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Physician Assistant Specialty - Behavioral Health Job

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center
Type Full time Posted 5/30/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 7/1/2014
WA - Washington (All) - Bellingham Referral - n/a -    

Physician Assistant Specialty - Behavioral Health Job

Date:Jun 28, 2014

Location:Bellingham, WA, US


Req ID:370

At PeaceHealth, we carry on the healing mission of Jesus Christ by promoting personal and community health, relieving pain and suffering, and treating each person in a loving and caring way. The fulfillment of this Mission is our shared purpose. It drives all that we are and all that we do. To those who embrace the spirit of these words and our commitment to Exceptional Medicine and Compassionate Care, we offer the opportunity to learn and grow as a member of the PeaceHealth family.

Department:Behavioral Health Providers (4980)

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.

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.

' Completion of an accredited Physician Assistant program required.
' Must be Board Certified by the AAPA.

' 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.

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

' 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

Location:St. Joseph Medical Center (216) 
Job Category:  NP, PA, CNM, CRNA
Shift:  Day
Shift Length:N/A
Work Type:  Per Diem/Relief
Salary range starts at: $40.95
Required Certifications/Licensure: 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: Bellingham, WA || NP, PA, CNM, CRNA || Per Diem/Relief || BEHAVIORAL HLTH SVCS ~KLD~

Nearest Major Market:Bellingham
Nearest Secondary Market:Everett
Job Segment:Medical, Physician Assistant, Behavioral Health, Nursing, Lab Assistant, Healthcare, Science