05 Apr

Physician Assistant

Argent Technologies,LLC Published: April 5, 2017
Location
Job Type
Category
Job Summary
Outpatient Primary Care
Specialty
Family Practice
Contact Name
Pamela F Patton
Contact Phone
2108881876

Description

The Physician Assistant will provide outpatient primary or specialty medical care with the cognizance or supervision of a physician to eligible members of the Military Treatment Facility (MTF) at Holloman AFB, NM.

The Physician Assistant may become the primary care manager for a panel of patients.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Be a graduate Physician Assistant qualified by academic and practical education to provide patient services as a physician extender under supervision of a physician.
  • Be a graduate of a Physician Assistant Training Program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), or its predecessors, and acceptable to the Surgeon General, USAF, is mandatory.
  • Certification as a Physician Assistant by the National Committee on Certification Physician Assistants (NCCPA) is required.
  • Have at least 24 months of experience as a Physician Assistant within the last 36 months.
  • Possess a current, unrestricted Medical License
  • Possess a current BLS, ACLS and PALS
  • Able to complete favorable background check and USG credential requirements

TYPE OF WORK. The duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provides primary or specialty medical care with the cognizance or supervision of a physician.
  • Responsible for a regularly appointed clinic, compatible with workload and, in addition, provide immediate evaluation and management of emergent problems as they occur.

Shall have the capability to:

  • Collect and record, in proper format, medical and social historical data appropriate to the patient's condition.
  • Perform a general physical examination.
  • May become the primary care manager for a panel of patients. As a PCM, will be the primary person responsible for the management of the health and wellness of assigned patients.

Duties include:

  • Examination of patients, formulation differential diagnostic plans, defines and orders required diagnostic testing.
  • Interpretation of examination findings and test results, and implementation of treatment plans.
  • Determines need for consultation and assists in medical care and treatment provided at the direction of other specialists.
  • Approving/disapproving subspecialty referrals.
  • Answering patient telephone consults with the assistance of clinic staff.
  • Providing primary and secondary preventive maintenance care.
  • Admit inpatients as per the local MTF instructions.
  • Recognize those more complicated cases, initiate treatment (if appropriate), and refer to a higher level of medical expertise for diagnosis and/or treatment.
  • Plan and initiate proper treatment within defined privileges and the scope of practice of the facility.
  • Identify and report those situations and individual cases which have public health significance and carry out effective control measures.
  • Clearly communicate to other health personnel either orally or in writing the findings, diagnosis, and planned treatment regimen.
  • Stabilize and manage a patient in a medical or surgical emergency and/or transfer to physician care.
  • Determine appropriate means of evacuation of emergency patients, prepare patients for evacuation, and arrange for evacuation support.
  • Perform the following blocks: Digital, Local Infiltration, and Intercostal
  • Perform urological procedures.
  • Maintain inpatient and outpatient medical records in accordance with MTF procedures.
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