As an integral member of the multidisciplinary healthcare team, the Physician Assistant provides quality, evidence based renal care, to an adult population. The predominant population is those with diabetic kidney disease and hypertension.
Using the nursing process and employing advanced skills and theory in health assessment, the Physician Assistant will conduct physical examinations and interprets laboratory and other diagnostic tools, to develop and implement a plan of care for patients with episodic and chronic healthcare needs. The Physician Assistant will make independent judgments relative to diagnosis and management, utilizing physician and other team member consultation where appropriate. Professional growth and diversity are encouraged including participation in clinic initiatives and other specialty clinics.
There is no weekend coverage or night coverage.
Patient Care Management:
- Performs physical examination, interprets laboratory results and other diagnostic tests, develops and implements a plan of care for patients with episodic and chronic healthcare needs, according to professional and organizational standards for quality and productivity.
- Demonstrates critical thinking in the diagnostic process
- Establishes priorities to meet health and medical needs
- Prescribes medications within written guidelines for practice
- Documents data in the medical record in a clear, concise manner.
- Monitors the individual’s response to therapy and revises the plan as indicated, with particular attention to education, counseling, and encouragement of self-care.
- Provides/seeks consultation to/from the consulting physician and other members of the healthcare team as indicated by patient need. Provides written communication about diagnostic/screening procedures to the patient and other team members as appropriate.
- Clinic research includes involvement in planning for, recruiting and following study participants.
- Provides care in a manner that also incorporates the principles of patient satisfaction and cost effective care.
- Identifies a process with consulting/supervising physician to insure prescriptive practice is reviewed according to regulatory requirements
- Supports clinical research by suggesting research questions, conducting, or participating in studies.
- Demonstrates awareness of and utilizes evidence based approaches for clinical practice.
- Graduate of an accredited American Medical Association-approved Physician Assistant training program. A college degree is required.
- Minimum of one year experience working as a Physician Assistant. Recent graduates will also be considered.
- Experience in nephrology and research preferred but not necessary.
Joslin is an EEO M/F/D/V
- NCCPA certified with a current license or eligible for licensure to practice as a Physician Assistant in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- Possess or Eligible for MA Substance Control Registration and DEA number
- Has obtained or is eligible to obtain provider numbers from insurance carriers that currently contract Physician Assistants (Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross/Blue Shield etc.)