Provide evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of patients in urgent care and/or primary care clinic settings.
• Obtains detailed and accurate medical histories from patients; performs appropriate physical examinations, delineates problems, and records appropriate information.
• Develops and implements patient management plans, including the coordination of referrals to specialty and social services; records of progress notes and the provision of continuity of care.
• Performs and/or interprets common laboratory, radiological, cardiographic, and other routine diagnostic procedures used to identify pathophysiological processes.
• Performs procedures such as injections, immunizations, lumbar punctures, skin biopsies, suturing and wound care and manages conditions produced by infection or trauma.
• Provides continuity of care in the management of complex illnesses and injuries under the supervision of a physician.
• Performs evaluation and therapeutic procedures in response to life-threatening situations; initiates necessary emergency interventions to stabilize patient.
• Instructs and counsels patients regarding compliance with prescribed therapeutic regimens, family planning, emotional problems of daily living, and health maintenance.
• Facilitates the referral of patients to other health and social service agencies as required.
• Participates in clinic activities including participation in committees as required; participates in interviews for potential new employees as required; presents educational topics/cases at clinical meetings and at community meetings.
• Responsible for professional practice through active participation in professional organizations and continuing education.
• Contributes to the overall quality of the unit’s service provision by developing and coordinating work teams and by reviewing, recommending and implementing improved policies and procedures.
• Represents the Pueblo with dignity, integrity, and a spirit of cooperation in all relationships with staff and the public.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree and successful completion of an accredited Physician Assistant program; AND two (2) year of experience as a Physician Assistant in an outpatient clinical setting.
Required Knowledge and Skills
Anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, up to date clinical recommendations, treatment options.
Principles, practices and techniques for patient diagnosis and examination.
Medical testing procedures and practices.
Routine sterilization and infection control procedures and practices.
Proper techniques for documentation of examination and treatment information.
Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone.
Records management principles and practices.
Computer software utilized by the clinic.
Adhere to all compliance and confidential guidelines including HIPAA Compliance and Privacy Act.
Performing medical procedures in a safe and effective manner.
Interpretation and explanation of test results.
Preparing clear and concise reports, records of work and other written materials.
Using software applications related to duties.
Using tact, discretion and prudence in dealing with customers.
Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Required certifications, licenses and registrations:
• Valid New Mexico licensure as a Physician Assistant.
• Valid DEA Controlled Substance license.
• Valid ACLS certification.