Physician Assistant

Tucson, Arizona

Job Summary: The Physician Assistant is a medical professional that assists with all aspects of patient care. This position can perform independently doing patient diagnosis, treatment, consultations and can also prescribe medications. Physician Assistants will educate patients about preventative care and the prescribed treatments.  At Southern Arizona Urgent Care the Physician Assistant will lead the way in providing efficient and effective response times to our patient’s needs.  Exceptional customer service will be the standard with each patient encounter.  The Physician Assistant will support the company’s goals, objectives and philosophy be in compliance with all applicable policies, procedures, laws, regulations and standards of patient care.

 

Line of Authority/Reports to:  Physician Assistants shall be directly responsible to the Medical Director-Dotted line to VP of Operations and Executive Vice President of Administration

Works with:  PA Trainer, Super Teams and Patient’s

Status:  Exempt

Qualifications/Minimum Requirements

The Physician Assistant should be able to perform ALL of the following functions at a pace and level of performance consistent with the actual job performance requirements:

  • Provide comprehensive care to include, but, not limited to, dispensing and administering medications and performing examinations and treatment of patients; perform a variety of procedures and treatments.
  • Order, interpret and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient’s clinical problems and health care needs.
  • Record physical findings in the EMR, formulate prognosis based on patient’s condition and discuss with physician and other health professionals to prepare comprehensive patient care plan.
  • Recommend drugs and other form of treatment within the scope of licensure.
  • Verify the cleanliness of equipment and work area through own efforts and supervision.
  • Maintaining a good working relationship with peers, super teams, patients and outside vendors
  • Utilize established facility policies and procedures in making decisions, but use sound independent judgment in meeting the responsibilities and performing the duties of the position.
  • Regularly evaluate the provision of medical services to prevent the inappropriate use of duplication of those services.
  • Maintain absolute security and confidentiality of all medical records.
  • Review each case in the EMR to determine all provided services are documented.
  • Recommend methods of improving operation efficiency and cost effectiveness of health-related services.
  • Communicate effectively and coherently to administration, staff, other providers, patient’s family and friends in situations requiring tact and diplomacy, understanding, fairness, firmness and good judgment.
  • Attend weekly super team meetings, promote communications and proper flow of relevant information to management as needed.
  • Attend mandatory training as scheduled.
  • Evaluate and recommend physical safety requirements necessary to provide a safe working environment for both patients and staff.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relations with others and handle difficult interpersonal contacts.
  • Take appropriate action to prevent or diffuse potentially disruptive situations.
  • Have a good working knowledge of the EMR and correctly document all information in accordance with the EMR procedures.
  • Remain alert at all times and react quickly, efficiently and calmly in emergency and other high stress

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Two years ED or Urgent Care experience

Duties and Areas of Responsibility

  • Maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Understands, adheres to, and stays current on all policies and procedures of Southern Arizona Urgent Care, including OSHA regulations, CPR.
  • Greets and escorts patients from the waiting room to the exam room and obtains medical history and vital signs
  • Records patient notes and data in patient’s electronic chart.
  • Able to perform manual cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
  • Able to perform EKG’s with appropriate training.
  • Perform venipuncture and routine in-house laboratory tests.
  • Assist, as needed, with patient referrals and scheduling patients for special procedures outside the clinic.
  • Issue educational material to patients and assist, as needed, in application and in patient instruction.
  • Monitor and ensure the completeness of patient charts and medical records.
  • May be required to respond to and refer incoming telephone calls, instructs patient and family regarding medications and treatment instructions.
  • Knowledge of examination, diagnostic, and treatment procedures.
  • Able to work under pressure during high patient volume and critical patient situations
  • Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment.
  • Skilled in assisting in a variety of treatments and dispensing medications as directed by a provider.
  • Skilled in maintaining patient records, charting Provider orders and patient test results timely and accurately.
  • Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, all staff, and the public.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, interpret, adapt, and apply guidelines and procedures.
  • Able to read, understand and respond to detailed oral or written instructions.
  • Medical assistants will work under the direction of the providers. They will assist the providers in performing necessary treatments for patients including scribing. They will not assess, diagnose, or treat any patient on their own accord.

Work Habits and Attitudes:

  • Understand all aspects of the EMR (Electronic Medical Records) system.
  • Skill in exercising a high degree of initiative, judgment, discretion and decision-making to achieve organizational objective.
  • Skill in analyzing situations accurately and taking effective action.
  • Skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees, policy-making bodies, third party payers, patients and the public.
  • Skill in organizing work assignments and achieving goals and objectives.
  • Skill in exercising judgment and discretion in developing, applying, interpreting and coordinating departmental policies and procedures.
  • Ability to assume responsibility and authority over assigned work functions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain quality control standards.
  • Ability to organize and integrate organizational priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to prepare comprehensive reports.
  • Must have good communication skills and be able to work as a supportive team member with Southern Arizona Urgent Care’s administration.
  • A strong knowledge base of APNP nursing and basic principle/practices of management.
  • Must have a basic working knowledge of computer and office equipment.

How to Apply

All applicants MUST fill out and submit the Employment Application corresponding to the position along with resume.

1. Click the button below to fill out the online application.
2. Attach Resume and any other important documentation.
3. Submit.

You can also apply in person at any of our locations.

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