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Location: Taylor, Texas
Internal Number: 22024742
JOB SUMMARYBaylor Scott & White Health has an opening for a Physician Assistant to join our Emergency Medicine Team in Taylor, 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.
The PA Emergency Medicine is a licensed, certified, non-physician healthcare provider who actively renders direct patient care and possesses delegated prescriptive authority, is credentialed and privileged, and whose service is billed as an independent billing provider, as recognized by Medicare and Medicaid within the healthcare systems, and in accordance with the appropriate board. The Advanced Practice Provider provides medical care based upon the scope of practice as delineated by the supervising physician. Emergency Medicine providers typically work in the Emergency Department and provide patient care during assigned shifts.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 protocols/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 and training.Performs invasive procedures specific to scope of practice and competency of the provider as delegated by supervising Physician.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 TexasAdvanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) within 30 days of hire or transferCurrent certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant (NCCPA)
SCHEDULE- Swing shift - 10hr shift - Inpatient only
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
QUALIFICATIONS- EDUCATION - Grad of an Accredited Program- EXPERIENCE - 1+ Years of Experience- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION - Physician Assistants (PA) ACLS (ACLS): ACLS within 30 days of hire or transfer. Basic Life Support (BLS): BLS within 30 days of hire or transfer.
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