GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:
The Physician Assistant provides quality medical care to the patients of Southside. He/She reports directly to the Supervising Physician.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF POSITION D UTIES:
- The supervising physician will provide appropriate supervision and will be ultimately responsible for all duties delegated to the physician’s assistant.
- The physician and physician’s assistant are expected to understand and comply with all current laws, rules and regulations which govern the practice of physician’s assistants in the State of Georgia and will be acknowledging this by affixing their signatures on the physician assistant practice application.
- A physician’s assistant may gather a data base on all new patients or established patients with new problems to include a complete medical history and physical examination, medical record review, appropriate initial diagnostic studies, and will be responsible for transmitting that information to the supervising physician(s) for review.
- A physician’s assistant may order/select a dangerous drug or controlled substance or order medical treatments or diagnostic studies in any health care setting in accordance with Rule 360-5-.07(8).
- The physician’s assistant may perform those routine medical treatments and diagnostic procedures for which he/she is qualified by training and which fall within the normal scope of practice of the supervising physician as delegated by the supervising physician.
- A physician’s assistant may instruct and counsel patients and their families with regard to their illness or injury, therapeutic and diagnostic procedures, treatment regimens, normal growth and development, family planning, emotional problems of daily living and health maintenance. He/she may also facilitate referral of patients to others medical providers, medical facilities, or other health/social agencies when appropriate as per the delegation of the supervising physician.
- If a life threatening emergency situation arises, when the supervising physician is not present, the physician’s assistant may initiate appropriate evaluation and treatment.
- A task delegated to the physician may delegate additional duties to the physician’s assistant to be perform in the supervising physician presence will not be considered an additional duty.
- The supervising physician may delegate additional duties to the physician’s assistant to be performed in the absence of the supervising physician only after these specific duties have been formally approved by the Board. These additional duties have been formally approved by the Board. These additional duties are acts or procedures which are generally recognized as being beyond the usual scope of a physician’s assistants training or experience, and which have an inherently increased risk of morbidity or mortality. In conjunction with the RN evaluates patient complaints and works towards resolution.
- The physician’s assistant shall at all times properly identify himself as a Physician’s Assistant and shall at all times wear a clearly legible identification name tag with the words “PHYSICAN”S ASSISTANT.”
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Has administrative and clinical skills.
- Is sensitive to the needs of clients.
- Communicates well with patients and staff.
- Has ability to supervise and train staff.
Graduate of an accredited college/university. Current Physician Assistant’s Certification and current Georgia License. Experience in health care setting.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing and walking fro prolonged periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds. Requires normal visual acuity and hearing. Requires exposures to communicable disease and bodily fluids. Requires working under stress in emergency situations or during irregular hours.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medicinal preparations and others common to clinic environment.