Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner
Number of Hours: Full-time
Job Number: ONTO-MEDICAL-105-01
Location: Ontonagon, MI
The Physician Assistant/ Nurse Practitioner (PA/NP) is responsible for delivery of quality medical care to patients of the Center and functions as a member of the multi-disciplinary health care team within the scope of his or her PA/NP practice.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Provides medical services, but only as delegated by a supervising physician.
- Maintains medical expertise and competency (to include age specific competency) as well as demonstrates thorough knowledge of procedures to deliver quality primary medical care.
- Provides medical sessions, as scheduled, in direct patient care to all age groups at clinic site, including extended hours clinics.
- Examines, diagnoses, treats and/or refers patients assigned to PA’s/NP’s panel, on an in-patient and out-patient basis; prescribes pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate to assessed medical conditions.
- Refers clients for appropriate specialty care services, lab and x-ray and any other ancillary services that are appropriate for patient’s management and care. Reviews all lab and x-ray reports for patients under his/her care on a timely basis and makes medical management decisions appropriately. Follows appropriate standards of care for each patient.
- Provides continuity of care to center patients on his or her patient panel and other patients as assigned, including routine in-patient and nursing home care, after hours call coverage and phone triage to center patients.
- Maintains a problem oriented health record for each patient seen in accordance with the Center’s established Information Management policies and procedures.
- Leads the health care team in identifying, evaluating, and prioritizing patient and family needs to develop a plan of care.
- Ensures that patient and family/significant others are educated about diagnosis and the plan of care. Acts as a resource for facilitating communication when necessary.
- Participates in specified health promotion, education and/or prevention programs as needed; attends and participates in clinic meetings/departmental meetings and other clinic functions as required by the Center.
- Provides clinical oversight under the supervision of the Medical Director.
- Assumes responsibility/accountability for delegating, directing, and supervising patient care activities. Trains, mentors and supervises students and support staff engaged in activities and procedures, as appropriate.
- Participates in the analysis of community health problems and assists in the development of the community health care plan.
- Participates in the QA/PI Program for continuous quality improvement and risk management purposes.
- Participates in the review and development of patient care policies, including health maintenance schedules and continuity of care.
- Participates in the review and development of protocols and standing orders.
- Implements the plans, procedures and protocols for the medical team.
- Serves as a resource and positive, proactive leader for the department.
- Accepts responsibility for remaining current with health care trends and information that impact the medical practice.
- Participates in the evaluation of products, procedures, and patient care standards.
- Maintains professional courtesy at all times.
- Utilizes excellent customer service and team skills at all times
- Consults with the physicians freely when encountering new or complex medical or surgical problems, or if in doubt as to the established and usual course of therapy
- Ensures patient communications by making phone calls to patients in a timely manner
- Performs all other related duties as assigned.
- Knowledge of advanced principles of oral health promotion, prevention and motivation.
- Knowledge of medical terminology and appropriate abbreviations.
- Demonstrates knowledge of the Michigan Medical Practice Act and Michigan Medical Board regulations pertinent to Physician Assistant.
- Knowledge of protocols in general and an ability to quickly gain specific knowledge of the Center’s current operational policies and protocols.
- Ability to document, with clarity, all information relevant to a patient’s needs
- Ability to effectively present information in small group situations to patients, Center staff, and the general public
- Ability to use office equipment including but not limited to computers, fax machines, telephones and copiers and Electronic Medical Record
- Knowledge of Integrated team based practices including Patient Centered Medical Home, Integrated Behavioral Health services
Credentials and Experience
- Degree from an accredited Physician Assistant Program Master’s Degree in Nursing with specialization in a specific patient population
- Current unrestricted license from the Michigan Physician Assistant Board to practice as a Physician Assistant in the State of Michigan or registered as a professional nurse and licensed in the State of Michigan
- Annual continuing medical education as required by the Michigan Physician Assistant Board
- Must be registered and have current DEA and other such certificates to legally operate as a practitioner in the State of Michigan
- Hospital privileges at designated area hospitals if required for specialty or participates in after-hours coverage as requested.
- Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) BCLS/AED for Healthcare Professionals Certification Preferred
- One (1) year of practice experience providing direct patient care
We welcome you to apply and you can complete your application at https://uglhealth.org/jobs.