Eating Recovery Center
The Physician Assistant is responsible for practicing medicine, performing procedures, and providing support to the healthcare team under the supervision of a physician. Operates with latitude and collaborates with other health professionals to provide high quality, cost effective health care to patients, manage health care systems, and influence health care decision-making through expert clinical reasoning research and theory-based practice.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES/ RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage patient health by conducting a comprehensive, full scope assessment of patient’s health status, history, and current needs.
Performs a physical examination, leverages medical data, and evaluates patient to determine procedures and future needs
Identifies, administers and/or orders diagnostic tests, such as x-ray, electrocardiogram, and laboratory tests; interprets test results for deviations from normal.
Establishes diagnoses for common short-term or chronic health conditions
Provides primary prevention strategies and management of stable health problems
Prescribes medications, diet, supplies, prosthetic devices and other home health aides or medication according to clinical privileges
Performs procedures, such as injections, immunizations, suturing and wound care, and managing infection.
Educates and counsels patients in preventive care, medical conditions, plan of care, anticipated outcomes, and the use of prescribed treatments and drugs
Triage and respond to commonly encountered emergency care situations.
Documents in the medical record all care provided and/or procedures performed
Serves as consultant to other specialties in areas of expertise
Performs other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Completion of an accredited Physician Assistant educational program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Physician Assistant Programs
Physician Assistant in Medicine, Licensed (MD)
Minimum of three years or relevant work experience, prior eating disorder experience is preferred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Strong interpersonal skills, including strong verbal and written communications
High level of analytical/problem solving skills
Ability to interact with and build relationships with staff, physicians, patients and families
Knowledge of Eating Disorder Patient population is highly desired
Strong math & science
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Physician Assistant certification by a national certifying body
The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The physical abilities required to perform the essential functions of this job are primarily those required of an office or administrative position. Work is primarily sedentary, however occasional handling of light objects (up to approximately 50 lbs.), and occasional walking or standing may be required. The position requires the ability to operate office equipment including phone, printer, fax, computer and keyboard. The employee is required to walk, stand, carry, push, kneel, bend, climb, balance or squat while performing the essential functions of the job. The employee is required to have close visual acuity; the ability to distinguish color; and the ability to determine the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of assigned work. If the essential function of the position requires a valid driver’s license, the employee is required to have the visual acuity to operate a motor vehicle.