SUMMARY Functions as a primary care provider maintaining and promoting the health of the patient requiring acute care. Affects direct patient care according to the Board of Physician Assistant Examiners in the State of Texas and The Methodist Hospitals policies and procedures.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Coordinates appropriate, timely patient care under physician supervision, for a defined patient population(s), focusing on identified expected unit/optimal outcomes individualized to the patient. 2. Coordinates patient care between healthcare providers. May round with physicians/surgeons and attends interdisciplinary rounds. 3. Conducts comprehensive health assessments (initial, ongoing, discharge) identifies normal/abnormal health characteristics, develops plan of care, initiates appropriate interventions, and evaluates care outcomes on defined patient populations. 4. Performs delegated functions under physician supervision, such as differential diagnosis, use of prescriptive authority, and treatment according to practice guidelines, protocols, and/or standing orders. Accepts accountability for outcomes in healthcare. 5. Performs invasive diagnostic or therapeutic procedures necessary for defined patient populations. 6. Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Board of Physicians Assistants. Collaborates with healthcare team members to manage/coordinate patient care. 7. Demonstrates leadership as clinical resource, interdisciplinary consult, and patient advocate. May serve as preceptor for Physician Assistant students and medical residents. 8. Promotes quality health care through integration of current research into practice and participation in research activities. 9. Maintains current licensure and credentials. Remains current in practice. 10. Participates in professional activities such as research presentation and publications. 11. Demonstrates the componets of the ICARE values statement. 12. Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Graduate from accredited Physician Assistant (PA) program and successful completion of National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) examination. Licensed by the Texas Board of Physician Assistants. Prescriptive authority privileges through the State of Texas.
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Required minimum of 3 years of clinical experience. Must be able to communicate effectively in English.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED Licensed and Credentialed by the Texas Board of Physician Assistants. Prescriptive authority privileges through the State of Texas. American Heart Association BLS and ACLS required SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED N/A