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Physician Assistant

Department: Community Health & Research Center
Location: Dearborn, MI

Job Title:† Physician Assistant

Employment Status: Part-Time

Job Summary: Under the general supervision of a Physician, uses specialized knowledge in nursing along with skills obtained through experience and/or formal training to provide general medical care and treatment to patients under multiple disciplines. Performs physical examinations, orders, interprets and evaluates diagnostic tests, records physical findings and formulates diagnoses. Prescribes or recommends medications or other forms of treatment according to patientís health care needs. †Collaborates with program supervisor and administration to ensure goals are achieved and program requirements are met while achieving and maintaining the highest quality of care and service.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Obtains comprehensive health history, conducts physical exams, and assesses overall client health in order to determine health care needs. May assign prescription medication to patients as needed based on licensing.
  • Conducts Rapid Assessment for Adolescent Preventive Services (RAAPS) and counsels clients based on information and results obtained.
  • Documents and maintains findings and medical information in a systematic, accurate and succinct format in compliance with program and HIPAA regulations.
  • Obtains various specimens, performs laboratory tests and interprets results. Orders additional testing as needed.
  • Reviews overall findings and interprets subject and objective data in order to develop an individualized plan of care including client focused interventions as well as prevention plans for high risk clients. Collaborates with other members of the program health care team as needed.
  • Consults with Physicians, Advanced Practice Clinicians, or Medical Director as needed in order to discuss findings and appropriate treatment for clients.
  • Refers clients to appropriate resources and follows up on referrals to ensure that prescribed treatment is obtained. Advocates for clients as needed.
  • Screen and identify clients who meet criteria for enrollment into the Childrenís Special Health Care Services program (CSHCS) and work with client and various entities to ensure enrollment.
  • Monitor, maintain and document all services in compliance with the agencies quality assurance plan, program and professional standards, and accreditation requirement. Report on program progress at required intervals per funding guidelines.
  • Provides education and counseling to clients and the community regarding optimal health care.
  • May conduct HIV testing and counseling as needed.
  • Maintains currency in nursing skills and techniques as well as knowledge of domestic violence recognition and treatment plans.
  • Shall follow the funding sources requirements and CARF standards applicable to the services you provide.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Concepts, principles and practices of medicine and the human internal organ systems.
  • Concepts, principles and practices of Domestic Violence education, prevention and treatment.
  • Prescription drug medications and drug interactions.
  • Proper medical documentation and charting techniques.
  • Proper techniques in obtaining current patient vital statistics (height, weight, accurate blood pressure, temperature, etc.) and patient health history.
  • OSHA, HIPPA, and confidentiality standards.

Skill in:

  • Operating standard office equipment and using required software applications, including Microsoft Office.
  • Using medical equipment (EKG, PFT, etc.)
  • Performing UA, HCG test, STD screening, school physicals, immunizations and other general medical exams.

Ability to:

  • Think critically and effectively solve problems.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Strong multi-tasking skills.
  • Perform mathematical calculations as needed during the course of performing basic job duties (e.g. calculating proper dosages for patient immunizations).
  • Organize daily work load, keep assigned providers on time to the extent possible or, to help provider manage changes to their schedule to ensure that all patients receive the highest level of care.
  • Listen to patients, understand symptoms and make a diagnosis or prescribe additional testing using standard medical equipment and examination techniques.
  • Assess data reflective of each patient's status and interprets appropriate information needed to identify each patient's age-specific requirements.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Work independently as well as collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Handle stressful situations and provide a high level of customer service in a calm and professional manner.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships at all levels of the organization.

Educational/Previous Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum Degree Required:

o††† Masterís Degree

  • Required Disciplines:

o††† Nursing, Physician Assistant or a related field.

~or~

  • At least 2 years experience working as a†Physician Assistant†with a minimum of one year in a medical office setting and at least one year working with youth. Any equivalent combination of experience, education, and/or training approved by Human Resources.

Licenses/Certifications:

  • Licenses/Certifications Required at Date of Hire:

o††† Physician Assistant License is required.

Working Conditions:

Hours:†† Normal business hours.Some additional hours may be required.

Travel Required: none

Working Environment:††† Climate controlled office environment.

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