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Munson Healthcare Medical Lab Scientist in Frankfort, Michigan

SUMMARY

The Emergency Department Physician Assistant is responsible for medical management of all patients presenting with acute illness and injury to include diagnoses, procedures and treatment. This is an autonomous practitioner with sound judgement and practical skills. The PA performs his/her functions based on his/her personal experience and professional judgment and: (1) discussion with the physician as necessary; (2) knowledge of physician preference; (3) written protocols developed with the Emergency Department Medical Director and POMH; (4) written policies of this institution. The PA reports collaboratively to both the Medical Director and Chief Operating Officer,

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

  • A Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from an NCCPA accredited institution or PA Certificate Program.

  • Certification as a Physician Assistant by the AAPA (American Academy of Physician Assistants)

  • Licensure as a Physician Assistant by the State of Michigan

  • Previous experience in primary care or emergency setting is desirable, 3 years experience in Emergency Department setting required

  • Current BCLS, ACLS, PALS certification required.

  • Up to date knowledge of medical diagnosis and treatment of common problems seen in an Emergency Department. Medical history and physical exam skills. Knowledge of general medical diagnosis and treatment of problems common to general medical practice preferred. Familiarity with referral resources and medical staff of the hospital. Familiarity with medical staff and hospital policies and procedures.

    ORGANIZATION:

  • Responsible to sponsoring medical staff member(s) for medical practice and hospital administrator or administrator’s designee for hospital contract and policy and procedure requirements.

  • Worker’s supervised – none.

  • Interrelationships with medical staff, other Munson Healthcare staff, staff of other medical providers and with the public.

    POPULATIONS SERVED, COMPETENCIES, INCLUDING AGE OF PATIENTS SERVED

    Cares for patients in the age category(s) checked below:

    __Neonatal (birth-1 mo) __Young adult (18 yr-25 yrs) __Infant (1 mo-1 yr) __Adult (26 yrs-54 yrs) __ Early childhood (1 yr-5 yrs) __ Sr. Adult (55 yrs-64 yrs) __Late childhood (6 yrs-12 yrs) __Geriatric (65 yrs & above) __Adolescence (13 yrs-17 yrs) _X_All ages (birth & above) _ No direct clinical contact with patients

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, talk or hear, and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl.

  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Healthcare.

  • Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare.

  • Promotes personal and patient safety.

  • Has basic understanding of Relationship-Based Care (RBC) principles, meets expectations outlined in Commitment to My Co-workers, and supports RBC unit action plans.

  • Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times.

  • Works as a member of the Emergency Department clinical team to promote, support and provide comprehensive medical care to patients as authorized and supervised by members of the medical staff .

  • Works independently at Critical Access Hospital Emergency Department to provide a full range of care from urgent care to critical care, often including emergent care that requires intervention without a physician immediately available. Sole medical staff provider on duty with physician on-call back up.

  • Performs routine histories and physical exams.

  • Provides other physician extension services.

  • Communicates effectively with and conveys respect for patients. Communicates effectively with and forms cooperative relationships with medical staff. Records clinical data in a complete and coherent manner.

  • Demonstrates a command of basic medical knowledge and technical skills. Shows sound professional judgment. Responds to medical supervision and correction in a positive manner.

  • Maintains current knowledge regarding changes in the medical field.

  • Work is thorough and follow-up care is arranged as necessary.

  • Participates in quality improvement programs, safety initiatives, and patient satisfaction goals. Strives for high quality patient care.

  • Maintains medical records in accordance with hospital guidelines and regulations.

  • Responds to emergency calls in a timely manner.

  • Demonstrates flexibility in response to unexpected change in work volume, emergencies, staffing, or scheduling changes.

  • Demonstrates ability to establish effective working relationships with other members of the hospital staff.

  • Attends the Emergency Services Performance Improvement Committee (PIC) meetings.

  • Maintains confidentiality of patient information and works in accordance with HIPAA and patient rights guidelines.

  • Maintains up to date knowledge of hospital policies and procedures.

  • Adheres to Evaluation and Management Documentation Requirements and completes legible medical records documentation in accordance with established hospital policy.

  • Utilizes the current documentation and charting tools i.e. templates, Dragon or electronic medical record software for documentation as appropriate.

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

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