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Physician Assistant Hospital

Methodist Health System Omaha, NE
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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).

    • Experience
      • Two years previous clinical experience required.

    • License/Certifications
      • Current, valid, and maintained Physician Assistant (PA) license in the state working without restrictions.

    • 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
        • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means
      • 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.

      • Performs all functions and procedures of Hospitalist physicians under general direction by collaborating physicians.

      • 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.











Job Details

Date Posted November 2, 2017
Date Closes January 1, 2018
Requisition 6128
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At Physicians Clinic Inc
Department Hospitalists - MJE
Shift Rotating
Hours 7pm - 7am hours per week
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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