Accept the Challenge…Make a Difference
University of Florida Jacksonville Healthcare, Inc. has supported the University of Florida's physician practice in Jacksonville and other northern Florida and southern Georgia communities since 1971. UFJHI provides a wide range of business services to one of the largest mixed specialty practices in the southeastern United States consisting of over 300 physicians working in 30 clinics. UFJHI is an exciting and challenging place to work. We really care about the communities and patients that we serve. Our employees work alongside nationally and internationally renowned physicians who are engaged in teaching and research as well as providing healthcare services. Primarily located in Jacksonville, Florida, UFJHI also offers a great north Florida lifestyle with countless recreational activities, museums, orchestras along with professional and amateur sports.
Scope of the Job
A Physician’s Assistant is licensed in the State of Florida and, under administrative direction, provides medical and/or surgical services to patients within the scope of the supervising physician’s practice; assists with specific medical program and clinical operations; counsels patients regarding their health; prepares reports and summaries.
The essential functions are the primary dimensions for performance review.
Assesses patient health status including state of wellness, compliance with care plan and determines appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
May perform those routine medical treatments and diagnostic procedures for which they are qualified to perform by training and which fall within the normal scope of practice of the supervising physician(s).
Provides acute and chronic patient care including taking histories, doing physicals, prescribing and monitoring therapies, giving injections and medications, suturing wounds, placing splints, casts or braces.
Triages patient calls and evaluates patient problems.
Recognize serious, life-threatening emergencies, evaluate them appropriately and ensure patient receives prompt care required to stabilize.
Documents patient information results of physical examination and laboratory/radiographic studies care provided in patient record and maintains department statistics. Uses computer to access/enter needed data
Instruct and counsel patients/ families with regard to their illness or injury, therapeutic and diagnostic procedures, treatment regimens, normal growth and development, family planning, problems of daily living and routine health maintenance. Provides continuity of care
Consults with other staff as necessary
Maintains patient confidentiality.
Responds promptly to pages and request from team members and nursing staff;
Provides coverage of inpatient units as required
Participates in morning reports and patient rounds as required
Calls consults, handles discharge planning and schedules procedures routinely.
Maintains flexibility regarding work schedule and acknowledges that night time work hours may be required Provides coverage of the Surgical Step Down Unit, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, and less acute floor patients as required. Provides coverage of Clinic, Trauma Center and Emergency Rooms, as required. Assists with Pre-Operative planning with respect to History & Physical, as well as initiating appropriate referrals for Pre-Operative clearance.
Ages of Patients
Must be able to perform under stress when confronted with emergency, critical, or unusual situations. Must be capable of dealing with periodic cyclical workload pressures and levels of responsibility. Required to make independent judgments without supervision. Must be able to make generalizations, evaluations, or decisions based on sensory or judgmental criteria. Must have the adaptability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure. Requires the ability to work with people beyond giving and receiving instructions.
SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS, AND REQUIRED EXPERIENCE
Knowledge of acute and chronic care protocols, administration of medications, delivering physical care following treatment plan;
Knowledge of how to assess patient health and measure/ record physiologic and growth indices; Knowledge of health promotion principles and techniques and patient learning measurements; Ability to make responsible decisions within the scope of a dependent medical practitioner;
Ability to develop health education programs and materials;
Ability to work collaboratively with all members of health care team.
Graduate of AAPA approved Physician Assistant training program.
Education and Certifications
National Certification by the NCCPA; Licensed to practice in the state of Florida; Prescribing license in the state of Florida; BCLS certified. Must meet the hospital credentialing requirements.