The essential duties and responsibilities of a Physician Assistant for the Hospitalists Department include:
-Maintaining an environment of safety for patients, self and others
-Establishing a health status database that is pertinent to visits
-Obtaining histories for patients which have implications for treatment of the disease processes for which the patients are being seen
-Performing a complete or problem focused physical examination for patients
-Ordering and/or performing, evaluating, interpreting and integrating findings of diagnostic tests and procedures to formulate health management plans
-Discussing patient care needs with physicians and/or other health professionals
-Evaluating and making recommendations for patient/family health management plans with full consideration of patient safety needs under the direction of the supervising physician
-Referring patients to physicians or to specialized healthcare resources for consultation/treatment as appropriate
-Providing patient/family education and counseling
-Carrying out standing orders or other orders delineated by the supervising physician for specific patients
-Prescribing medication as permitted by the N.C. Board of Medical Examiners and/or the N.C. Board of Nursing
-Prescribing any necessary drugs under the direction of the supervision physician and in accordance to the Rex PA policy
-Evaluating patients in the Emergency Department provided that the patient is also evaluated by the supervising physician prior to discharge
-Maintaining patients' medical records according to established standards and documents in a systematic, accurate and succinct format and reviewing these records with supervisory physicians on a routine basis
-Participating in continuing education and/or continuing medical education as required by licensing bodies and medical staff bylaws
Candidate may have to perform other duties within the scope of practice for the Hospitalist Team as needed.
Candidate is required to have an Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification, a Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification, a Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification and be licensed as a Physician Assistant in the state of North Carolina (PA NC LIC).
It is preferred that the candidate have a high school diploma/GED, a Bachelor's degree and/or a Master's degree and four (4) to ten (10) years of previous related experience and/or training.
Primary Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Department: REXH-29013-Johnston Hospitalists