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Physician Assistant

Lane County Springfield, OR
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $89,336 to $123,864 Yearly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: vision, 401k, dental, life_insurance, medical
Job Description: Description To provide comprehensive primary medical care under the supervision of a licensed physician with emphasis on prevention of disease and promotion of health; and to perform related duties as assigned.ABOUT THE POSITIONThe purpose of this posting is to create a pool of eligible Physician Assistant candidates. The Physician Assistant position will provide comprehensive medical care under the supervision of a licensed physician.ABOUT THE DIVISIONThe Community Health Centers of Lane County (CHCLC) is a dynamic, growing organization that has been providing comprehensive primary care and behavioral health services to the citizens of Lane County since 2004. We operate six primary care clinics in which we provide a broad array of services to adults and children. We also provide preventative dental services to children in schools, Head Start, and WIC locations throughout Lane County. CHCLC provides services to approximately 30,000 individuals each year, and is a primary source of care for uninsured and underinsured individuals. CHCLC is a Federally Qualified Health Center whose mission is to serve the community by offering excellent care and eliminating barriers to healthcare. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about working in a team environment to provide care to a diverse population with the goal of improving the health and well-being of our community.Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm*This is an AFSCME Nurses represented position*TRAUMA INFORMED CARE STATEMENTLane County Health & Human Services is committed to providing Trauma Informed Care. As an organization, we recognize that many of the people we serve have experienced trauma, either currently, recently or in their past. Our agency is dedicated to incorporating an understanding of trauma, both with our clients and with each other. Our employees receive ongoing training to develop or deepen their understanding of trauma and its impacts. In alignment with Lane County's Strategic Plan, incumbent(s) will be expected to demonstrate the following core behaviors: Passion to Serve, Driven to Connect, and Focused on Solutions.The 2018-2021 Strategic Plan focuses on the areas that Lane County will pursue as a way to deliver on our vision for the residents of Lane County. To meet these challenges, we know that the basis of our efforts lies in leveraging our people and partnerships to achieve our Strategic Priorities. We also recognize that the quality and commitment of our staff is essential to a shared future where Lane County is the best place in which to live, work, and play. Examples of Duties - Duties may include, but are not limited to the following • Assess, diagnose and manage common primary care outpatient problems of an acute nature in the adult population, such as bronchitis, lower urinary tract infections, otitis media or bursitis.• Assess chronic diseases, make preliminary diagnoses and manage according to established treatment plans; institute new treatment plans with consultations and referrals as required.• Perform health maintenance examinations, using common screening methods, diagnostic testing and intervention of referral as indicated.• Provide patient education with an orientation towards specific disease treatment options, nutrition, exercise and health maintenance behavior as indicated.• Perform preliminary workup and refer patients with secondary or tertiary illness or injury; that is, those requiring hospitalization or specialty care and follow-up.• Perform minor office procedures to include suturing simple lacerations, routine excisions and biopsies, foreign body removal, wound care and debridement, casting of simple fractures, injections, venipunctures, catheterization, incision and drainage of superficial abscesses, thrombosed hemorrhoid incision.• Conduct emergency life saving measures as required with referral to a physician as soon as possible.• Interpret various diagnostic tests such as gram stains, wet mounts, urinalysis, spirometry, sonograms, EEG's.• Prescribe appropriate therapeutic measures, including medications, physical therapy, or activity restriction.• Provide counseling on primary care mental health problems such as depression, anxiety or family crises.• Prescribe drugs within the scope of the practice; the physician in charge will determine which drugs the physician assistant is capable of prescribing. Minimum Qualifications Knowledge of• Principles, practices and concepts of primary medical care.• Methods and techniques of primary medical care.• Documentation procedures for charting and reporting physical and mental status of patients.• Laws, rules and regulations governing the treatment and care of patients and the scope of responsibility of the provider.• Clinical processes and procedures including scheduling, paperwork and assisting other professionals.• Diseases, infections and preventative care of patients associated with the clinic.• Services provided by the program, clinic and department.• Community resources available for patient referral.• Clinical processing and practices.• Clinical supplies and medications.• Contraception, contraceptive devices, sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy testing.Ability to• Interview and assess physical information of clients.• Diagnose and treat diseases, ailments and illness.• Prescribe medications.• Manage a caseload of patients.• Apply required knowledge and use sound clinical skills and judgment in the recognition, treatment, and referral of routine and non-routine medical, surgical, and psychiatric problems.• Choose appropriate follow-up according to protocol.• Coordinate and schedule patients for efficient processing in the clinic.• Keep accurate and detailed records and charts on clients.• Work without direct, close supervision, following prescribed guidelines.• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.• Perform a variety of clerical processing tasks including typing, work processing, filing and receptionist duties. Experience and Training; Additional Information TrainingBachelor's Degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university with major course work in primary care program for physician assistants.ExperienceOne year of responsible licensed Physician Assistant experience.An equivalent combination of experience and training that will demonstrate the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.Special Requirements for this position:State of Oregon License as a Physician Assistant including dispensing privilegesDiploma DEA CertificateNational Board Certification National Provider Identifier (NPI)BLS/CPR/First Aid by time of hireDiplomaCV or ResumeSupervising Physician complete on-line studyProvide documentation that Oregon Medical Board has accepted the completed supervising physician application Immunes/TB test within 10 days of hireSpecial Requirements to apply:Cover LetterCV/ResumeNotes:This position is subject to a full criminal offender information record check. If fingerprinting is required, the fee is paid for by the successful candidate and the expense is non-reimbursable. Offers of employment are contingent upon consenting to and successfully passing a drug screening test; negative results are reimbursable. As part of the screening process Lane County will verify license status.TOBACCO FREE CAMPUS POLICY The Board of County Commissioners wants to help Lane County be the healthiest county in the state. Effective October 1, 2018, any tobacco use, including vaping devices, will not be allowed inside or on the grounds of properties owned or occupied by Lane County including: All outdoor areas, parking lots, County vehicles, and personal vehicles while on County property. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITYLane County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act and would like to request an accommodation, you may request an accommodation during the online application process, or request an accommodation by contacting the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date at 541-682-3124. Company Description: Mission Statement Enhancing individual and family wellness through integrated care and community connections. Information Lane County Behavioral Health Services encompasses a broad array of services and programs. Services include treatment for children, families, and adults. Services can be accessed through a variety of programs focusing on mental health issues. Lane County Behavioral Health Services is a public mental health provider receiving funding from state mental health grants and client fees, some of which may be in the form of Medicaid, Medicare, and other insurance carriers’ reimbursements. Behavioral Health Services of Lane County is a National Health Services Corps site. This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.

Lane County

Mission Statement Enhancing individual and family wellness through integrated care and community connections. Information Lane County Behavioral Health Services encompasses a broad array of services and programs. Services include treatment for children, families, and adults. Services can be accessed through a variety of programs focusing on mental health issues. Lane County Behavioral Health Services is a public mental health provider receiving funding from state mental health grants and client fees, some of which may be in the form of Medicaid, Medicare, and other insurance carriers’ reimbursements. Behavioral Health Services of Lane County is a National Health Services Corps site. This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.

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