Physician Assistant

Location
Columbia, SC
Posted
Sep 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Posting Details
Posting Summary

Logo Posting Number STA00344PO17 Classification Title Physician Assistant Internal Title Physician Assistant Campus Columbia 01 College/Division Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support Department Health Services Band Unclassified Advertised Minimum Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications. Advertised Salary Range Salary commensurate with qualifications. Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 40.0 Work Schedule

Typical work week is Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Due to the nature of healthcare and patient load, extended hours (6:00 pm to 7:00 pm) will be required during peak seasons (I.E. October, November, January, February, March). All medical providers rotate on Sundays 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm (typically 1 Sunday a month).

Type of Staff Position Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 10.5 months Job Search Category Other Professional

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.



Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The Physician Assistant (PA) will provide comprehensive medical care for patients seeking services through the Primary Care Department. The Primary Care Department is part of an integrated and comprehensive health care center that is accredited as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The provider will practice as part of a care team model and have ample resources to assist with care including physicians, nurses, registered dietitians, counseling, social workers, psychiatrists, and other allied health professionals. The provider will assess, obtain diagnostic testing and provide diagnosis, treatment and management of injuries, illness and disease. Determines a plan of care and collaborates with physicians, nurses, and all members of the health care team. Writes orders for fluids, medications, treatments and evaluates patient's response to that treatment. The provider will also provide education and implement prevention strategies to assist in the patients overall health and well-being. Incumbent will participate in quality improvement, continuing education, and other patient care programs established by the health center. The provider will document patients' medical histories, physical assessment results, diagnoses, treatment plans, prescriptions, or outcomes within an electronic health record. Medical staff is PEER reviewed bi-annually as part of the credentialing and privileging process. Position is considered essential personnel.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Bachelor's degree from an AMA / AAPA approved Physician Assistant Program. Current license as a Physician Assistant within the state of South Carolina or eligibility to be licensed in the state of South Carolina and 3 years experience. Must maintain clinical privileges as a condition of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience practicing in a primary care or urgent care facility. Experience using electronic medical records and working with college age patients are highly preferred. Experience working in a patient Centered Medical Home is preferred.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Ability to deal with patients in an effective, caring and concerned manner. Dependable, punctual and attentive to detail. Demonstrated high degree of competence in providing medical care. Ability to interpret laboratory and other diagnostic findings. Ability to incorporate wellness, prevention and advocacy into the medical care. Thorough knowledge of health care delivery models. Ability to work independently with excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrate initiative, sensitivity to patient needs, and sound judgment. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and related agencies and professionals. Knowledge of principles and processes for providing excellence in customer care.



Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date Job Open Date 09/27/2017 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant Quicklink for Posting http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/19554 EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.



Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Essential Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have at least a Bachelor's degree from an AMA / AAPA approved Physician Assistant Program?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a current license as a Physician Assistant within the state of South Carolina or eligibility to be licensed in the state of South Carolina and 3 years' experience?
    • Yes
    • No


Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References and Contact Information
Optional Documents

    PI99606041