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Physician Assistant

Company: 21st Century Oncology
Location: Fort Myers
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Job Description:

The Physician Assistant is responsible for assisting the Physician(s) in treating patients. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist Physician in treating patients
  • Evaluate patients, take history and perform pertinent physical examination
  • Provide post surgical wound care and follow-up
  • Coordinate care of patients (testing and preparation for procedures)
  • Record and ensure availability and completeness of documentation, reports and imaging examinations
  • Provide patient education, counseling and instruction
  • Facilitate supervising Physician referral of patients to the appropriate health care facilities, agencies, or other resources of the community or other Physicians
  • Dictate progress notes, history and physical, and discharge summaries
  • Administer and/or order medication upon request of supervising Physician
  • Initiate emergency measures on patient as required
  • Perform chart audits
  • Provide in-service and daily consultation to nursing staff
  • Initiate consultation and monitor patients for special tests
  • Counsel patients on preventive care
  • Other duties performed in a general practice outlined in F.S. Chapter 458.347
  • Share on-call responsibilities with a supervising Physician on back-up
  • Answer patient calls
  • All other specific tasks delegated by supervising Physician in accordance with the Physician Assistant's knowledge and experience developed under the supervising Physician MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
    • Hold a current license in good standing
    • Maintain certification in accordance with Department of Regulations
    • Able to perform health care tasks in SPECIALTY by supervising Physician efficiently and effectively consistent with patient's health and welfare
    • Able to obtain and sustain clinical hospital privileges
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work with minimum supervision
    • Ability to travel within the surrounding communities
    • Good diagnostic capabilities EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
      • Graduate of an approved program or its equivalent
      • Meets the standards set by the Board of Medicine
      • Experience in SPECIALTY preferred, but not required LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents, write routine reports and correspondence, and communicate effectively in one-on-one and group situations with patients, Physicians, employees and other customers of the organization. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Balancing: Yes Carrying: Yes Crawling: No Climbing: No Crouching: Yes Grasping: Yes Kneeling: Yes Lifting: Yes Pulling: Yes Sitting: Yes Standing: Yes Seeing: Yes JOB DESCRIPTION CLAUSE: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.
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