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Physician Assistant in Eagle Pass, TX at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 2/7/2019

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Job Description

Facility: 930

Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summary

This position provides healthcare services for typically performed by a physician, under the supervision of a physician. It conducts complete physicals, provides treatment, and counsels patients. It may also prescribe medication.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
• Conducts examinations of patients to obtain information about their physical conditions.
• Provides treatment to patients by making tentative diagnoses and decisions following patients’ examinations.
• Provides physician with assistance as necessary.
• Prescribes therapy or medication with physician’s approval.
• Performs therapeutic procedures, such as injections, immunizations, suturing, wound care, and infection management.
• Obtains, compiles, and records patients’ medical data, including health history, progress notes, and results of physical examination.
• Administers or orders diagnostic tests, such as x-rays, electrocardiograms, and laboratory tests.
• Documents all provided services in the patient’s medical record.
• Interprets diagnostic test results for deviations from normal.
• Counsels and instructs patients about prescribed therapeutic regimens, normal growth and development, family planning, emotional problems of daily living, and health maintenance.
• Consults with supervising physicians, specialists, and other health professionals as appropriate.
• Visits and observes patients, updates charts, orders therapy, and reports back to physician.
• Orders medical and laboratory supplies and equipment.
• May prescribe medication.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Job Requirements

• Graduation from an accredited educational program for physician assistants.
• Must be licensed as a Physician Assistant in the state in which this work is performed.
• Two (2) years of direct work experience preferred.
• Knowledge of principles, practices and techniques associate with the work of a Physician’s Assistant.
• Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.
• Skill in performing uncomplicated surgical procedures.
• Ability to administer prescribed medications.
• Ability to perform complete physical appraisals of patients.
• Ability to identify and evaluate illnesses.
• Ability to initiate diagnostic laboratory tests and evaluate the results.
• Ability to manage the care of patients.
• Ability to work with patients having a variety of physical problems.
• Ability to compile and evaluate medical histories and other clinical and laboratory data.
• Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
• Ability to communicate effectively.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
• Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.