In collaboration with supervising physicians, the PA directly manages the care of complex acutely ill patients with or without chronic diseases via face-to-face, telehealth, or other communication devices. An expert in patient care who can provide quality care, perform patient assessments, physical examinations, and medical history.
The PA can order and interpret a variety of laboratory and diagnostic tests. The PA can diagnose, develop appropriate treatment plans, prescribe medical regimen, and educate patients/family regarding diagnosis and plan of care. The Delineation of Privileges helps structure the care and management that the PA provides for patients.
The PA works collaboratively with physicians, staff, and administration to ensure quality of care across the health system. The PA can be a team leader during code rescue/blue. The PA integrates evidence-based practice and technological advances into their scope of practice.
When available, the PA may participate in research initiatives, data collection, quality improvement, discharge planning, and coordination of patient care within the area of practice. The PA participates in and facilitates patient throughput, optimal patient outcomes, optimal length of stay and improved patient satisfaction.
Associates required. PA-Physician License, DEA- Drug Enforcement Administration license, CCPA-NCCPA certified Physician Assistant, BLS and ACLS.
Baptist Health South Florida