The Physician Assistant shall perform essentially the same duties as those required of any Government Civil Service PA of similar experience and in similar duty assignments.
5.1.1. Have sufficient experience to be able to perform tasks which may include, but are not limited to, the following:
5.1.2. Conserve health of patients by application of diversified knowledge of preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic medical procedures.
5.1.3. Provide medical examination, care, and treatment to eligible military healthcare system beneficiaries and other patients on an emergent basis.
5.1.4. Obtain adequate history, physical, assessment and develop plan in a timely and appropriate manner on each patient and develop treatment plan.
5.1.5. Utilize paraprofessional staff as appropriate.
5.1.6. Seek advice of consultants when appropriate.
5.1.7. Provide medical advice over the telephone.
5.1.9. Initiate requests for tests, x-rays, and admissions to the medical treatment facility, as appropriate.
5.1.10. Follow-up on abnormal reports. Abnormal x-ray and lab reports received on patients seen by contract physician assistants shall be reviewed by the contract physician assistant at the time these reports are available for review. Each report shall be reviewed within one week of its receipt.
Prescribe medications, as appropriate, in accordance with the privileges and hospital rules and regulations.
5.1.12. Prepare and document appropriate history physical examinations, and diagnosis. Maintain documentation of all treatment provided in accordance with hospital directives and prepare such records and reports as may be required by the policy. Ensure all documentation and report are legible and complete.
5.1.13. Review medical histories and progress of patients. Examine patients, make diagnosis of disease, disaster, or injury, and treat patient or prescribe a course of treatment. Abide by all facility rules, regulations, and policies.
Must be a graduate of a Physician Assistant education program accredited by the AccreditationReview Commission for the Physician Assistant Review Commission or previously recognized accrediting body and acceptable to the Department of the Army. Must possess and maintain a current unrestricted license to practice as a PA in any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam and the US Virgin Islands.
Must maintain a current certification as a PA by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Must also have and maintain current Basic BLS, ACLS and PALS. The American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers is the only program accepted.
Shall have a minimum of 24 months experience as a PA within the last 36 months.
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