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Physician Assistant

Job ID
7324
Job Category
Physician Assistant - Family/Multi/General PA
Job Location
Michigan -Midland
Job Duration
Permanent - Full Time

QuadMed’s dedicated health professionals focus on wellness and prevention, putting the patient at the center. Working as a team, we deliver high quality, integrated care while controlling ever-growing costs. QuadMed is an innovative leader in employer healthcare solutions, one of the fastest growing providers in the country. In partnership with our patients and the companies we serve, our mission is to create a culture of health.

Position Overview

QuadMed is currently seeking a full-time Physician Assistant for the Dow Family Health in Midland, MI . 

This position will focus on prevention, wellness, and maintenance of health in partnership with patients. This will be accomplished by evaluating, treating, and educating patients in a clinic setting. Under the collaboration of a physician, performs professional medical work in the examination, diagnosis and treatment of patients according to statutory limitations. Examines and diagnoses patients and develops treatment plans. Performs testing, refers to physicians as needed, writes prescriptions, and performs administrative procedures within their scope of expertise, protocols, and available equipment.

 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Provides comprehensive clinical patient care through interviewing, examining and treating associates and their dependents in order to meet their health and wellness needs.  Prescribes appropriate medical treatment and clinical medications for patients and orders studies, tests and ancillary care services as required
  • Records physical findings, and formulates plan and prognosis, based on patient’s condition, with documentation in the medical record
  • Knowledge of a variety of pharmacological agents used in patient treatment, the desired effects, side effects, and complications of their use as well as the accurate administration of the pharmacologic agent
  • Educates patients and/or families about preventive care, wellness, medical issues, and use of prescribed medical treatments and/or medications
  • Performs physical examinations and preventive health measures within evidence based and best practice guidelines
  • Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient’s clinical problems and health care needs
  • Demonstrate knowledge of growth and development, and pathophysiology of disease processes, specific to age groups served
  • Follows all established rules and guidelines of evidence based care and best clinical practice
  • Regularly reviews chronic medical conditions that require ongoing medical attention by accessing available registry tools
  • Educates patients on wellness, prevention and early detection by providing materials and resources to the patients and families
  • Works in an independent and interdependent relationship with members of the medical staff, which allows for consultation, collaboration, or referral.
  • May refer patients to physician for consultation or to specialized health resources for treatment
  • Refers to appropriate specialists outside the health center in a medically appropriate and efficient manner
  • Practices in a collaborative fashion consistent with the concept of a patient centered medical home, consulting and collaborating  with the onsite physician as needed regarding patient care, assessment, and education issues
  • Refers patients to and utilizes unique internal associates’ benefits and resources to maximize health outcomes
  • Demonstrates exceptional and effective collaborative partnership and communication style with both patients and staff 
  • Actively engage in quality improvement, leadership and compliance 
  • Participates in quality improvement, continuing education, and other patient care programs established by the health center requirements for QuadMed
  • Assists in the resolution of complaints, requests, and inquiries from patients, QuadMed, and clients
  • Maintains privacy and confidentiality of all patient information according to federal and state guidelines and regulations
  • Effectively communicates with patients through technology to include email, video, telephonic, and text while complying with QuadMed policy and practices
  • Demonstrates knowledge of current and emerging trends in technologies, techniques, issues and approaches in area of expertise
  • Demonstrates the ability to maintain quality, safety, and infection control standards
  • Demonstrates the ability to remain calm and effective in emergency situations and establish a leadership role in an emergency


Education:  The successful candidate will have completed a Master’s Degree level Physician Assistant program from an accredited college/university.
 
Experience: The ideal candidate will have at least three years primary care practice experience, the ability to work independently, and experience working with an Electronic Medical Record (EMR).  Experience working with pediatric patients in some locations
 
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: 
  • Active and unrestricted applicable licensure
  • CPR Certification   
  • NPI & DEA
  • Current National Board Certification
  • BLS-Certification
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:  Bilingual Spanish in some locations

Job Updated: 04/20/18

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