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Physician’s Assistant

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Location: Riverside, South Side, Ponte Vedra, Clay County, Orange Park       

Description

An exempt position responsible for practicing medicine with physician supervision including conducting examinations and writing prescriptions. Within physician-physician assistant (PA) relationship, PA exercise autonomy in medical decision making and provide a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. May include responsibility for education, research, and administrative services.

Requirements   

  1. Conducts physical exams, assesses health status, orders and interprets tests, prescribes medications, and treats illnesses including giving injections and suturing wounds. Consults with physicians as needed and refers to physicians for more complicated medical cases or cases that are not a routine part of a PA’s scope of work.
  2. Monitors therapies and provides continuity of care.
  3. Triage patient calls and evaluates patient problems. Responds to emergencies including use of CPR.
  4. Counsels patient/ family on preventative health care.
  5. Documents patient information and care in medical record and may maintain department statistical database for research purposes.

Education           

Bachelor’s degree and successful completion of accredited physician assistant program.  National certification from National Commission on Certifications of PAs. To maintain their national certification, PAs must log 100 hours of continuing medical education every two years and sit for a re-certification every six years. State PA license also required. Current CPR certificate required.

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