness, pregnancy, minor trauma and chronic illness and conditions. Analyzes and interprets health data.
Discriminates between normal and abnormal physical, psychological, and developmental findings, and appropriately determines when to consult with and/or refer to other members of the health care team. Initiates, implements, and prescribes appropriate treatment plans consulting with the physician as needed. Administers medications and injections as appropriate.
Performs or requests laboratory and screening tests. Conducts preventive screening procedures based on age and history.
Accurately records changes in health status and assessment findings, documenting actions in a clear and concise manner. Determines the effectiveness of the plan of care and revises as necessary to achieve medical and health goals. Able to utilize automated computer systems, including electronic medical records.
Provides patient/family education, develops plans for continued health care management, and promotes health maintenance activities for patients. Promotes wellness through health education. Coordinates necessary appointments and referrals, including the use of community resources as indicated by patient needs.
Documents patient information in the medical records in a timely manner to include update treatment procedures, medication refills, test results, patient concerns, etc. Makes return phone calls within a specified timeframe to include handling refill requests.
Acts as a resource to patients, other health team members, the community, and various academic institutions.
Maintains patient flow, with patients seen in appropriate order and keeps exam rooms filled.
What We Require:
Education: Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant Program required.
Experience: Clinical experience appropriate to specific practice/ department preferred.
Licensure/Certification: Current Physician Assistants license (PA) required. DEA licensure required. AHA BLS-HCP certification required. Advanced life support is preferred and is required for those who may use a defibrillator in their practice.
Other: Meets credentialing requirements. Qualifies for malpractice insurance and is accepted by Carilion Clinic’s malpractice insurance carrier. Ability to work collaboratively with physicians and other health care providers. Maintains open and supportive communications between all department members and other employees, patients and their family members. Commitment to continued professional development.
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