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Physician Assistant for California Corrections

Company Name:
Concentric Healthcare Staffing
Concentric Healthcare Solutions is a leader in the healthcare recruiting and staffing industry, specializing in healthcare employment with an emphasis in Nursing, Radiology, and Pharmacy Staffing. Concentric exhibits a passion for partnering with our clients to become an integral part of their staffing solution.


PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Description:
Provides medical services to patients under the direction of a physician; collects and documents patient data, conducts diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, orders and schedules laboratory studies and provides professional consultations and direct patient care services.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to assist physician in diagnosing medical and surgical problems and prescribing necessary treatment and services for quality patient care; record the normal and abnormal data for review by the physician.
Take patient histories, conduct physical examinations, and record the data in the patient's record; write progress notes and narrative discharge summaries; prepare patient workups and summaries noting pertinent positive and negative findings. Order and schedule laboratory studies and diagnostic procedures; explain the necessity, preparation, nature and anticipated effects of scheduled diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to the patient.
Carry out therapeutic procedures such as cast application and removal, wound suturing and dressing changes; monitor progress of patients, report progress to supervising physician, and maintain record of each patient's progress. Participate in basic science and clinical research projects conducted by supervising physician; prepare statistical reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.
May make work assignments for assigned nursing and technical personnel; review the work of lower rated employees; train new personnel.
Participate in teaching medical students and physician assistant students in techniques and procedures which are unique to specific clinical setting. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Adheres to all Concentric and worksite rules, policies and procedures
May perform other duties as required or deemed necessary by Concentric and/or the client/supervisor.

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in Health Science field preferred, may be required by state regulations or contract specifications
Physician's Assistant Certificate of Registration or License from the state Medical Board
Certified as a Physician's Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants preferred; may be required by state regulations or contract specifications.
One (1) one year of experience as a Physician's Assistant strongly preferred
BCLS certified required.
ACLS/PALS per state or contract requirements.
Must meet Concentric's pre-employment screening requirements.
Current physical exam, if required by state regulations or contract specifications.

Physical/Work Environment Requirements:
Hospital, clinic, medical center, physician's office or other related health care facility.
Exposure to blood borne pathogens and other bodily fluids

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