Job: Physician Assistant-Pahrump
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Physician Assistant or RN Practitioner works autonomously to provide direct patient care and manage a designated group of patients in a contracted skilled/subacute facility. Performs aspects of care including history and physicals, assessment, differential diagnosis and treats multiple levels of conditions with limited acuity. Physician Assistant works under the supervision of a physician. Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant works in collaboration with a physician.
1.Assess, examine and establish presumptive diagnoses for patients admitted to a contracted facility.
2.Interpret and integrate data and patient history to develop the plan of care.
3.Work collaboratively with physician to acquire direction and advice on cases or patient issues.
4.Identify and direct complex cases to physician for handling and care planning.
5.Develop and implement treatment plans in conjunction with the physician and other members of the care team.
6.Work with the multidisciplinary team to identify patients discharge needs in advance and coordinate appropriate discharge plans, referrals and follow up care.
7.Actively communicate with outpatient primary care and specialty care providers.
8.Order appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures.
9.Prescribe and order appropriate medications, including injectable and oral medications
10.Provide guidance to nursing and therapy staff regarding treatment plans and care coordination.
Successful completion Advanced Practice Nurse or Physician Assistant degree from an accredited university. Must maintain an active unrestricted Nevada License in area of practice.
Positions in this function are responsible for overseeing and participating in day to day clinical care of patients. Employees are involved in direct patient care (in a clinic, in-home care, etc.)
- Generally work is self-directed and not prescribed.
- Works with less structured, more complex issues.
- Serves as a resource to others.
Skills / Requirements
Knowledge: Knowledge of professional medical practice to provide and evaluate patient care.
Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care
Technical knowledge in the use of computer programs for medical records or internet searches for medical research.
Skills/Abilities: Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of medicine
Demonstrated excellent communication skills with patients, family members, physicians and others on care team
Ability to read, write, and clearly speak English, bilingual skills preferable
Ability to make independent clinical assessment decisions based on best medical practice guidelines.
Experience: Minimum four years of successful clinical experience in a primary or inpatient care setting
Critical Thinking: Able to formulate a differential diagnosis.
Proficient in assessment and development of treatment plans for low acuity patient conditions.
Ability to conceptualize the needs of the team and actualize plans to implement a plan of care.
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At OptumHealth, you will perform within an innovative culture that's focused on transformational change in the health care system. You will leverage your skills across a diverse and multi-faceted business. And you will make contributions that will have an impact that's greater than you've ever imagined.
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