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PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT - OUTPATIENT MED CLINIC - (12280)

Universal Health Services


Location:
TULSA, OK
Date:
12/07/2017
2017-12-072018-01-05
Job Code:
12280
Universal Health Services
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PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT - OUTPATIENT MED CLINIC - (12280)

Facility Name
Shadow Mountain Behavioral Health
Location
TULSA, OK 74136 US (Primary)
Career Area
Professional
Category
Behavioral Health Support Staff
Job Description

:The Physician Assistant (PA) provides diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health-care services to SMBHS patients under the supervision of the psychiatrist and physician.:

The Physician Assistant records patient history, physical, and mental health examinations; reviews and interprets lab and other diagnostic test data; orders appropriate treatments, medications and diagnostic studies; and provides patient education.  Counsels patients on medical problems, use of drugs, expected effects of treatment, child care, diet, and other therapeutic health maintenance matters.  Makes entries in patient’s permanent medical records.  In emergency situations, administers lifesaving procedures and medications pending availability of physician.  The PA also responds to inquiries from referring physicians, hospital staff and patients regarding the diagnosis and treatment of conditions as well as eligibility for research protocols.  Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

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Skills, Knowledge, & Abilities:

Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat behavioral health illnesses, human injuries, diseases, and deformities.  This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.  Excellent communication skills, ability to ask questions and gain information from patients needed to diagnose and treat health conditions.  Ability to convey patient behavior and status verbally and in writing.  Professional verbal and written skills.  Able to verbally adapt spoken communication to meet needs of client.  Maintains professional therapeutic relationships with internal and external customers.  Able to maintain patient confidentiality.  Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.  Ability to safely manage a dangerous and aggressive patient, to verbally communicate to de-escalate a crisis situation, and to protect self and others from aggressive patients or other accidents.  Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks under deadlines and with short notice.

 

Education/Training:

Graduation from a physician assistant educational program, accredited by the Accreditation Review Committee on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or its predecessors, at a college, university, or accredited educational institution.  Successful completion of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) examination; must maintain status as a certified physician assistant, including completion of all requirements for continuing medical education (CME) and re-certification.

 

Licensure/Certification:

National certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician.  Every 2 years, PAs must earn and log 100 CME hours and reregister the

certificate with the NCCPA (second and fourth years), and, by the end of the sixth year, recertify by successfully completing the Physician Assistant National Recertifying Examination (PANRE).

 

Experience:

Prefer two years work experience in a psychiatric hospital.

 

Physical/General:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be at least 21 years of age.  Physical strength necessary to implement patient behavioral crisis intervention. Sitting, standing, walking, reaching, bending, stooping as required to assist in patient care. Able to sustain physical activity eight hours a day and remain on feet eight hours per day. Hearing, vision, sensory, and emotional stability sufficient to perform essential job functions. Able to deal with stressful situations and changing priorities.  Ability to enter data into computer, word processing.  Able to lift, carry, and lower up to 35 pounds using appropriate body mechanics.  Access to reliable transportation; maintains reliable attendance record and arrives in a timely manner.

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