Wellforce Physician Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts
This position is responsible, within the legal limitations, for assisting the physician staff of the Department in the provision of medical services to patients. Performs initial evaluations, coordinates treatment plans and monitors progress, refers patient as necessary to appropriate sources for care.
Responsibilities: Performs initial evaluation of outpatients, which includes obtaining medical history and performing physical examinations. Presents this information and confers with attending physicians to determine treatment plan. Coordinates elements of treatment plan and monitors patient progress and adherence to treatment plan. Insures that equipment or therapies recommended are obtained or carried out in a reasonable time. Provides routine medical care such as minor dressing changes, drawing blood and evaluation of medication requests. Provides health education and health maintenance services. Responsible for triage and referral to appropriate source when primary care patients present with new symptoms. Assists, on an as needed basis, in other areas such as inpatient care and consultation services. Management of the inpatient Service. Makes rounds with residents, completes daily patient management assignments and assists with patient care and disposition. Handles medical emergencies during regular working hours on the inpatient service. Responsible for pre-admission history and physicals. This will include routine assessment, as well as identifying special problems and ordering appropriate testing and/or consultation. Responsible for ascertaining whether patient is medically ready for surgery.
Requirements: Successful completion of a Physician's Assistant program lasting 22 to 24 months beyond a Bachelor's Degree. Current Massachusetts Physician's Assistant Licensure required. BLS Certification required. 3 years Physician Assistant experience preferred. Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to assess the needs of patients of all different age groups and to provide care appropriately. Certification by the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Interpersonal skills needed for interacting effectively with physicians, staff, patients and their families, and so forth. Analytical skills needed for evaluating patients, coordinating treatment plans and so forth. Bilingual skills preferred.