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Location: TEMPLE, Texas
Internal Number: 22016686
Baylor Scott & White Health has an opening for a Physician Assistant to join our Trauma and Acute Care Team in Temple, Texas.
Our facilities have national and regional recognition by U.S. News & World Report - a reflection of our talent and commitment to advanced quality care that is safe and compassionate.
We are looking for a committed team player with a favorable work/ training history. The ideal candidate should be focused on quality, and be able to effectively collaborate with referring physicians, agencies and other professionals to provide optimum patient care within our award-winning integrated health care system.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLEAssesses the physical and mental condition of patients by performing and obtaining comprehensive or problem-focused physical examinations and medical histories.Orders, collects, interprets, and evaluates laboratory and other diagnostic tests to assess patient problems and health care needs.Prescribes, recommends and/or employs medical drug therapies or other forms of related therapeutic treatments and procedures or performs indicated procedures in accordance with approved policies with attention to efficacy, safety, and cost. Recommends interventions to modify behavior associated with health risks.Formulates and implements comprehensive outcomes-based patient treatment plans based on patient assessments, evidence-based medicine, standards of care, professional practice guidelines and in collaboration with physicians and other interdisciplinary team members when appropriate. Evaluates patient’s response to health care provided and the effectiveness of care.Counsels patients and families regarding medical processes, management of the health illness/condition, medication, nutrition, and health promotion. Counsels patients about drug regimens and possible side effects or interactions with other substances such as food supplements, over the counter medications and herbal remedies.Maintains appropriate records detailing the patient’s treatment plans and outcomes. Initiates timely consultation and referral when the problem exceeds scope of practice and/or expertise.Provides consultation level services for conditions/problems related to the Provider’s specialty, level of experience and training.Manages patients in a healthcare setting(s) other than primary clinic setting (e.g., inpatient, emergency services).Performs invasive procedures specific to scope of practice and provider’s level of competency as delegated by supervising Physician.Performs follow-up with patient both pre- and post-operatively, and may also round on patients in the hospital or see patients in the Emergency Department.May be required to perform patient care duties beyond regular schedule based on coverage needs of the department.KEY SUCCESS FACTORSKnowledge of information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities to include symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measuresKnowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctionsVerbal and written communication skillsInterpersonal skillsCritical thinking and complex problem-solving skillsSkill in the use of computers and related software applicationsAbility to develop and implement comprehensive outcomes-based patient treatment plansAbility to counsel patients concerning medical and psychological/psychiatric conditions, treatment plans, and behavior modificationAbility to interpret and evaluate laboratory and other diagnostic testsCurrent license to practice as a Physician Assistant in the state of TexasBasic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of hire or transferCurrent certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant (NCCPA)
SCHEDULE- Mix of 3 12's , 4 10's and 5 8's
BENEFITSOur competitive benefits package includes the following- Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits- 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%- Tuition Reimbursement- PTO accrual beginning Day 1Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
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