Physician Assistant

Job ID
2021-163739
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
General Medical Clinic
Hours / Pay Period
80
Facility
Mark Twain Medical Center
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
Based Upon Business Need
Work Schedule
10 Hour
Location
CA-SAN ANDREAS

Overview

Mark Twain Medical Center is a member of Dignity Health. The word "dignity" perfectly defines what our organization stands for, showing respect for all people by providing excellent care.   Mark Twain Medical Center opened on August 26, 1951 and is located in beautiful San Andreas California. Since opening, Mark Twain has provided the highest quality health care for all those needing medical care in Calaveras County. We offer care, expert staff and state-of-the-art equipment to meet the growing needs of our community and are committed to the values of dignity, collaboration, justice, stewardship and excellence.

Responsibilities

Job Summary:

 

Performs, under the responsibility and supervision of a physician, assessments, diagnostic and therapeutic tasks and procedures, with acknowledgement of patient's age. He/she will plan, prescribe and treat in accordance with written protocols and within the area of competency of his/her supervising physician. Reports to the supervising physician for all medical concerns and to the Area Director for others. This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of the Organization. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with the Core Values.

 

  • Assesses patients for overt and covert signs ad symptoms that indicate risk situations, with acknowledgement of patient's age, and reports them to the physician
  • Completes a history based on each patient's needs
  • Documents pertinent patient information including allergies, current medications and immunization history
  • Assures that each patient has appropriate vital signs documented
  • Performs and documents a physical examination appropriate to the patient's chief complaint and physical, social and behavioral condition
  • Appropriate diagnostic studies are ordered and their interpretation documented
  • An appropriate diagnosis or clinical impression is documented
  • Documents prescribed course of treatment
  • Treatment/intervention is documented and appropriate
  • Re-evaluation is performed and documented after any treatment/intervention
  • Seeks out resources when cannot manage, feels uncomfortable or is in a new situation

 

~LI-DH

Qualifications

MInimum:

  • Graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant training program
  • Current certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • Current California PA license from the California Medical Board Physician Assistant Examining Committee
  • Must be CPR. BLS
  • Able to take medical history, assess medical condition and interpret findings
  • Able to prepare and maintain records, write reports and respond to correspondence
  • Skill in developing and maintaining clinic quality assurance and a continuous quality improvement program
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with patients, clinical staff, and public
  • Skill in staff training.
  • Able to work in spite of interruptions
  • Able to meet deadlines under pressure

 

Preferred:

  • Preferably two years of primary care clinical Physician Assistance experience
  • PALS Certification
  • ACLS Certification

 

 

~LI-DH

Key words:  PA, Clinic, Hospital, Rural, Physician Assistant

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