Physicians Assistant

Physicians Assistant

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center

Physicians Assistant

Details of the offer

Responsible for providing excellent quality care for patients in accordance with Cheyenne Regional Medical Centers/Groups standards and practices in hospital, clinic and outreach clinic settings.

Assesses patient status by obtaining health history through patient/family interviews and chart review; assesses presenting illness, risk factors, and family history, psychosocial situation, and cultural factors; and performs appropriate physical examination.
Orders/performs appropriate laboratory diagnostic and other screening tests; seeks other information as needed, including consultation with other providers and other disciplines, for evaluation of illness.
Develops and implements treatment plan by prescribing/dispensing medications and/or injections in compliance with medical practice guidelines and state laws.
Instructs patient/family regarding medications and treatments; educate patients regarding health promotion/illness prevention; recommends appropriate community resources to meet patient/family needs; communicates appropriate case management information to other professionals and community agencies.
Prepares documentation for medical records including updating patient medical chart by posting examination and test results, diagnosis, medications, and treatment in written/computerized manner.
Participates in peer review, chart review, staff education, clinical guideline development, and other continuing education and quality assurance activities to demonstrate compliance with standards, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Collaborates with physicians in managing acute and long-term medical needs of patient. Provide monitoring and continuity of care between visits according to treatment plan including triaging patient calls/e-mails.
Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.
Actively recruits/screens patients for research projects.

PRACTICE SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES (determined by department/clinic requirements)
Supervise Cardiac Non-invasive Stress Testing
Perform first assist surgical duties (orthopedic, cardiac, vascular or thoracic)
Perform Preoperative history and physical examinations
Assist with call duties (orthopedic, cardiac, vascular and thoracic)
Perform inpatient rounding
Perform invasive procedures


Perform invasive procedures including chest tube insertion, thoracentesis, intra-aortic balloon pump, endoscopic vein harvest, radial artery harvest, exposure of femoral artery, minimal and complex wound closures, and arterial monitoring line
First assist in cardiac, vascular, and thoracic surgery
Open chest in ICU emergently if needed
On call for cardiac, vascular, and thoracic surgery in addition to returning nurse and patient calls
Maintain NCCPA certification, DEA license, and state license
Yearly teaching of OR staff in various topics

CHILDREN?S CLINIC: Participates in Patient Centered Medical Home Care Team collaboration.
CHEYENNE FAMILY MEDICINE: Participates in Patient Centered Medical Home Care Team collaboration.
FAMILY FIRST: Participates in Patient Centered Medical Home Care Team collaboration.
PLAZA FAMILY MEDICINE: Participates in Patient Centered Medical Home Care Team collaboration.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified and employees may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge of medical model and roles of physicians and physician assistants. Familiar with anatomy, pharmacology, pathophysiology, clinical medicine, and physical diagnosis
Knowledge of patient assessment techniques including taking medical histories, performing physicals, evaluating health status including state of wellness, and compliance with care recommendations
Ability to diagnose and treat complex medical problems, analyze data and develop a plan of care utilizing evidence based medicine
Skill in gathering and analyzing physiological, socioeconomic, and emotional patient data
Knowledge of health promotion, health risk identification, and patient education principles and techniques
Knowledge of community, professional, and educational resources
Skill in case management, time management, problem solving and crisis intervention
Ability to establish/maintain effective working relationships with patients, clinical staff, and the public
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

Minimum Requirements

Graduate of an approved Physician Assistant accredited educational program ? accredited by the Council of Medical Education of the American Medical Association
Licensed as a Physician?s Assistant by the State of Wyoming
Current NCCPA (National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants)
Maintain 100 hours of CME every two years
Specialty certifications as required per department/clinic
Controlled Substance Licensure from the Wyoming State Board of Pharmacy
Federal DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) licensure

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