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Physician Assistant V

Job Title: Physician Assistant

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Supports the facility’s ideology, mission, goals, and objectives
  • Performs in accordance with the facility’s policies and procedures
  • Follows the facility’s standards for ethical business conduct
  • Conducts self as a positive role model and team member        
  • Recognizes patients’ rights and responsibilities and supports them in performance of job duties
  • Participates in facility committees, meetings, in-services, and activities


  • Communicates effectively and professionally with patients, visitors, physicians, and coworkers
  • Interacts with others in a positive, respectful, and considerate manner

Financial practices

  • Uses facility resources appropriately and avoids wasteful practices
  • Reports wasteful practices
  • Analyzes work area and makes recommendations for potential cost-effective improvements

Compliance program

  • Contributes to the progress and development of the organization’s adopted compliance program
  • Performs according to established compliance policies and procedures

Performance-improvement program

  • Contributes to the progress and development of the organization's adopted performance-improvement program
  • Performs according to established performance-improvement policies and procedures

Safety/risk-management program

  • Adheres to safety policies and procedures in performing job duties and responsibilities
  • Maintains responsibility for safe work area by reporting to safety officer or designee observed or suspected safety violations, hazards, and policy/procedure noncompliance
  • Responds to emergency situations with competence and composure
  • Reports observed or suspected medical emergencies, notifies appropriate personnel, and responds appropriately
  • Identifies facility emergency situations (e.g., fire, disaster) and notifies appropriate personnel and external agencies

Professional competence

  • Participates in continuing education and other learning experiences
  • Shares knowledge gained in continuing education with staff
  • Maintains membership in relevant professional organizations
  • Seeks new learning experiences by accepting challenging opportunities and responsibilities
  • Welcomes suggestions and recommendations

Physician Assistant duties

  • Obtain medical history to include but not exclusive of current complaint, past medical history, family medical history, social history, medications, allergies, compliance with previous treatments and care plan, and determine which diagnostic and therapeutic procedures have been done. The PA-C should also be able to measure/record physiologic and growth indices, as well as apply health promotion principles and techniques.
  • Provides acute and chronic patient care including orthopedic exam, wellness physical exams, pre-operative interview and exam (H&P), monitoring therapies, administering injections, minor office surgical procedures, and prescribing medications.  Operating room care includes positioning patient, suturing wounds, and manipulation of the patient and use of surgical instruments as directed by the surgeon.
  • Triage patient calls and take appropriate action, or refer to appropriate physician or office staff.
  • Respond to medical emergencies, including use of CPR.
  • Document patient information and care provided in patient records, and maintain department statistics.  Use computer to access/enter needed data.  Maintain patient confidentiality.
  • Educates patients and families as appropriate.  Provide continuity of care.
  • Perform hospital rounds.
  • Review labs, diagnostics and physical therapy progress notes
  • Other duties as assigned by supervising physician.


  1. Cooperative work attitude toward co-employees, management, patients, visitors, and physicians
  2. Ability to promote favorable facility image with physicians, patients, insurance companies, and general public
  3. Ability to make decisions and solve problems


  1. Current state PA license, or eligible for same;   certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
  2. Current CPR certification.
  3. Good communication skills
  4. Good computer skills
  5. Strong ethical and moral character references

Job Quality Requirements:

  1. Accuracy
  2. Attention to detail
  3. Timeliness
  4. Time Organization
  5. Little supervision needed to accomplish task


  1. Attendance
  2. Punctuality
  3. Ability to follow instructions
  4. Ability to meet deadlines

Physical / Mental Requirements

  1. Ability to sit, stand, and walk
  2. Standing, sitting, walking, bending, stooping, twisting.  Requires ability to help transfer patients.  Occasional stress from dealing with multiple tasks and tense patients.  Requires full range of motion in all extremities, neck and back, manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination.

Working Conditions (Environmental):

  1. Well lit and ventilated, with non-hazardous and hazardous equipment
  2. Medical office, exam room, operating room and hospital in-patient settings.  Frequent exposure to communicable diseases and other conditions common to clinic and hospital.  Frequent contact with variety of people/patients.

Reports to: Physician and CEO

Supervises: Not applicable


  1. Patients
  2. Patients’ family/significant others
  3. Physicians and physician office personnel
  4. Administration

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