Physician Assistant Bilingual - Physician Assistant

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Job Description - Physician Assistant Bilingual - Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant Bilingual
The Physician Assistant will provide direct patient care to a specific out-patient and in-patient population. The Physician Assistant reports directly to supervising physician. This individual needs to be bilingual-English and Spanish speaking. Excellent benefits and competitive pay!

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Attending Physician

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

* Graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant Program.
* Current Certification.
* Current licensure as a Physician Assistant in the State of Florida.
* Intermediate knowledge of and experience utilizing a personal computer and word processing software required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

* Perform initial consultations and provide longitudinal care at follow-up visits to assigned patients in the office.
* Obtain detailed medical history and perform comprehensive physical examination.
* Develop and implement plan of care with attending supervision.
* Complete appropriate documentation of all evaluations, care, and services rendered in the medical record.
* Make appropriate referral for consultations.
* Provide appropriate patient education to patients and their families.
* Respond to telephone inquiries of patients and provide appropriate medical care, referral for consultation or counseling.
* Communicate with referring or primary care physicians regarding patient care and treatment.
* Provide follow-up and health maintenance care including the appropriate adjustment of medications in accordance with established protocols or in response to specific instructions from the Attending Physician.
* Prescription of medications to accomplish the plan of treatment
* On-call responsibilities on rotational basis.
* Completing disability, workers compensation and other forms as required.
* Review patient reports for unusual findings (i.e. MRI reports, laboratory results, consultations from other physicians, etc.).
* Participate in regular staff, clinical and provider meetings.
* Any other duties/projects as assigned (e.g. educational materials for patients, signing off on clinical supply orders, employee health, etc.).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

* Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress.
* Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
* Ability to perform medical examinations using standard medical procedures.
* Knowledge of patient care charts and patient histories.
* Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
* Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions.
* Ability to educate patients and/or families as to the nature of disease and to provide instruction on proper care and treatment.
* Knowledge of primary care principles and practices.
* Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements.
* Knowledge of CPR and emergency medical procedures.
* Skill in preparing and maintaining patient records.
* Knowledge of current and emerging trends in technologies, techniques, issues, and approaches in area of expertise.
* Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures.
* Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
* Knowledge of drugs and their indications, contraindications, dosing, side effects, and proper administration.
* Ability to clearly communicate medical information to professional practitioners and/or the general public.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS:

* Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment with frequent telephone contacts.
* Occasional evening work.
* Moderate physical activity.
* Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds.
* Requires standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.

ENVIRONMENTAL/WORKING CONDITIONS:

* Busy clinical medical environment (office)
* Incumbent is required to help move patients when needed.
* There is requirement for prolonged standing and walking.
* Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.
* Will work with blood or blood-borne pathogens and will require OSHA training.

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