Provides diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive health care services to patients as delegated under the direction and responsibility of a Physician.
Essential Functions: ( Those functions that the individual who holds the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of reasonable accommodation).
Evaluates, diagnoses and treats patients at the request of Nursing and Medical Staff, and offers recommendations as needed. Notifies Wound Care Physician Panel when patient events dictate.
Coordinate patient management to improve consistency of care with predictable clinical outcomes.
Responsible for coordinating or assisting Director of Ambulatory Services, Area Case Managers and Healthcare Professionals with education.
Data Collection and analysis for QI activities.
Coordinates utilization management with departmental directors and managers in keeping with institutional objectives.
Coordinates and communicates patient care services among multiple caregivers through the continuum from pre-admission through discharge based on age, cultural and individual patient needs. Including: Participates in pre-admission screening of the patient; Intervenes with barriers and delays in care or service; Coordinates services; Validates patients' criteria for continued stay; Facilitates/documents patient care conferences; Communicates with healthcare professionals externally to enhance continuum of care.
Serves as educational resource to Wound Care nursing staff
Serves on Hospital Committees, as need and as requested.
Initiates, updates and maintains outpatient charts including: Admission assessments, H&P's and Progress notes; Photo documentation of wounds seen in outpatient setting; Nursing and physician progress notes; Ensure wound care dictation is current in medical record; Ensure current lab and diagnostic testing is posted in medical record
Perform wound care procedures according to established hospital wound protocols.
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
Must have good and regular attendance.
Approximate percent of time required to travel:
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Graduate of Accredited Physician Assistant Program Graduate of a CAHEA (Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation) approved, Class A Physician Assistant Training Program.
Current Physician Assistant license in the state of the hospital.
Certified by the NCCPA (National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants). National PA certification as either a Family, Acute Care, or Emergency Physician Assistant. Prescription licensure and DEA Certification. Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
Three years experience as a PA in the evaluation and management of patients with emergent, urgent and non-urgent medical problems; two years experience as a PA working within the setting of an acute care facility or an Emergency Department.
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