Job Description

Physician Assistant – Family Medicine

POSITION SUMMARY
Under the supervision of a physician, as defined in Public Act No. 12-37, assess, plan, implement, and validate the health care of children, adolescents, and adults through individual action, consultation, innovation, and collaboration with other personnel involved in the care of the patient
Essential Position Duties
  1. Contributes to physician’s effectiveness by identifying short-term and long-range patient care issues that must be addressed; providing information and commentary pertinent to deliberations; recommending options and courses of action; implementing physician directives.
  2. Assesses patient health by interviewing patients; performing physical examinations; obtaining, updating, and studying medical histories.
  3. Determines abnormal conditions by administering or ordering diagnostic tests, such as x-rays, electrocardiograms, and laboratory studies; interpreting test results.
  4. Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
  5. Performs therapeutic procedures by administering injections and immunizations; suturing; managing wounds and infections.
  6. Instructs and counsels patients by describing therapeutic regimens; giving normal growth and development information; discussing family planning; providing counseling on emotional problems of daily living; promoting wellness and health maintenance.
  7. Provides continuity of care by developing and implementing patient management plans.
  8. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  9. Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
  10. Complies with federal, state, and local legal and professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  11. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  12. Develops health care team staff by providing information, educational opportunities, and experiential growth opportunities.
  13. Form linkages with schools medical departments in order to establish continuity of care for patients whenever appropriate.
  14. Performs miscellaneous duties as required by management.
  15. Must maintain appropriate attendance.
Compliance Responsibilities
  • Complies with applicable legal requirements, standards, policies and procedures including but not limited those within the Compliance Process, Code of Conduct, HIPAA and Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA).
  • Participates in required orientation and training programs, as required.
  • Reports concerns and suspected incidences of non-compliance in accordance with COHC Compliance Re porting Process.
  • Cooperates with monitoring and audit functions and investigations.
  • Participates, as requested, in process improvement responsibilities.
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
Core Competencies/Skill Sets
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Excellent diagnostic skills
  • Physiological Knowledge
Professional Experience/Educational Requirements
  • Graduate from an accredited Physician Assistant program
  • Two years experience in ambulatory care setting preferred
Certification/Licensure
  • Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination
  • Current PA license in the state of CT
Charter Oak Health Center is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action in all its programs and services. Charter Oak Health Center does not discriminate in any employment practice or in any of its services on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws. Charter Oak Health Center does not unlawfully discriminate in employment and licensing against qualified persons with a prior criminal conviction. Inquiries regarding Charter Oak Health Center’s nondiscrimination policy should be directed to: (Sharon King, Director of Human Resources at 21 Grand St. Hartford, CT 06106 or call 860-550-7500 ext. 6210. Charter Oak Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

How to Apply

For more information. please contact Jessica Avery, HR Manager at Charter Oak Health Center, Inc.

860-550-7500 ext. 6212

javery@thecharteroak.com

 

For more information. please contact Jessica Avery, HR Manager at Charter Oak Health Center, Inc.

860-550-7500 ext. 6212

javery@thecharteroak.com

 

Email: javery@thecharteroak.org

Location:
Charter Oak Health Center