Provides healthcare services, under the supervision of a physician. Conducts complete physicals, provides treatment, and counsels patients. May perscribe medicine. Maintains an effective professional relationship with patients, families, co-workers, medical staff, and administration and works to create a culture of service excellence.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:
Graduate of an ARC-PA approved Physician Assistant (PA) training program.
Certification by the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants.
Current licensure or eligible for licensure by West Virginia Board of Medicine.
Basic Life Support Certification required with additional Advanced Life Support (ALS)/Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) training at the discretion of the department.
Acute care, surgical, critical care, or trauma experience
CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties. Other duties may be assigned.
Administers or orders diagnostic tests, such as x-ray and POC lab tests.
Examines patients to obtain information about their physical condition.
Instructs and counsels patients about prescribed therapeutic regimens, normal growth and development, emotional problems of daily living, and health maintenance.
Interprets diagnostic test results for deviations from normal.
Makes diagnosis and decisions about management and treatment of patients.
Obtains, compiles and records patient medical data, including health history, progress notes and results of physical examination utilizing the Meditech EMR.
Performs therapeutic procedures, such as injections, immunizations, suturing and wound care and infection management.
Prescribes therapy or medication – electronically when available.
Educates, instructs and coordinates activities with the medical assistant(s) as needed during the care and treatment of patients.
Provides emergency support (911) following established policies and procedures.
Communicates with staff, medical staff and administration in support of operations.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Near Vision Required.
Normal Hearing Required.
Manual Dexterity Required.
Work requires strength and/or stamina, lifting, moving, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, and carrying of materials and equipment.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Cognizant of environmental factors, infection control issues, and maintains a safe environment.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Demonstrates competency as appropriate in patient care assessment for each patient population area served: Neonatal, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric.