Department: SHMG/General Surgery/Wrmc
Schedule: full-time (1.0 FTE - 80 hours per payperiod)
Shift: As scheduled with Call
To provide patient care within the realm and licensure of a physician assistant.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Knowledge of professional theory and practice to give and evaluate patient care. Knowledge of organizational policies, procedures and standards to administer patient care. Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment. Skills in applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of physician assistant to provide ongoing primary patient care. Skill in identifying problems and recommend solutions. Skill in written communication. Skill in developing and maintaining quality improvement. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, co-workers, physician and hospital staff. Ability to maintain quality standards. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures. Ability to communicate clearly. Ability to write, read, speak and comprehend the English language. Ability to maintain confidentiality of patient information. Ability to assist physician with office visits and procedures.
Graduation from an AMA-approved Physician Assistant Program. Bachelor of Science preferred.
One (1) year or more of experience preferred as a Physician Assistant.
Current Pennsylvania license as Medical Physician Assistant. Certification by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Telephone, All medical equipment, Personal computer, Office equipment
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
Requires prolonged standing or sitting and frequent use of the telephone. Requires ability to distinguish letters and symbols. Requires normal vision, hearing and ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Standard office and exam room environment. Scheduled weekdays, off hours as scheduled. Health hazards are contact with blood, blood products or body fluids. Risks are minimal if Exposure Control Plan and Policy are adhered to in a work day. Exposure protection available and mandated. Overtime is an essential job function for this position in order to meet the needs of our department. The inability to perform overtime could result in termination.