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Physician Assistant

Company: Cypress Health Partners
Location: Aptos
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

SUMMARY

Responsible for providing primary and urgent care to a diverse patient population, focusing on health maintenance, disease prevention, patient education, and counseling. Works under a Practice Agreement following established guidelines and within established scope of practice.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Demonstrates the ability to perform physical exams on all patients, neonate through the geriatric population.
* Obtains and documents the patient's medical history. Identifies health risk factors.
* Demonstrates the ability to diagnose and treat common acute illnesses.
* Demonstrates the ability to diagnose and treat chronic illnesses such as diabetes and hypertension.
* Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
* Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.
* Orders and interprets diagnostic tests, i.e., laboratory work, x-rays, EKG.
* Provides well childcare; women's healthcare, prenatal care, family planning.
* Demonstrates the ability to prescribe medications (see individual state laws) and non-pharmacological therapies based on the patient's diagnoses, health history and age.
* Encourages positive health behaviors for the maintenance of health and the prevention of disease. This is done through education and counseling.
* Always applies standardized care guidelines in clinical practice.
* Provides patient and/or family with health education, counseling and referrals to other healthcare professionals and community resources when appropriate.
* Assesses and documents patient and/or family psycho-social issues.
* Treats patients and families with respect and dignity. Maintains high patient satisfaction scores.
* Collaborates with physicians and other members of the health team to plan optimal care for the patient.
* Works with the patient and family to formulate a patient treatment and education plan.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

* Provides follow-up care, determines the effectiveness of the treatment plan, reassesses and changes the plan as needed.
* Documentation meets all standards and policies. Documentation includes all findings, interventions and results. Appropriately codes E&M at appropriate levels, without over or under coding. Completes and signs all documentation timely, usually at the point of service, but no later than the end of the shift.
* Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
* Functions as a patient advocate.
* Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized, and function under stressful situations.
* Participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
* Stays current with medical advancements, new technology, new drugs through continuing education classes, society meetings, professional journals, etc.
* Attends all departmental, organizational, and medical staff committee meetings as appropriate.
* Meets the organization's requirements for participation in government and private payer incentive programs, such as PQRS and Meaningful Use.
* Completes patient charts following appropriate documentation guidelines in a timely manner.
* Assists with the development and implementation of specific policies and procedures.

CREDENTIALS/EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

* Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences, etc.
* Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant Program.
* Current Physician Assistant license from the California Physician Assistant Board
* The scope of practice is related directly to the PA's supervising physician and California laws.
* Current BCLS certification.
* Registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Registration must be obtained within the first six (6) months of employment.
* Basic computer knowledge. Ability to master efficient use of EMR.
* Able to perform minor office surgeries, apply casts and splints, laceration repairs. (Training will be provided if needed)
* Basic X-ray interpretation. (Training will be provided if needed)
* Telemedicine evaluations for common minor injuries and illnesses.
* Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
* Able to communicate effectively in Spanish is highly desirable.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:

Due to the state mandate for Healthcare Workers, we will require you to prove that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.

Keywords: Cypress Health Partners, Mountain View , Physician Assistant, Healthcare , Aptos, California

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