Under general supervision of a Physician, provides mid-level medical care and services in a family practice environment with an emphasis on chronic disease management and prevention.
Graduation from accredited Physician Assistant program and three to five (3-5) years PA experience in primary care or family medicine required. Previous experience in a tribal health care environment preferred.
Knowledge: Chronic disease to include diabetes, HTN, CVD asthma, etc. Ability to evaluate and treat patients with several diagnoses and medications. Pediatrics – demonstrated ability in treating childhood illness, ability to assess/treat asthma, URI, otitis, etc. Knowledge of vaccines, immunizations and physical requirements. HIPAA and other applicable laws/regulations with regard to protected health information.
Skills: Clinical skills – hands on ability to evaluate and treat symptoms and disease processes presented in a family practice environment, competent in all areas of practice; assessment skills – strong ability to observe and obtain subjective data, make proper assessment and develop plan; patient teaching skills – ability to instruct patients using appropriate adult/child-learning models; excellent and accurate verbal communication with patients and other staff in person and via phone; time management and organizational skills – ability to prioritize several tasks concurrently, and discern which require immediate attention while remaining calm and professional, delegates appropriately; problem solving and decision-making, fact finding, researching, problem prioritizing, developing plan and evaluating effectiveness; resourcefulness and enlisting support; strong written communication and documentation skills with legibility, accuracy, thoroughness of charting, note taking, requisitions, etc; teamwork – demonstrates ability to work with other providers, medical support staff, and front office staff in a professional and collaborative manner. Must be able to competently and efficiently utilize our electronic health record system.
Work is performed mostly in a clinic setting. Continuously uses vision and listens. Frequently sits, stands, and/or talks. Requires manual dexterity for computer work and routine paperwork. Occasionally walks, climbs stairs, bends at the waist, drives, and/or reaches with hands and arms. Occasionally lifts and/or carries up to 50 lbs. Occasionally pushes or pulls up to 250 lbs. May occasionally be exposed to moving mechanical parts and/or biohazardous waste materials.