In collaboration with the Office Manager, and under the direct supervision of the Physician, the Physician Assistant provides primary care to patients, acting as an assistant to physicians in the office, following established standards and practices.
Obtains complete medical history and physical data on patients.
Interprets and integrates data to determine appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as needed.
Performs a complete physical exam and records findings. Collaborates with physicians in managing acute and long-term medical needs of patients.
Orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures in collaboration with the physician.
Synthesizes data to determine preliminary diagnosis and therapeutic plan utilizing principles of prevention.
Administers medications and injections according to physician directions.
Interviews and advises patients regarding health and illness prevention.
Recommends community resources to meet patient and family needs.
Instructs patient and family regarding medications and treatment instructions. Provides patient education.
Maintains and reviews patient records, charts, and other pertinent information. Posts tests and examination results.
Provides monitoring and continuity of care between physician visits.
Follows system and department policies and procedures with special attention to attendance and punctuality, confidentiality, dress code and display of ID badge, and safety.
Completes mandatory education and training in order to maintain organization and department specific competencies and requirements. Maintains applicable certification/licensure. Maintains current Basic Life Support (BLS) with Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) preferred.
Qualifications: Age Specific/Populations Served Criteria:
Adolescent: Provides for privacy.
Adolescent: Communicates directly to adolescent as well as parents.
Adolescent: Involves adolescent in decision-making when possible.
Geriatric: Involves family of designated caregiver with care.
Geriatric: Keeps environment safe.
Geriatric: Recognizes patient's fear of asking questions by repeating information often.
Geriatric: Involves patient in decision making when possible.
Newborn: Keeps parents in infant's line of vision when performing procedures/treatments.
Newborn: Includes parents if infant requires restraint during procedures.
Newborn: Communicates when in contact with infant by establishing eye contact, touching, stroking or talking softly.
Pediatric: Provides safe environment.
Pediatric: Educates parents in understandable terms.
Pediatric: Communicates with child at their level of understanding.
Graduate of an Physician Assistant program accredited in the State of Ohio. Current license in the State of Ohio. Maintains current Basic Life Support (BLS) with Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) preferred. Certified or certification eligible as a physician assistant. Three to five years experience as a Physician Assistant in medical/surgical preferred. Excellent analytical and decision making skills. Good verbal written and interpersonal communication skills.
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Human Resources, Division of Recruitment and Retention
Akron General Health System
400 Wabash Avenue
Akron, Ohio 44307