Physician Extender II
Open Date: 02/28/2018
Date Initial Screening Begins:
Minimum Education/Experience: Graduation from a physician assistant program approved by the N.C. Board of Medical Examiners and "approved to practice medical acts" based on education and experience by the Board of Medical Examiners and two years of experience in the specialty area of assignment; or licensed as a registered nurse by the Board of Nursing and graduation from a nurse practitioner program approved by the N.C. Joint Subcommittee, and two years of experience in the specialty area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Special Instructions to Applicant: * Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. Do not write 'see resume' on your application when completing the job duties section. * If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment). * Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Job Duties: This employee will utilize techniques of interviewing and medical history taking, principles and practice of general medicine and disease as they relate to the area of work; the employee will apply knowledge of health appraisal tools, laboratory tests and findings and therapeutic procedures as they are related to the area of work; thorough knowledge of available resources and appropriate referral methods; skills in performing clinical functions, ability to supervise and coordinate other allied health personnel, to evaluate the quality of services delivered by health care providers and to institute methods of improving or maintaining established standards of medical and nursing care; ability to plan, institute and conduct in-service training programs; ability to examine patients and detect abnormalities; ability to record accurately and complete the information necessary to evaluate and plan care and to convey this to the vascular surgeon and other supervisory positions; ability to communicate orally, ability to teach and counsel individuals, families, and groups in areas of health maintenance, preventive medicine, and care of the sick; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and to gain the confidence of patients and families and work. This physician extender will be a resource for medical students, residents, nurses and other allied health professionals, regarding vascular surgery. Physician extender is also responsible for precepting physician assistant students, completing evaluation forms, and acting in a teaching capacity. Because of the volume of new staff after the creation of the ECHI at PCMH and the ECHI at ECU, there has been a significant increase in the number of in-services provided to new staff member. There has also been an increase in the participation in vascular screening programs aimed at the promotion of the East Carolina Heart Institute at PCMH and ECU, frequently held after traditional work hours. Responsibilities will include daily team rounds, administrative meetings and other various projects. He/she should be extensively trained and proficient in working with all types of vascular patients requiring vast ranges of medical management. This individual will interact with every member of the medical team, not only at this institution, but, on occasion, at other institutions as well. This employee will be required to teach and supervise techniques and procedures to residents, nurses, medical students, and other medical professionals who are functioning within the ECHI at PCMH and ECU. The vascular physician extender will be expected to be a spokesperson for the East Carolina Heart Institute on occasion and must be adept in interpersonal skills. This physician extender will be responsible for assisting with clinical research, initiated by the section chief. He/she will be responsible for data analysis, writing summaries of data generated during clinical or experimental research as well as outlining the conclusions of potential significance of generated data. Requirements include maintaining accurate records, assuring strict adherence to grant requirements, specimen collection, development and maintenance of appropriate data collection. Data analysis for final study evaluation and publication is an imperative responsibility of this individual. CLINICAL SUPPORT POSITION - NOT SUBJECT TO STATE PERSONNEL ACT. The ECU Brody School of Medicine is affiliated with Vidant Medical Center. Vidant Medical Center is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health and serves as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.