Physician Assistant
Crawford Memorial Hospital - Robinson, IL

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Position Summary:

Responsible for providing initial care to patients through the emergency room when on call and in the office. Performs direct or follow-up patient care including the evaluation and management of the patient in the in-patient hospital setting, clinic setting, or emergency room under the supervision or medical direction of a physician following standard guidelines as required and within scope of practice. Assists in the operating room with surgical procedures as required.

Duties, Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Performs accurate and complete assessment of patients; interpreting subjective and objective data (including lab and diagnostic test results) to formulate a diagnosis and providing treatment plans within scope of practice; assesses and reassesses pain; assessments are age, culture and psychosocial appropriate.
  • Formulates a plan of care based on patients needs; formulates a teaching plan based on identified learning needs and evaluated the effectiveness of learning, including: educating the patient/family regarding pain management and follow-up care instructions.
  • Performs minor procedures per credentialing/scope of practice; assists physician (s) with procedures; utilizes other departments to provide interdisciplinary care as appropriate; utilizes pain management techniques.
  • Collaborating with physicians and managing medical needs of patients; always deferring to the physician or other providers with difficult cases or when a case is out of the scope of practice. Making appropriate referrals and following up on referrals; performing/or ordering diagnostic and therapeutic procedures/tests.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of medical necessity requirements; ordering, prescribing, dispensing and administering drugs and medical devices appropriately within the scope of practice; following the five medication rights, reducing the potential for medication errors. Documenting appropriately.
  • Follows medical records documentation guidelines regarding timeliness of reviews and completeness of documentation; obtaining and document accurate and thorough patients medical history including pertinent history, pain assessment, current medications, identified health risk factors and other needed information.
  • Performs all aspects of patients care in an environment that optimize patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/healthcare errors.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


    Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Experience & Education

  • Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant's Program
  • National certification by the NCCPA (National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants) or certification eligible. Certification must be obtained within the first six (6) months of employment.
  • Current BLS Certification
  • Current ACLS Certification preferred
  • Registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) if applicable.
  • Prior experience preferred.
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Knowledge of sterile technique, suture materials, names of basic instruments required.
  • Psychomotor skills or the capacity to acquire those skills with some instruction -- i.e. surgical knot tying, wound suturing, and identification of tissue planes.

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