Physician Assistant

  Job Duties:


• Contributes to physician's effectiveness by identifying short-term and long-range patient care issues that must be addressed; providing information and commentary pertinent to deliberations; recommending options and courses of action; implementing physician directives.


• Assesses patient health by interviewing patients; performing physical examinations;  obtaining, updating, and studying medical histories.


• Determines abnormal conditions by administering or ordering diagnostic tests, such as x-rays, electrocardiograms, and laboratory studies; interpreting test results.


• Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.


• Performs therapeutic procedures by administering injections and immunizations; suturing; managing wounds and infections.


• Instructs and counsels patients by describing therapeutic regimens; giving normal growth and development information; discussing family planning; providing counseling on emotional problems of daily living; promoting wellness and health maintenance.


• Provides continuity of care by developing and implementing patient management plans.


• Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.


• Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.


• Complies with federal, state, and local legal and professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.


• Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.


• Develops health care team staff by providing information, educational opportunities, and experiential growth opportunities.


• Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.



  Skills and Qualifications:


Health Promotion and Maintenance, Thoroughness, Clinical Skills, Informing Others, Medical Teamwork, Physiological Knowledge, Bedside Manner, Infection Control, Administering Medication, Pain Management, Self-Development


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