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Physician Assistant - Family Medicine

Company: University of Toledo Physicians
Location: Toledo
Posted on: July 2, 2024

Job Description:

University of Toledo Physicians' mission is to improve the human condition through excellence in patient care and medical discovery. Representing more than 200 physicians, UT Physicians are leaders in clinical care, research and education of the future physicians, providing care in a wide range of medical specialties from the most complex diagnoses and treatments to primary care for the entire family. The primary site of inpatient care services is at the University of Toledo Medical Center, but many of our physicians' practice at hospitals and medical offices throughout the region.University of Toledo Physicians offers competitive pay and benefits including: 403B, Pension, health and tuition waiver at UT.The Physician Assistant - Family Medicine is responsible for providing medical care as delegated by Physician and functioning within the plan of Standard Care Arrangement (SCA). The PA works autonomously and in collaboration with the physicians to diagnose, treat and manage individuals or populations of patients. PA can serve as health care resource providers, patient advocates and interdisciplinary consultants with the Health Care Team (HCT) ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND ACCOUNTABILITIESThe Physician Assistant will have clinical responsibilities for assigned shifts and assigned patient populations based on credentialing and is responsible to their collaborating Physicians for clinical practice issues with the scope of practice to care, diagnose, treat, and manage individuals or populations of patients.Obtain comprehensive patient histories and perform physical exams.Diagnose and manage acute and chronic conditions in patients currently receiving treatment and in those that have finished treatment. Develop treatment plans for patients within the Standard Care arrangement scope.Assists physicians with medical management of patients including rounding on patientsInitiate, request and/or perform routine laboratory, radiologic and diagnostic studies as indicated. Identify normal and abnormal findings in patients treated and respond appropriately.Evaluate the patient's response to treatment and provides education and counseling as appropriate. Document patient data in the medical record i.e., including progress notes, etc.Monitor outcomes of patient response to treatment and overall outcome of patient care delivery; continuously making changes to enhance quality of care. Develop and monitor the individualized plan of careCoordinates the overall health care services with the HCT including communicating with patients/families. Triages phone calls from outpatients, manages patient care problems and follows up on complex care concerns Institutes and changes orders on patient charts per the SCADemonstrates competence of the practice outlined within the SCA using methods of quality care reviews, periodic peer review, clinical outcomes evaluation.File SCA with the sponsoring physician and review and renew periodically. If requirements for prescriptive authority are met add appropriate drugs from the formulary to the plan as appropriate.Maintains competency in performing clinical practice for patients in stages of the life cycle appropriate to specialtyInitiate/communicate discharge planning needs to patients/social workers in a timely mannerValues ethnic and cultural differences in the treatment and planning of careDevelop and provide education and support to the health care team of recent research and changes in practice relevant to their specialty.Participate in the performance improvement and outcome management process with the hospital i.e., Practice guidelines, standards of practice and care, etc. The PA will be in full compliance with Division protocols, policies, and procedures for the care of adult and/or pediatric patients, CMS, and JACHO standardsPractices within the national standards specific to specialty, for Physician Assistants and as identified in the Revised Code and Ohio Administrative Code. Collaborates with other departments on projects as appropriate and/or requested. Conducts/participates in divisional/institutional research as opportunities ariseActs as a mentor/role model for staff as well as a resource person for nurses, medical assistants, and/or other ancillary staff.Maintains professional standards of attendance, appearance, demeanor, and company values. Assumes responsibility and accountability of own actions, seeks out supervision as necessaryPromotes spirit of teamwork through effective communication, cooperation, and collaborationPerform other duties as assigned REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education: Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant Program; Master's degree in appropriate field License and/or Certification: State of Ohio Licensure-Physician AssistantNational Certification as a Physician AssistantBLS CertifiedCOA from the Ohio State Medical Board to practice as a Physician AssistantEligible to obtain and/or maintain Certificate to Prescribe/DEASkills: Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills WORKING CONDITIONSMust be able to work flexible hours, shifts, holidays and weekends. Tolerate busy environment that requires constant interaction with patients, employees, students, residents, and physicians. Requires prolonged walking and standing. Occasional lifting of patients sometimes over 200 pounds.Occasional carrying of items weighing up to 30 pounds required. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range and manual dexterity.Requires the ability to operate various types of office equipment, including but not limited to: Personal computer, fax machines, copiers, telephonesExposure to communicable diseases and/or body fluids, toxic substances, medicinal preparations, and other conditions common to a clinic environment on a daily basis.Must be able to work effectively both with internal and external customers in stressful situations.The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the people so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, height, weight, familial or marital status, or genetics. Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug-Free Workplace PI4740d5df403c-25660-34538712

Keywords: University of Toledo Physicians, Toledo , Physician Assistant - Family Medicine, Healthcare , Toledo, Ohio

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