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Physician Assistant

Job Summary​:  Provides professional patient care in the office, ambulatory surgical setting, extended care facilities and hospital setting as required.
 
Educational Requirements: 

  • Physician Assistant Degree required
  • Current NY State licensure maintained
  • Evidence of Continuing Medical Education
  • Training in neurosurgical care, orthopedics or pain management

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Office and Patient Care:
    • Reviews lab results, x-rays, and MRI/CT results prior to entering patient exam room.
    • Takes patient history, and records the information in the patient's chart.
    • Confers with physicians about new patient findings and potential diagnosis and treatment before they see each patient.
    • Obtains needed equipment for exam room procedures. 
    • Administers therapeutic injections and performs minor procedures as needed. 
    • Reviews pre-operative instructions and explains the surgical process to patients who are about to have surgery.
    • Provides diagnosis and treatment services to established patients and postoperative patients. 
    • Develops own practice and coordinates appointment scheduling templates with the coordinating Directors.
    • Prescribes medications, treatments, and immunizations in accordance with physician protocols.
    • Formulates and updates patient care plans; consults with physicians as needed.
    • Orders pre-operative tests, CT scans, and MRIs.
    • Performs patient education duties; shows surgical videos, hands out brochures, and directs patients to website or to specific Internet sites for more information.
    • Completes necessary forms and other documents involving the care and treatment of patients.
  • Ambulatory Surgery Center and Hospital Responsibilities (as applicable):
    • Assists surgeon in the operating room as required.
    • Adheres to chart documentation requirements as outlined by facility guidelines.
    • Provides assistance as requested to the Physician.
  • Telephone and Administrative:
    • Returns patient phone messages at designated times throughout the day; documents action taken in electronic record.
    • Triages incoming telephone calls; instructs patient and family regarding treatment instruction, then dictates and documents action taken in patient chart.
    • Review prescription refills and completes requests electronically.
    • Participates in insurance plan / patient service appeals as deemed appropriate.
  • Other:
    • Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.
    • Conducts educational seminars for patients, employees, and others.
    • Maintains patient confidentiality; complies with HIPAA and compliance guidelines established by the practice.
    • Attends annual CPR, OSHA, HIPAA and other training programs as directed.
    • Attends all regular meetings when invited.
    • Performs other activities as may be directed by Physicians and Executive Administration.

Qualifications and Skills

  • At least two years of experience in a physician office or hospital.
  • Ability to make independent decisions about patient care.
  • Experience assisting physicians in office procedures and surgeries (as needed in out-patient facilities or hospitals).  
  • Experience diagnosing and treating patients.
  • Familiar with the regulations and requirements for OSHA, CLIA and HIPAA and aware of the compliance requirements as enacted by Federal, State and local jurisdictions. 
  • Demonstrate skill in fully documenting clinical activities.
  • Knowledge of managed care basics, and experience working with a managed care and Medicare population.
  • Working knowledge of using email and electronic medical records.
  • Pleasant speaking voice and demeanor.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Neat, professional appearance.

Benefits and Perks:

  • ​​Full Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision and 401K
  • ​Bonus eligible every 6 months
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