ONSMS is seeking a Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant Job Description

Position Overview

The Physician Assistant (PA) will provide health care services to patients under the direction of a physician. PA’s are academically and clinically trained to perform many of the routine but time-consuming tasks that physicians usually do and are accountable for their own actions and accountable to their supervising physicians.

Duties/Responsibilities:

● Examines patient, takes medical history, records results, and makes preliminary diagnosis or decides on follow-up procedures.

● Administers and orders diagnostic tests such as x-rays, electrocardiograms, and blood work, and interprets test results.

● Performs therapeutic procedures such as immunizations, injections, suturing and wound care, and managing infection.

● Exercises professional judgment regarding consultation with supervising physicians concerning appropriate treatment.

● Develops and implements patient care plans, instructs and counsels patients, and records progress.

● Prescribes medications to the extent allowable by state guidelines and clinic regulations.

● Provides general health education regarding matters such as proper diet, family planning, emotional problems of daily living, and health maintenance.

● Assists physician with emergency treatments and more complex procedures.

Required Skills/Abilities:

● Demonstrated competency dealing with all age groups including neonates, infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients.

Education and Experience:

● Completion of a four-year physician assistant baccalaureate program and a year of clinical training, or;

● Completion of a two-year accredited physician assistant program (which requires two years of undergraduate study) plus two years of clinical training following completion of PA program.

● State accreditation based on certifying exam.

Physical Requirements:

● Prolonged periods of standing, walking, and moving.

● Must be able to lift 50 pounds at times.

● Frequent exposure to chemicals, bloodborne pathogens, and patient body fluids.

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