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Under the direct supervision of the Practice Manager and the general supervision of the physicians and within established policies and procedures, performs diversified clinical duties in support of the practice physicians in the care and treatment of primary care patients.
Description of Duties and Responsibilities
- Conducts physical diagnostic, medical history taking, and therapeutic procedures within a primary care setting, in a professional manner in accordance with established standards of care and practice.
- Documents physical findings and patient response on appropriate worksheets and medical record.
- Collaborates with physicians to formulate an appropriate plan of care based on physical exam, patient history and clinical findings.
- Coordinates treatment with patient and family members under the general guidance of the collaborating physician.
- 5.Communicates with referring physicians, when directed by a physician or designee, to review test results. Documents all interactions in the patient’s medical record.
- Contacts patients with follow up information on testing, when directed by the physician or designee and may at times delegate this to be done by the appropriate office personnel. Documents all interactions in the patient’s medical record.
- Gathers pertinent information, interviews patients, and performs physical examinations on patients as directed by the attending physician or designee.
- Promptly reports information to the physician, formulates a differential diagnosis and plan based on the assessment.
- Recognizes and reports relevant information that requires urgent attention.
- Writes orders including diagnostic tests and medication, and when appropriate consults with the physician to accomplish a long term plan of care.
- Dictates history and physicals promptly, records brief summaries in progress notes.
- Performs follow up assessments of patients as directed by the physician, to include relevant interval history, physical exam, and review of objective data. Records information in the progress notes in a standard SOAP format.
- Performs routine patient education to answer questions and clarifies concerns regarding medications, diet, activity, and health status as directed by the attending physician. Documents all interactions in the patients’ medical record.
- Adheres to infection control procedures and safety control procedures and Universal Precautions.
- Ensures confidentiality of employee, legal, client/patient, budget and all company matters.
- Demonstrates courtesy, respect and caring to patients, families, physicians and coworkers and maintains professional rapport with external parties and organizations.
- Participates in staff meetings and cooperates with physicians and coworkers to achieve departmental objectives. Reports concerns and problems as they arise.
- Provides and promotes effective and compassionate care for patients and families.
- Works collaboratively and cooperatively with all members of the multi-disciplinary team.
- Ensures quality control to maintain overall patient care.
- Keeps knowledge base current by reading professional literature and attending educational programs.
- Maintains hospital privileges at Huggins Hospital.
- Performs inpatient hospital rounds at the direction and under the supervision of the primary care physician.
- Assists with scheduling appointments for coordinating care with medical providers.
- Participates in continuing development activities, maintains professional affiliations and licenses and strives to increase skill and knowledge.
- Submits requests for vacation days at least two weeks in advance.
- Assists in establishing protocols and treatments plans.
- Participates in appropriate role in disaster, fire drills, fires and other emergency situations.
- Exercises care in the operation and use of equipment and reference materials. Maintains work area in a clean and organized manner.
- Performs similar or related duties as assigned.
- Serves on committees and attends meeting as requested.
- Utilizes supplies and equipment properly without waste.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Individuals must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities listed or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities and to possess the necessary physical requirements, with or without the aid of mechanical devices to safely perform the essential functions of the job:
- Ability to deliver patient care in a manner that is appropriate to the demographics and/ or specific needs of the patient population served by the practice.
- Demonstrates proficiency in assessing, responding and adapting treatment of care to meet the needs of the patient population served by the practice.
- Physical requirements include the ability to bend the body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist; bend legs at knee to come to rest on knee or knees; bend the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine; extend hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction; stand for sustained periods of time; move about on foot to accomplish tasks; use upper extremities to exert force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward; use upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion; raise objects from a lower to higher position or move objects horizontally from position-to-position; pick, pinch, type or otherwise working with fingers and palm; perceive attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
- Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word. Essential functions include activities in which incumbent must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to patients, physicians, families and other employees accurately, loudly or quietly.
- Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make fine discriminations in sound.
- Ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
- Ability to wear safety glasses, gloves, gowns, masks and other safety equipment.
- Visual acuity sufficient for work which deals largely with visual inspection involving small anatomic or physiologic details as well as the whole patient and sufficient for preparing and analyzing data and figures, accounting, transcription, computer terminal operation, extensive reading and visual inspection involving small parts/devices.
- Ability to endure periods of heavy workload and stress.
- Ability to work with frequent interruptions and respond appropriately to unexpected situations.
- Ability to plan and perform a wide variety of duties requiring general knowledge of policies and procedures. Requires considerable judgment to work independently toward general results, devising methods, modifying or adapting standard procedures to meet different conditions, also making decisions based on precedent and policy.
- Ability to communicate effectively and establish a cooperative, collaborative working environment.
- Ability to accept constructive feedback and initiate appropriate actions to correct situations.
- Ability to maintain good communications. Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, physicians, patients, families and the public.
FLSA: Non-Exempt (Hourly)
Work Schedule: Varied, Monday through Friday
Occasional requirements to work evenings or weekends depending on the schedule of the practice to which the employee is assigned.
Education: Graduate of an accredited Physician’s Assistant Program.
Experience: Three years or more as a Physician Assistant preferred.
Licenses/Certification: Licensed by the State of NH as a Physician Assistant.
Certified by the State of NH as a Certified Physician Assistant.
BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required.
Must maintain BLS throughout employment.
ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support).
Must maintain ACLS throughout employment.
North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) Job Opportunity
Physician Assistant, Pain Management Founded in 1986, North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) is the leading single specialty anesthesia and perioperative management company in the United States. NAPA is comprised of the most respected clinical staff, providing thousands of patients with superior and attentive care. The company is known for partnering with hospitals and other health care facilities across the nation to provide anesthesia services and preoperative leadership that maximize operating room performance, enhance revenue, and demonstrate consistent patient and surgeon satisfaction ratings. /> We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a full time Physician Assistant at Seacoast Pain Institute of New England located in Somersworth, NH. Somersworth NH is conveniently located an hour north of Boston and just minutes from beautiful Portsmouth NH, making it a wonderful place to live. We offer a comprehensive benefits package. Position is Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm, no nights, no weekends, no call.
- Under the general supervision of the medical director and the direct supervision of specific assigned physicians, the Physician Assistant assesses and manages the care of patients with both acute and chronic pain syndromes.
- Perform physical examinations; obtain, update, and review medical histories.
- In conjunction with the physician and patient, develops and implements an appropriate care plan; instructs and counsels patients (and their caregivers) in the plan, including promoting health and wellness. Ensure that patient is in compliance; assess results and revise plan as needed.
- Provide counseling and patient education for recommended interventional procedures to patients and families.
- Prescribe medications and therapies as appropriate.
- Document patient care services by charting in patient records.
- Obtain insurance authorizations as needed.
- Perform therapeutic procedures as indicated.
- Provide and promote effective and compassionate care for patients and their families.
- Respond to emails and voicemails.
- Work with staff in a positive, constructive manner.
- Comply with federal, state, and local legal and professional requirements.
- Education: Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant Program.
- Experience: Three (3) or more years as a Physician Assistant preferred; new grads with high level of motivation and interest in pain management will be considered.
- Licensure Certification: Licensed by the state of NH as a Physician Assistant. BCLS and ACLS required.
- Competitive Salary
- Vacation Time<
- Business Expense Reimbursement Plan
- Health insurance
- Dental Insurance
- Fully Paid Malpractice Insurance Coverage
- Fully Paid Long Term Disability Insurance
- Fully Paid Short Term Disability
- Fully Paid Life Insurance
- Fully Paid AD&D Insurance
- Flexible Spending Accounts for Dependent Care + for Medical Expenses
- Optional: Short Term Disability Insurance + Excess Life
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