Title: Physician Assistant (PA)
Provides primary care to patients in accordance with the jointly developed Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner/Physician Protocol and within both the State Nurse Practice Act and Physician Assistant Practice Act.
Provides patient education and prescribes patient's care interventions according to guidelines of related and/or contracted organizations.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
A) Completes health/medical history and performs physical assessment on patients in accordance with the presenting chief complaint and established protocol.
B) Interprets and integrates data to determine appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic intervention.
C) Collaborates with physicians in managing acute and long-term medical needs of patients in accordance with practice protocol.
D) Orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures as warranted in accordance with the established protocol.
E) Synthesizes data to determine preliminary assessment and therapeutic plan utilizing principles of prevention and health promotion.
F) Administers treatments, medical intervention and injections in accordance with established protocols.
G) Educates and advises patients or significant others regarding health and illness prevention including referral to community resources to meet patient and family needs.
H) Instructs patients and family, regarding their plan of treatment and expected outcomes as well as follow-up appointments as indicated by the patient's condition.
I) Ensure that documentation is comprehensive and written in the established format of the practice.
J) Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.
K) Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.
L) Performs other duties as assigned.
A) EXPERIENCE: One year experience in an Urgent Care Setting.
B) EDUCATION: Graduate of an approved Physician Assistant Program.
C) LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND REGISTRATION: Current license in the State of Connecticut
A) REPORTS TO: Physician / Supervisor PA
B) SUPERVISES: Independent / Individual Contributor
C) LEADS/GUIDES: Clinical site staff
D) CONTACTS: Patients, physicians, vendors, family members and corporate office staff.
A) UNIFORM/DRESS REQUIREMENTS: Medical Attire: (i.e scrubs / lab coat)
B) PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Standing for prolonged periods of time. Occasional walking and sitting. Must be able to: pick, pinch, or otherwise work with fingers; express ideas by means of the spoken word; perceive the nature of sounds by the ear; lift, push, pull or carry objects weighing up to 20 lbs; occasional lifting, pushing, pulling or carrying of objects weighing up to 50 lbs.; and, ability to correct vision to 20/20.
C) PERSONAL TRAITS, QUALITIES AND APTITUDES: Ability to effectively communicate with individuals from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds.