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CLINIC PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Bozeman Deaconess Hospital Bozeman, MT
  • Posted: July 31, 2019
  • Full-Time
  • POSITION DESCRIPTION

    • POSITION SUMMARY
      • The physician assistant (PA) in this position must demonstrate the applicable knowledge,critical thinking and procedural skills to plan, coordinate and provide care on a continual basis in a variety of settings. The PA will provide direct patient care by examining, diagnosing and analyzing the patient's current health condition. The PA will be responsible for developing short- and long-term goals and treatment plans in collaboration with and under the supervision of a physician and/or established protocols/standards. The PA will maintain familiarity with the patient throughout the inpatient/outpatient treatment plan and tailor care and education to meet the needs of each patient based on clinical guidelines.

        Be one of two Advanced Practice Clinicians joining a team of four general surgeons. Assist the physicians in the global management of patients of all ages in the pre-op, intra-operative, post-operative care settings and outpatient clinic in accordance with established standards and guidelines. The primary responsibility of the PA will be to provide inpatient care that will include, daily rounding, writing orders, post-op orders, instructions and education, admission and discharge summaries, assisting in the OR and performing minor procedures. Providing care in the surgical outpatient clinical is also a possibility. The right candidate will be able to interface and effectively communicate with an interdisciplinary team. There is an expectation of rotating first call coverage for inpatient care.

  • REQUIREMENTS
    • EDUCATION
      • Required:
        • Graduate of an accredited physician assistant program
      • Preferred:

    • LICENSURE and CERTIFICATION
      • Required:
        • Active state of Montana physician assistant license

          DEA licensure

          Current board certification as physician assistant

          BLS through AHA as healthcare provider

          Meets Montana State Board of Medical Examiners Requirements

          Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) within 6 months of hire

      • Preferred:

    • EXPERIENCE
      • Required:
        • 3-5 years previous experience in general surgery (inpatient / outpatient / operating room as an APC)
      • Preferred:
        • Previous experience as surgical first or second assist

          Previous experience in EHR documentation

          Proficiency in documenting and billing in the perioperative setting


    • KNOWLEDGE OF,  SKILLS IN, ABILITY TO, COMPLEXITY AND DIFFICULY:
      • KNOWLEDGE OF:
        • Current with continuing education, including pharmacology, related to MT licensure requirements

          Personal computers, hardware and basic software programs including EMR, e-mail, word processing, and spreadsheets

          ICD codes and CPT coding –related to office visits and procedures

          Up to date knowledge of internal medicine / general surgery principles and practices and management guidelines

          Understanding of primary and specialty services offered through Bozeman Health and regionally and when and how to refer /consult other medical providers

          Knowledge of diagnostic testing modalities: indications, interpretation and application of labs and imaging

          Up to date knowledge of primary care / internal medicine and perioperative medications: interactions, contraindications, dosing, side effects, administration

          Up to date knowledge of community resources

          Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures

          Knowledge of procedures and methods of laboratory testing and interpretation

      • SKILLS IN:
      • ABILITY TO:
        • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and written- with colleagues , patients and families

          Preparation and maintenance of electronic medical record

          Ability to maintain flexibility to adapt to a variety of work environments and workload assignments

          Ability to manage stressful situations and to practice self-care

          Ability to educate and counsel patients and families

          Ability to provide age appropriate care in a culturally and ethnically sensitive manner

          Ability to work independently and in a team model of patient care

          Ability to delegate duties to care team members- to include RN's, MA's, and unlicensed personnel

          Ability to follow established Bozeman Health policy and procedures

          Ability to evaluate one’s own advanced practice position in relation to professional practice standards, guidelines, rules and regulations

          Ability to attain knowledge and competency as needed for job description. Participates in ongoing educational activities, demonstrating commitment to lifelong learning, seeks experience to maintain skills and competency. Maintains record of educational activities.

          Participates in required APC peer and performance review and takes action to achieve goals that are identified during this process

          Ability/ interest and participation in efforts that contribute to the professional development of peers and students

          Ability to integrate ethical provisions in all areas of practice: delivering care that protects patient autonomy, dignity and right. Maintaining patient confidentiality, serving as a patient advocate.

          Ability to maintain therapeutic and professional relationships with patients and peers

          Ability and commitment to integrate evidence based research into ones professional practice

          Ability to provide leadership in the practice setting and APC profession Adhere to the standards of the job description and overall "SPIRIT" philosophy of Bozeman Health

          Ability to provide accountable advanced practice medical care to patients, within the

Bozeman Deaconess Hospital

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