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Physician Assistant (Outpatient) New

Paradise, NV


Position Description

Job Summary

Evaluates, diagnoses and provides patient care, treatment and services, including the performance of physical exams, diagnosing conditions, development of treatment plans, health counseling and prescribing medications for patients seen by the collaborating/supervising physician. Assumes total care of patients under the direction of a physician. Follows established standards, procedures and practices, and gives specific patient modalities to health clinic staff. Evaluates and treats patients within prescribes parameters. Orders appropriate tests, treatments and counsels as needed.

Function: Clinical Care

Family: Advanced Practice Provider

Level: Advanced Practitioner

(e.g., NP, PA)

Job Requirements

Graduate from an accredited school/college of nursing, as applicable: Required

Bachelor's Degree: Preferred

Two years' primary care or allied health experience: Preferred

Physician Assistant (PA) licensure in state of practice: Required

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or Basic Life Support (BLS) certification: Required

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification: Required

Refer to the Required Licenses and Certifications list for additional job and/or unit specific requirements.

Organizational Expectations

Adheres to the Adventist Health Mission, Vision and Values statements. Complies with behavioral standards, policies, procedures and handbooks established by the organization and their respective ministries. Abides by the guiding principles of the Code of Conduct.

Essential Functions

Performs complete, detailed and accurate patient histories. Reviews patient records to develop comprehensive medical status reports. Orders laboratory, radiological and diagnostic studies appropriate for complaint, age, race, sex and physical condition of the patient. Completes physical examinations and records pertinent data in acceptable medical forms.

Makes medical diagnoses and institutes therapy or referrals of patients to the appropriate health care facilities, agencies, other resources of the community, or other physicians.

Arranges hospital admissions and discharges at the direction of the supervising physician. Performs hospital rounds and records appropriate patient progress notes. Transcribes and executes specific orders at the direction of the supervising physician. Compiles detailed narrative and case summaries, completes forms pertinent to patients' medical records and issues diagnostic orders which must be signed within an specified time period, as defined by hospital guidelines.

Interprets and evaluates patient data to determine patient management and treatment. Provides instructions and guidance regarding medical care matters to patients.

Performs or assists with routine medical techniques and procedures.

Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

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