Provides services that require substantial specialized judgment and skill, is an advocate for the patient and the patient’s family and promotes safety. The PA is responsible for managing health problems and coordinating health care for the patient in accordance with State and Federal rules and regulations and the nursing standards of care (assessment of health status, diagnosis, development of plan of care and treatment, implementation of treatment plan, and evaluation of patient status.) The PA will know and conform to the Texas Nursing Practice Act and the nursing board’s rules and regulations as well as federal, state, or local laws, rules or regulations affecting the nurse’s current area of nursing practice.
Essential Job Functions
Promotes and implements measures to provide a safe environment for patients and others
Functions independently to perform age-appropriate history and physical for complex acute, critical and chronically ill patients.
Orders and interprets diagnostic and therapeutic tests relative to patient’s age-specific needs.
Prescribes appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities.
Implements interventions to support the patient to regain or maintain physiologic stability, including but not limited to serving in the first assisting role.
Monitors the effectiveness of interventions.
Facilitates the patient’s transition within and between health care settings, e.g. admitting, transferring, and discharging patients.
Collaborates with multidisciplinary team members by making appropriate referrals.
Facilitates staff, patient and family decision making by providing educational tools.
Preforms other tasks or special assignments as necessary to maintain proper operation and patient care.
Maintains HIPAA guidelines
Graduate of an accredited PA program
Pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination
Current Texas Physician Assistant Licensure
2 or more years of experience in the Physician Assistant role preferred.