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Physician Asst Urgent Care

Company: Methodist Health System
Location: Fremont
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

  • Purpose of Job
    • Provides primary health care for patients.
    • Job Requirements
      • Education
        • Graduated from an accredited program for the education of Physician Assistants approved by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) required.
        • Experience
          • Two years previous clinical experience required.
          • License/Certifications
            • Current, valid, and maintained Physician Assistant (PA) license in the state working without restrictions required.
            • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
            • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
              • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate and interact with patients, family members, hospital personnel, and co-workers.
              • Ability to perform numerous tasks at once.
              • Physical Requirements
                • Weight Demands
                  • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.
                  • Physical Activity
                    • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
                      • Climbing
                      • Crawling
                      • Kneeling
                      • Sitting
                      • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
                        • Balancing
                        • Carrying
                        • Crouching
                        • Distinguish colors
                        • Keyboarding/typing
                        • Lifting
                        • Pulling/Pushing
                        • Repetitive Motions
                        • Stooping/bending
                        • Twisting
                        • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
                          • Fingering/Touching
                          • Grasping
                          • Hearing
                          • Seeing/Visual
                          • Speaking/talking
                          • Standing
                          • Walking
                          • Reaching
                          • Job Hazards
                            • Not Related:
                              • Electrical Shock/Static
                              • Rare (1%-3%):
                                • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-Ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
                                • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means) NICU only
                                • Occasionally (34%-66%):
                                  • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
                                  • Explosives (pressurized gas)
                                  • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
                                  • Frequent (67%-100%):
                                    • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
                                    • Biological agents (primary air born & blood borne viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
                                    • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
                                    • Essential Job Functions
                                      • Essential Functions I
                                        • Provides primary health care for patients by utilizing the process of assessment and diagnosis of health status, development and implementation of treatment plans and follow-up and evaluation plans of patient outcomes.
                                        • Provides patient and family education regarding proper use of medication and health/illness prevention to ensure adequate knowledge/awareness by interviewing and advising specifically to patient needs and recommending appropriate community resources.
                                        • Prepares prescription orders/inquiries/renewals to facilitate patient care by writing orders for drugs and controlled substances and relaying information to pharmacy.
                                        • Administers medication and immunizations to ensure patient health by injection, inhalation or oral methods.
                                        • Perform patient consultations/physical exams to determine the assigned patient's needs independently and under physician direction. Includes obtaining patient medical history, checking vital signs, performing tests relevant to patient condition and recording findings.
                                          • Obtain patient's medical and psychosocial history; perform physical exam and determine patient's mental status.
                                          • Collaborate with physicians and other clinical disciplines as appropriate. Provide teaching and patient education specific to the patient's health care problem.
                                          • Order appropriate ancillary tests.
                                          • Develops preliminary diagnosis to prescribe diagnostic and therapeutic procedures by ordering appropriate laboratory tests, interpreting data, and utilizing principles of prevention.
                                          • Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the patient to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment as outlined in the "Age Specific Criteria".
                                          • Maintain a professional behavior in attitudes, demeanor, and interactions to achieve organization's mission.
                                            • Communicates effectively with physicians, staff and patients.
                                            • Is approachable and professional in working with other health professionals, patients and their family.
                                            • Maintains a professional appearance, behavior, and work environment.
                                            • Perform technical skills competently and independently to assure patient safety.
                                              • Is accountable to learn new skills and equipment within areas' specifications and time frames.
                                              • Evaluate patient care to determine response to care/interventions for optimal patient outcome.
                                                • Evaluate the patient's capabilities and/or limitations related to nursing and medical interventions.
                                                • Recognize and address patient and family capabilities and limitations (physical and mental).
                                                • Return patient telephone calls.
                                                • Monitor outcomes and documents patient response to interventions.
                                                • Performs telephone triage to determine patient special needs by recording patient condition, providing appropriate consultation and scheduling appointments when needed.
                                                • Essential Functions II
                                                  • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
                                                  • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.
                                                  • Other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Methodist Health System, Omaha , Physician Asst Urgent Care, Healthcare , Fremont, Nebraska

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