Physician Assistant

Location: Virginia-Richmond - Lawrenceville
Duration: Permanent - Full Time
Job ID: 023540 (22793512)
Company: The GEO Group
Contact: Michele Dobos    Call: 5618930101
Job Salary:   Competitive
Job Posted: 03/29/21

Physician Assistant - 023540 (22793512)

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Summary

This position provides healthcare services for typically performed by a physician, under the supervision of a physician. It conducts complete physicals, provides treatment, and counsels patients. It may also prescribe medication.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducts examinations of patients to obtain information about their physical conditions.
  • Provides treatment to patients by making tentative diagnoses and decisions following patients’ examinations.
  • Provides physician with assistance as necessary.
  • Prescribes therapy or medication with physician’s approval.
  • Performs therapeutic procedures, such as injections, immunizations, suturing, wound care, and infection management.
  • Obtains, compiles, and records patients’ medical data, including health history, progress notes, and results of physical examination.
  • Administers or orders diagnostic tests, such as x-rays, electrocardiograms, and laboratory tests.
  • Documents all provided services in the patient’s medical record.
  • Interprets diagnostic test results for deviations from normal.
  • Counsels and instructs patients about prescribed therapeutic regimens, normal growth and development, family planning, emotional problems of daily living, and health maintenance.
  • Consults with supervising physicians, specialists, and other health professionals as appropriate.
  • Visits and observes patients, updates charts, orders therapy, and reports back to physician.
  • Orders medical and laboratory supplies and equipment.
  • May prescribe medication.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements

  • Graduation from an accredited educational program for physician assistants.
  • Must be licensed as a Physician Assistant in the state in which this work is performed.
  • Two (2) years of direct work experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of principles, practices and techniques associate with the work of a Physician’s Assistant.
  • Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.
  • Skill in performing uncomplicated surgical procedures.
  • Ability to administer prescribed medications.
  • Ability to perform complete physical appraisals of patients.
  • Ability to identify and evaluate illnesses.
  • Ability to initiate diagnostic laboratory tests and evaluate the results.
  • Ability to manage the care of patients.
  • Ability to work with patients having a variety of physical problems.
  • Ability to compile and evaluate medical histories and other clinical and laboratory data.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.

Equal Opportunity Employer