Full time, competitive salary, full benefits, bonus potential
The Physician Assistant is responsible for providing comprehensive health care in collaborative joint practice with a physician to patients and/or family members; promotes wellness, prevention of health problems, and maintenance of current health; assists with care of patients with chronic and acute illness.
Routine Physician Assistant Duties
- Acts as a role model by delivering and evaluating the direct care of patients and families.
- Collaborates with other health professionals to ensure continuity of patient care for patients.
- Participates as a member of multidisciplinary team in assessing, planning implementing and evaluating the health care of patients.
- Acts as a liaison between hospital personnel, patients and families.
- Serves as a role model to fellow employees by projecting an exceptional positive attitude.
- Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with students, staff, supervisors; consistent in response and follows through with actions indicated.
- Writes routine admission orders and arrange appropriate laboratory and x-ray studies and consultations.
- Changes dressings and remove sutures.
- Gives post-operative instructions to patients.
- Debrides wounds under direction of supervising physician.
- Orders for pain medications, sedatives, laxatives, anti-emetics, anti-convulsants and antibiotics.
- Orders for invasive and non-invasive diagnostic studies such as CBC, urinalysis, electrolytes, SMA-12, blood gases, non-invasive x-rays, brain scan, EEG’s, and electromyographic testing.
- Write orders relative to the general care and maintenance of patients.
- Orders are to be carried out which are transmitted through physician assistant to the nurse by either verbal communication or by written order. These orders will appear on the chart as v.o. supervising physician/physician assistant and later countersigned.
- Input notes, orders in TouchWorks.
- See patients for follow-up and/or post-op in clinic.
- Keep credentials updated.
- Attend CME courses.
- Answer patient calls daily.
- Attend educational seminars and or do presentations.
- Reviewed by physician every 6 months to make sure there are no issues with performance.
- Graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant educational program.
- Certification from American Academy of Physician Assistants.
- North Carolina Physician Assistant license required.
- Previous experience preferred.
- Service oriented
- High energy level
- Strong interpersonal skills; tactful
- Ability to relate sensitively to patients’ needs
- Maintains confidentiality
- Uses discretion and sound judgement
- Ability to establish credibility with physicians, staff, and patients
- Professional maturity; works well with minimal oversight
- Highly organized; ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
Varies Depending on Experience
About Pinehurst Surgical
Pinehurst Surgical is a state-of-the-art facility located in Pinehurst, North Carolina with locations in Rockingham, Sanford, Raeford, Laurinburg, Troy and more!