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Physician Assistant Specialty (7071) Job

PeaceHealth Type Full time Posted 4/2/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 9/19/2014
WA - Washington (All) - Vancouver Referral - n/a -    

Physician Assistant Specialty (7071) Job

Date:Sep 4, 2014

Location:Vancouver, WA, US

Company:Peacehealth

Req ID:29081

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 800 physicians and providers, a comprehensive laboratory system, and nine medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues to serve communities when invited to do so with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship. This is The Spirit of Healing—The Spirit of PeaceHealth.

Department:Neurology SW (4500)

PeaceHealth Vancouver, WA is seeking an experienced Physician Assistant with a background in Neuro/sleep medicine to join our group. 2+ years of experience in Neurology and sleep medicine preferred.

JOB SUMMARY
Under the direct supervision of a physician, the Physician Assistant is responsible for caring for, treating and triaging appropriately, patient’s medical, physical and psychosocial needs.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1.Within scope of practice, perform comprehensive and problem focused history and physical exams and interpret and correlate laboratory and diagnostic procedures to assist in formulating a diagnosis and treatment plan. 
2.Order, collect and perform appropriate laboratory or diagnostic procedures and studies. 
3.Provide needed procedures, including assisting in surgery and continually assess patient’s needs and conduct appropriate follow up.
4.Performing procedures, diagnostic procedures and therapeutic procedures within scope of practice.
5.Order, prescribe and dispense medication and durable goods as allowed by state and within scope of practice.
6.Maintain required records and writes progress notes on patient charts as to status, treatments and procedures.
6.Counsel the patient as to preventative care, medical problems, exercise, and the use of prescribed medications and treatments.
7.Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION: 
•Completion of an accredited Physician Assistant program required.
•Must be Board Certified by the AAPA

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING: 
•Minimum of one year Physician Assistant experience preferred. 
•Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: 
•Licensed to practice in the state as a Physician Assistant.
•Physician Assistant Certification
•Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.

OTHER SKILLS: 
•Effective verbal and written communication skills
•Interpersonal skills necessary to work productively with patient, families, other healthcare staff, and other departments
•Personal responsibility for ongoing educational growth, and collaborating with others to provide solutions for continued patient quality
•Basic computer skills

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Location:Physicians Building - Neurology (654) 
Job Category:  NP, PA, CNM, CRNA
Shift:  Day
Shift Length:8 Hours
FTE:1  
Work Type:  Full Time
Salary range starts at: $40.95
Required Certifications/Licensure: Advanced Cardiac Life Support; Basic Life Support; Physician Assistant - Washington


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed within this job class. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.
Posting Notes: Vancouver, WA || NP, PA, CNM, CRNA || Full Time || SPECIALTY SVCS 


Nearest Major Market:Portland Oregon
Nearest Secondary Market:Tacoma
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