Urgent Care Physician Assist- casual status
Posted on: September 20, 2023
- Evaluates, diagnoses, treats, and manages acute patients within
an urgent care setting for the majority of work shift.
- Acts as the primary patient contact. Works one-on-one with the
physician to facilitate access to the specialty team for the
patient. Provides for continuity of care by ensuring smooth
transitions between care settings and tracks patient along the care
continuum including post-discharge.
- Provides clinical direction to nursing staff regarding the
continued care of patients. Follows through with nursing staff to
ensure patient receives recommended care.
- Prescribes, recommends and regulates pharmacologic and
non-pharmacologic therapies across multiple care settings,
including controlled medications that are warranted by patient's
diagnosis or changing medical condition.
- Provides complex care coordination, which includes managing a
variety of ancillary services, preoperative plans, discharge
planning, and provider referrals.
- Orders, performs, and interprets procedures and diagnostic
tests or studies, in the field of clinical specialty trained and
within advanced practice provider scope and licensure, to manage
simple conditions such as those produced by infection or trauma, as
well as to assist in the management of more complex illness and
injury. Examples could include: injections, immunizations,
suturing, wound care, and biopsies.
- Counsels, instructs and educates patients on physical and
mental health including: diet, preventive health measures, health
behaviors, self-care skills, disease, treatment options, and normal
growth and development.
- Interprets and evaluates patient data within advanced practice
provider scope and licensure for the purpose of determining
management and treatment of patients. Consults with physician as
- Adjusts patient care plan by reviewing and monitoring
treatments and therapy plans.
- Prepares, dictates and signs patient care plans and summaries
of patient care. Maintains records according to established
standards and guidelines.
- Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to
provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. Must
demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development
over the life span and possess the ability to assess data
reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate
information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative
to his/her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as
described in the department's policies and procedures. Age-specific
information is developed further in the departmental job
Licensure, Registration, and/or Certification Required:
- Physician Assistant license issued by the state in which the
team member practices, and
- Physician Assistant (PA-C) certification issued by the National
Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA),
- Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration issued by
the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Registration, and
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification (ACLS) issued by
the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6
months unless department leader has determined it is not
- Bachelor's Degree in Physician Assistant.
- Typically requires 2 years of experience in providing and
coordinating care for patients with acute, critical and chronic
health conditions as a physician assistant.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
- Maintains 85% of practice within an urgent care setting.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and as an effective
member of a health care team.
- Ability to work in a fast paced, high stress environment while
managing multiple demands.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to
effectively collaborate with and establish/build relationships with
- Proven organizational skills and ability to prioritize
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
- Must be able to stand, walk, bend, stoop, and twist
continuously throughout the workday.
- Must have functional speech, vision, touch, and hearing.
- Must be able to:
- lift up to 50 lbs. from floor to waist.
- lift up to 20 lbs. over the head.
- carry up to 40 lbs. a reasonable distance.
- Must be able to:
- push/pull with 30 lbs. of force.
- perform a sliding transfer of 150 lbs. with a second person
- Will be exposed to the following hazards: mechanical,
electrical, chemical, and radiation as well as blood and body
fluids; therefore, protective clothing and equipment (i.e.,
goggles, lead apron, gloves, gowns, etc.) must be worn as
- Operates all equipment necessary to perform the job.
This job description indicates the general nature and level of work
expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a
comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities
required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be required to perform
other related duties.
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