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Physician Assistant - 2603078
The Senior Physician’s
Associate provides diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health care services
under the direct supervision of a physician. The Senior P.A. provides a broad
spectrum of comprehensive medical services, treating patients with physical
ailments, which range from superficial injuries to acute medical disorders.
Case mix complexity varies from routine to complex cases with appropriate
supervision but increased autonomy.
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 plans.
10. Provide oversight of all surgical cases related to scheduling and medical clearance
11. Mentors less experienced P.A. staff.
12. May prescribe medication.
13. Participates in department educational seminars and demonstrates regular attendance of relevant continuing education courses.
14. Performs other related duties
15. General Competencies:
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
6. Physical and mental health necessary to care for acutely ill patients with a broad variety of diagnoses and behaviors on a daily basis
7. Ability to walk, stand, lift, stoop, push and respond quickly in a variety of situations and for an extended period of time
8. Manual dexterity to perform a variety of clinical procedures relevant to clinical practice area (i.e. venipuncture, urinary catheterization, cardiopulmonary resuscitation)
9. Ability to use basic data entry, retrieval systems and the electronic medical record documentation system in a proficient manner
- Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant Program
- NCCPA Certification
- NYS PA Licensure
- DEA Licensure
- NYS Infection Control Course Certification
- Current BLS and ACLS Certification
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.