OVERALL PURPOSE OF JOB:
The Physician Assistant provides primary health care and performs selective medical services under the direction of the clinic physician including but not limited to clinic exams, and hospital surgical assist/rounds.
Ÿ Obtains complete medical histories and physical data on patients and reviews patient records.
Ÿ Interprets and integrates data to determine appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
Ÿ Performs complete physical exams, records findings and establishes presumptive diagnoses.
Ÿ Orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures.
Ÿ Synthesizes data to determine preliminary diagnoses and therapeutic plans utilizing principles of prevention.
Ÿ Administers injections, immunizations and oral medications, sutures wounds and prepares written prescription orders for drugs and controlled substances.
Ÿ Interviews and advises patients regarding health and illness prevention and recommends community resources to meet patient and family needs.
Ÿ Instructs patients and families regarding medications and treatment instructions and provides patient education.
Ÿ Assists physicians by recording patient progress notes, issuing and transcribing diagnostic orders.
Ÿ Triages patient telephone calls and provides consultation as needed.
Ÿ Performs independent evaluations and treatment procedures in emergency situations.
Ÿ Provides monitoring and continuity of care between physician visits.
Ÿ Assists in hospital surgical procedures.
Ÿ Conducts rounds and general follow-up post-surgery including but not limited to hospital rounds
Ÿ Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.
Ÿ Performs other responsibilities within job class as requested by the Physician.
Part 2: JOB REQUIREMENTS
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Ÿ Knowledge of organizational policies, regulations and procedures to administer patient care
Ÿ Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to effectively administer patient care
Ÿ Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment
Ÿ Skilled in applying and modifying principles, methods and techniques of medicine necessary to provide ongoing patient care
Ÿ Skilled in recording medical histories, assessing medical conditions and interpreting findings
Ÿ Skilled in preparing and maintaining records, writing reports and responding to correspondence
Ÿ Ability to develop and maintain quality control standards
Ÿ Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, medical staff and the public
Ÿ Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations
Ÿ Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures
Ÿ Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS, SPECIAL TRAINING:
Ÿ Graduation from an accredited Physician’s Assistant program
Ÿ Certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician’s Assistants
One year experience as Physician’s Assistant