CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents.
Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.
Participates in the overall care of patients as needed.
Examine patients to obtain information about their physical condition.
Obtain, compile and record patient medical data, including health history and results of physical
Assesses patients, identifies health status including abnormal conditions, writes progress notes and narrative discharge summaries.
Make tentative diagnoses and decisions about management and treatment of patients.
Assist physician with patient rounds, documenting patient status/progress.
Evaluate post operative patients and provide education.
Review medication regimens and respond to refill and medication requests.
Administer or order diagnostic tests, such as x-ray, electrocardiogram, and laboratory tests.
Instruct and counsel patients about prescribed therapeutic regimens, normal growth and development, family
planning, emotional problems of daily living, and health maintenance.
Interpret diagnostic test results for deviations from normal.
Perform therapeutic procedures, such as injections, immunizations, suturing and wound care, dressings/bandages, infection management and application of Spica, Splints and Casts/cast removal.
Insertion of Drains (subcutaneous), foley catheters, NG Tube-aspirate contents, oropharyngeal/naspharyngeal airway.
Removes central lines, chest tubes, drains, sutures/staples.
Removes conjunctival and simple subcutaneous foreign bodies, warts, cysts and superficial abscesses.
Prescribe therapy or medication with physician approval.
Uses critical thinking and decision making at an advanced level, commensurate with the autonomy, authority and responsibility of his/her licensure.
Order medical and laboratory supplies and equipment.
Manage patient phone calls, maintaining same day return calls.
Performs other duties as delegated.
Maintains current knowledge and skills in the Physicians Assistant field.
Participates in educational programs to enhance clinical/ experience.
Maintains Licensure and education requirements for Physician Assisting.
Recognizes his/her limits of knowledge and experience, planning for situations beyond his/her expertise, and
collaborating with or referring to other healthcare providers as appropriate.
Has knowledge of the statutes and regulations governing Physicians Assistant practice, and functions within those legal boundaries.
Education: Successful completion of an education program for physician assistants or surgeon assistants program accredited by the American Medical Association's Committee on Allied Health Education and has passed the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Current Licensure to practice as a Physician Assistant in the State of Arkansas. Credentials and work history credible for malpractice coverage in Arkansas.
Experience: 1 year as a Physician Assistant