PA, Internal Medicine
Medical Center Clinic - Pensacola, FL

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Job Description

Physician Assistant

SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Physician Assistant is responsible for providing direct patient care under direct, and at times general, supervision of the physician.

DEPARTMENT: Internal Medicine

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Physician and Practice Manager

DRESS CODE: Medical

MAJOR DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Greet patients with courtesy and respect. Answer questions and direct requests appropriately and efficiently.
  • Provide direct patient care in the office, under the direction and in accordance with supervising physician.
  • Document care provided in the office setting within 24 hours.
  • Provide physician examination(s).
  • Obtain patient medical, social and family history, drug allergies, current medications and vital signs.
  • Establish presumptive diagnoses and be responsible under the physician supervision for the management of the patients problems following diagnosis.
  • Initiate appropriate laboratory, radiological and special examinations for tests required for the evaluation of illness and prepared written summary of care.
  • Communicate with patients the plan of treatment regarding after consultation with the supervising physician.
  • Review patient records and educate patient and family members regarding visit, examination, treatment and medications, to include side effects, procedures (including written pre and post-op care) and testing.
  • Answer incoming telephone calls as needed and
  • take message if appropriate and document,
  • determine status of patients symptoms, and direct care accordingly, i.e. inform doctor if immediate is needed, offer work-in versus routine appointment, and refer patient to emergency room for emergent issues.
  • Schedule all surgeries on physician schedule and with concerned facilities
  • Assistant to physician in all surgeries
  • Schedule pre-operative x-rays and laboratory work.
  • Report laboratory and x-ray results to patient, after physician instruction.
  • Prescribes and/or adjust prescription medications, in accordance with education and management protocols.
  • Adjust schedules according to physicians request.
  • Anticipate departmental needs and improve office efficiency by assisting other staff as necessary.
  • Completes office/hospital charge slips with appropriate diagnosis/CPT code and submits for data entry.
  • In absence of physician, the PA is the responsible provider in the office, per physician agreement.
  • Assist in the training of health care personnel in certain diagnostic, therapeutic, and clinical techniques, as directed by the supervising physician.
  • Maintain all licenses and certifications, including maintaining the prescribed hours of medical education program attendance.
  • Maintain compliance with attached collaborative agreement with physician.


  • MAJOR CORPORATE CULTURE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Follow established corporate and department-specific policies and procedures
  • Attend all corporate and department-specific required training.


  • Comply with MCC Service Standards:
    • MAKE FIRST IMPRESSIONS POSITIVE ONES. Greet all patients, visitors and co-workers in a pleasing manner with eye contact, a verbal greeting, and a smile. Offer assistance to anyone who appears lost or in need. Walk patients to their destination rather than pointing the way; use good elevator etiquette.
    • DEMONSTRATE A TEAM ATTITUDE. Remember you are part of a team, and the success of MCC is everyones responsibility. If you dont know how to assist a patient or co-worker with an issue, find someone who can. Be personally responsible for making sure issues are addressed.
    • MAINTAIN A PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCE. Wear your name badge at all times. Comply with the uniform policy for your department or job description. Confine gum chewing and eating to break areas; save personal conversations for break times; turn off non-work related cell phones. Maintain a neat and clean work area, both in your department and throughout MCC.
    • DEMONSTRATE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE. Interact with all patients, visitors, and co-workers in a professional and upbeat manner. Be courteous, respectful, friendly, and helpful. Express yourself and your concerns using helpful words versus confrontational words or profanity. If you are unable to maintain a positive approach, remove yourself from the situation.
    • MAKE LASTING IMPRESSIONS POSITIVE ONES. Maintain patient privacy and confidentiality at all times. End your interactions with patients, visitors and co-workers with a friendly or kind word. Make sure patients waiting alone at the front door have transportation home.
    4. Perform other duties as may be assigned cheerfully and willingly.

  • Demonstrated customer-service skills.
  • Be a person of integrity and character, willing to embrace change and make a positive impact in the lives of patients and co-workers.
  • Ability to work with staff members at all levels of the organization in a cooperative, team-oriented manner.
  • Graduate of The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
  • Must be licensed by the State of Florida as a Physician Assistant prior to hire and/or transfer into a Physician Assistant position.
  • Must maintain State of Florida Physician Assistant licensure throughout employment in a Physician Assistant position.
  • Must be CPR certified prior to hire and/or transfer into a Physician Assistant position.
  • Must maintain CPR certification throughout employment in a Physician Assistant position.
  • Minimum of 2 years clinical experience.
  • PC literate in a windows environment.
  • Familiarity with standard concepts, practices and procedures within nursing field.
  • Ability to work long hours on a periodic basis.
  • Ability to take call approximately 10-15 days a month.
  • Ability to perform physical labor, including but not limited to: holding, stooping, kneeling and occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds without mechanical aid, for an extended period of time.

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