The Physician's Assistant under appropriate direction and supervision by the licensed physician on duty will assist in reaching decisions and instituting care plans for patients. Primary responsibilities will be to provide direct patient care, perform physical examinations, provide educational support to patients and advocates, and screen patients to determine the need for medical attention including recording patient history and pertinent data; make decisions regarding data gathering and appropriate management and treatment of patients being seen for the initial evaluation of a problem or the follow-up evaluation of a previously diagnosed and stabilized condition; draw blood utilizing syringes; collect specimens for commonly performed blood, urine and stool analysis and cultures; identify normal and abnormal findings on history, physical examination and commonly performed laboratory studies; review patient records to determine health status; and initiate requests for commonly performed initial laboratory studies. In addition, the Physician's Assistant will perform clinic procedures, care and suturing of minor lacerations; control of external hemorrhage, application of dressing bandages, administration of specified medication, removal of superficial foreign bodies, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, visual screening, carry ins-out aseptic and isolated techniques; provide counseling and instruction regarding common patient problems; delivers patient care individualized relative to age/developmental, psycho-socio-cultural patient treatment needs; and assist the physician with surgical and medical procedures and other procedures. Provide clinical supervision to Medical Assistants. Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program. NCCPA certification required and must be maintained. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills and Abilities:
*Must demonstrate knowledge of surgical anatomy, physiology and operative techniques related to the specific performance requirements of a Physician Assistant.
*Extensive experience with patient and physician contact.
*Must be able to operate all standard equipment including: blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, stethoscope, scale, selected point of care testing material and thermometers.
*Excellent interpersonal skills are essential.
*Working knowledge of all applicable computer software.
*Prior supervisory experience.
*A minimum of two years experience working in a clinical setting.
*Previous experience in Thoracic surgery or a surgical sub-specialty.
To apply for this position, and view other Temple opportunities, please visit our website at www.temple.edu , and click on Jobs @ temple. Please apply to Requisition # TU-15845. AA, EOE, m/f/d/v.