Physician Assistant - Full Time
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Responsible for providing primary care services, including assessing and managing patients in the clinic following established standards and practices.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Complies with all HIPAA and OSHA regulations and policies.
Performs a complete physical exam, obtains complete medical history and records findings. Orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures. Interprets and integrates data to determine preliminary diagnosis and therapeutic plan.
Administers medications and injections in compliance with state law and clinic guidelines.
Instructs patient/family regarding medications and treatments.
Educates patients regarding health and illness prevention.
Recommends community resources to meet patient and family needs.
Collaborates with physicians in managing acute and long-term medical needs of patients. Provides monitoring and continuity of care between physician visits. Maintains and reviews patient records, charts and other pertinent information. Posts tests and examination results. Triages patient telephone calls and provides consultation.
Maintains patient confidentiality.
Knowledge and Skills Required:
Knowledge of professional nursing theory, practices and regulations to give and evaluate patient care.
Knowledge of how to use medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care.
Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish/maintain a safe work environment.
Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of professional nursing to provide ongoing patient care.
Skill in taking medical histories to assess medical condition and interpret findings.
Ability to maintain quality control standards.
Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
Ability to assist in surgery.
Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures.
Ability to communicate clearly and establish/maintain effective working relationships with patients, medical staff and the public.
Education and Work Experience:
Physican Assistant / PA-C
Successful completion of an approved Physician Assistant program.
Surgery experience preferred, but not required.
Neurology experience preferred, but not required.
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Northern Ohio Medical Specialists