Physician Assistant-Emergency Depar

  • DULUTH, MN
  • ST LUKES
  • 01 Emergency Dept Department
  • Full-time Flex - Nights - 12 hours
  • Advanced Practice Providers
  • FTE: -0.7
  • Req #: 23240
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Summary

  • JOB SUMMARY
    • The Physician Assistant - ED Clinical Decision Unit practices medicine in a clinic or hospital setting, under the direction and responsible supervision of a Licensed Physician (MD or DO). The Physician Assistant – ED Clinical Decision Unit evaluates and monitors health status, performs diagnostic and therapeutic services, provides age appropriate education and counseling for disease prevention, risk reduction and health maintenance and coordinates referrals for specialty care or social service support.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
    • Education: Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program.
    • Experience: Experience working in an emergency department or urgent care setting.
    • Licensure/Certification/Registration: Licensed or eligible for licensure with the appropriate Minnesota State licensing agency. Certified or eligible for certification as a Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Maintenance of the continuing medical education requirements of the professional organization. Eligibility for registration as a Physician Assistant in Wisconsin may be required. BLS Certification with a designation of either BLS Provider or Healthcare Provider from either the American Heart Association or American Red Cross or Military Training Network. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) within one (1) year of hire into position.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
    • Education: N/A
    • Experience: 3-5 years of experience working in an Emergency Department
    • Licensure/Certification/Registration: N/A
  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
    • The Physician Assistant – ED Clinical Decision Unit role demands intelligence, sound judgement, intellectual honesty and the ability to relate effectively to people and the capacity to react to emergencies in a calm and reasoned manner. Requires an attitude of respect for self and others. Requires adherence to the current practice standards for Physician Assistants, the concepts of privilege and confidentiality in communicating with patients, and a commitment to the patients welfare. Able to work collaboratively with the supervising Physician. Well-developed listening and interviewing skills. Able to establish and maintain harmonious and cooperative working relationships with other people. Able to effectively teach health promotion and disease prevention behaviors to patients and families. Demonstrated skills in independent decision making, management of minor acute illness and chronic health problems, and in performing medical history taking and routine physical examinations. Knowledge of the physiological, psychological, social and spiritual influences on the patients physical condition.
    • READING - Intermediate: Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
    • WRITING - Advanced: Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.
    • SPEAKING - Intermediate: Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group situations or before groups of customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
    • MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Intermediate Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals and to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw or interpret bar graphs to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
    • REASONING ABILITY - Intermediate Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
    • AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES - Skilled at assessment and knowledgeable of growth and development. Provides appropriate care respective to the ages of the patients served per clinical environment.
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT
    • PHYSICAL DEMANDS
      • Able to meet the physical demands of primary care practice, including the ability to see, hear, walk, speak English, and stand
      • Stand - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Walk - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Sit - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 – 5.5 hours)
      • Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Reach with hands and arms - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 – 5.5 hours)
      • Stoop, Squat, Kneel, or Crouch - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
      • Bending-repetitive forward - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
      • Talk or hear - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
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      LIFTING REQUIREMENTS
      • Up to 10 pounds - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Up to 25 pounds - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 – 5.5 hours)
      • Up to 35 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
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      WORK ENVIRONMENT
      • Typical Noise Level - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)
      • Regularly exposed to risk of blood borne diseases. May be exposed to/occasionally exposed to unpleasant patient elements
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