The PA assesses and manages the healthcare needs and problems within his/her specialty area as well as the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illness.
*This position primarily covers DH patients at Elliot Hospital. Work location will be Elliot Hospital.
A listing of the key responsibilities
Assesses physical and psychosocial health status of patient and family by taking health histories and conducting physical examinations.
Plans and manages the care for patients.
Performs outpatient encounters and documents such encounters in patients' medical record.
Orders diagnostic/screening tests to evaluate patient's current health status.
Evaluates patient's progress during follow up visits and implements a revised plan of care.
Prescribes drugs in accordance with RSA 318.
Obtains consent and performs treatment, diagnostic, or therapeutic procedures.
Provides patient education with emphasis on the promotion of health and wellness and the prevention of illness and disability.
Provides guidance and counseling for both individuals and families.
Performs inpatient rounds and document in the progress notes.
Performs other duties as required or assigned.