Assists gastroenterologists with inpatient and emergency room consultations as well as outpatient office visits and procedures.
Performs outpatient office visits to include new patients, routine follow up and acute care.Order and interpret lab and radiology results and formulate a medical plan of care according to protocols. Daily medical management of inpatients in collaboration with physician.
Rounds on hospitalized patients
Performs admission history and physicals
Performs discharge planning functions, family case conferences and dictates discharge summaries
Perform pre-procedural evaluation, and answer questions pertaining to GI procedures such as bowel preparation, anti- coagulation therapy and dietary recommendations.
Coordinate patient care and follow-up for gastroenterology patients on the gastroenterology service
Coordinate with procedure areas to ensure proper equipment and supplies are available for procedural cases
Sees and evaluate new patients and completes history and physical exams and consultations in collaboration with physician
Presents patient to physician and assists in formulating a treatment plan, ordering appropriate lab and radiographic studies.
Evaluate post-procedural patients and routine follow up visits
See same day patients when required
Triage new and existing patients over the phone
Return patient phone calls
Handle prescription refills
Review ancillary reports with the physicians
Provide appropriate patient education
Review gastroenterology related studies with patients and physicians to formulate a treatment plan
Review diagnostic imaging with physician to formulate a treatment plan
Coordinate procedural scheduling to ensure maximum efficiency in physician's schedule
Performs other functions as required.
Consistently provides service excellence to all patients, family members, visitors, volunteers and co-workers in a manner that reflects MACC’s commitment to CARES: compassion, accountability, respect, excellence and service.
Graduation from a program for physician assistants or nurse practitioner approved by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA) of the American Medical Association
Baccalaureate degree or two (2) years working experience as a Certified Physician Assistant or nurse practitioner
One to three years’ experience in gastroenterology preferred