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Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1. Assesses patient health by interview and by obtaining and/or updating medical history. Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
2. Performs physical examinations and provides treatment and counsel. Recognizes and evaluates patients who require the immediate attention of a physician and, when necessary, initiates emergency medical treatment without supervision.
3. Determines abnormal conditions by administering or ordering diagnostic tests and laboratory studies. Follows-up on x-rays and laboratory data. Interprets diagnostic test results.
4. Performs therapeutic procedures such as injections, immunizations, suturing, post-operative care and management of wound care and infections. Utilizes diagnostic techniques, such as observation, palpation, percussion or auscultation.
5. Counsels patients regarding prescribed therapeutic regimens and health maintenance.
6. Provides assistance to physicians during surgery or complicated medical procedures.
7. Maintains accurate and complete patient records. Develops and implements patient management plans, records procedure and progress notes and discharge summaries, and assists in provision of continuity of care.
8. Maintains a safe and clean work environment by ensuring compliance with infection-control policies and protocols and other safety procedures and regulations.9. Develops and provides education related to pre and post-operative evaluation and treatment
3 years Physician’s Associate experience (2 years in specific patient population served) inclusive of moderate to complex cases and medical management of high-risk patients, with demonstrated attendance of educational seminars and completion of continuing education.
Licensing and Certification Requirements (if applicable)
Name: PA-C from NCCPA
DEA from NYS DOH/Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement
Current Infection Control Certificate
AHA approved BLS and ALS
Issuing Agency: Current New York State Physician Assistant License
1. Must have relevant competence in area of clinical practice assigned; new P.A. graduates must possess current knowledge of the clinical process and its application
2. Evidence of ability to maintain interpersonal relationships, communicate appropriately to others, and work effectively and efficiently to solve problems
3. Demonstrates the ability to work in a team displaying effective communication and critical thinking
4. Ability to read, write, understand and speak English in a clear and concise manner
5. Visual, physical, auditory and cognitive ability to assess patient status