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Health First Physician’s Assistant Pain Management in Brevard County, Florida

POSITION SUMMARY:
To be fully engaged in providing Quality/No Harm, Customer Experience, and Stewardship by: providing acute, episodic outpatient assessment, diagnosis, treatment, consultation and education as a certified Physician Assistant, trained in a clinical specialty.

*PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES: *

Quality/No Harm:
 Provides care to patients in a safe environment.  Manages acute, episodic outpatient care and health maintenance needs of a dedicated patient population to include:  Health assessment, including basic physical and school health examinations.  Appropriate use and interpretation of diagnostic testing.  Interpretation of physical assessment findings and diagnostic results in determination of accurate differential diagnosis.  Development of a plan of care consistent with established clinical protocols.  Establishment of appropriate follow-up plan as necessary.  Demonstrates competent skills in therapeutic cost-effective pharmacologic administration and management.  Collaborates with medical director(s) in development of clinical protocols/procedures for delivery of outpatient care.  Participates in departmental CQI efforts and provides support for improvement of identified issues.

Customer Experience:
 Develops and implements formal and informal teaching plans for patients, families, staff and community. Promotes patient/family-informed decision making in treatment plans and options.  Facilitates development, implementation and review of standards or practice, policies and procedures, quality outcome indicators, and other designated work projects to enhance patient care.

Stewardship:
 Participates in departmental CQI efforts and provides support for improvement of identified issues.  Completes charting and billable assignments in a timely manner.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:  Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program; Masters of Science preferred.  Current PA license.  Certification by the NCCPA.  Pain Management Experience Preferred  One year of related clinical experience preferred.  Extensive knowledge of physical assessment, differential diagnosis, pathophysiology.  Must be able to pass colorblind testing to perform POC test requiring color change  Must hold current AHA BLS Healthcare Provider completion card prior to start date and maintain  Must be able to speak and understand the English language.  Must be able to work with minimal supervision in various outpatient settings; is motivated, self- directed and demonstrates initiative.  Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills.  Maintains membership in an applicable national professional organization.  Participates and promotes public relations events.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Visual acuity and hand/eye coordination to perform clinical tasks.  Must be able to stand, walk, bend, stoop.  Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds.  Must be able to pass color blind test in order to perform those point-of-care tests requiring color changes.

MENTAL DEMANDS:  Ability to work in stressful, public contact environment with patients and families of various ages, cultures and socio-economic statuses.  Must be extremely flexible and able to work at variable hours and locations.  Must be able to recognize own limits and consult a physician regarding patient care issues.  Oversees clinical involvement of support associates and volunteers during daily clinic operations.  Participates in clinical experience of students.  Must be courteous and helpful, treating all people with dignity and respect.  Must be able to concentrate on multiple priority activities.  Must be able to respond efficiently to emergency situations.

Job: *Physicians Assistant

Organization: *Health First Medical Group LLC

Title: *Physician’s Assistant Pain Management *

Location: Florida - Brevard County

Requisition ID: 053351

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