APP - Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant | Family Medicine (Brandon)
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Facility: Brandon Clinic
Location: Brandon, SD
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00
The Physician Assistant (PA) provides expert clinical guidance in a specialized field and coordinates patient care quality initiatives. Provides service to patients in acute, short and long term care settings by assisting physicians, assessing patients, and treating injuries and ailments. Obtains a thorough medical history from patient and dependent on patient population and setting will perform an examination and/or assessment to determine patient's needs. With other healthcare professionals, analyze and interpret information collected from patient, medical records, symptoms, physical findings, or diagnostic information, to develop and establish appropriate diagnosis. Acknowledges and demonstrates the importance of care coordination and navigation by rounding on patients when necessary. Works in collaboration with providers and independently to provide care. Formulates a plan for treatment of the patient and prescribes medications based on efficacy, safety, and cost as legally authorized if necessary, in order to aid recovery and manage pain. Maintain complete and detailed records of patients' health care plans and prognoses in a timely manner. Consult with or refer patients to appropriate specialists when conditions exceed the scope of practice or expertise. Provide patients with information needed to promote health, reduce risk factors, or prevent disease or disability. Counsels' patients and family members about self-management on prevention and treatment plan for health issues, tailoring instructions to patients' individual circumstances. May cover hospital consultations, rounding, and assist with patient procedures as needed. Conducts research into area of specialty and uses findings to provide measurable improvements in patient care and clinical outcomes. Incorporates evidence based practice guidelines into care. Maintain current knowledge of state legal regulations for advanced practice provider practices, including reimbursement of services. Keep abreast of regulatory processes and payer systems such as Medicare, Medicaid, managed care, and private sources, as applicable. Demonstrate extensive advanced knowledge of medical principles, practices and techniques.
Small, 4 physician Family Medicine clinic. Digital x-ray, lab, on site. In addition to nursing support, the clinic has a Integrated Health Therapist, RN Care Manager, and Care Coordination Assistant.
Master’s or Baccalaureate degree (Associate’s or Nursing Degree if training prior to 1994). Successful completion of a physician assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or its predecessors.
Demonstrated current competence and provision of care, treatment, or services for at least 30 patients in the past twelve months or completion of an ARC-PA approved program in the past twelve months.
Successful completion of the national certifying examination and current certification given by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Current Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) permit to prescribe controlled substances.
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Job Function: Advanced Practice Provider
Req Number: R-31613