Urgent Care - Physician Assistant
Company: Baylor Scott & White Health
Posted on: May 8, 2022
Baylor Scott & White Health has an opening for a Physician
Assistant to join our team -in Round Rock, Texas.
Our facilities have national and regional recognition by U.S. News
& World Report - a reflection of our talent and commitment to
advanced quality care that is safe and compassionate.
We are looking for a committed team player with a favorable work/
training history. The ideal candidate should be focused on quality,
and be able to effectively collaborate with referring physicians,
agencies and other professionals to provide optimum patient care
within our award-winning integrated health care system.
About Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Round Rock
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Round Rock is a 101-bed,
full-service hospital with a Level IV Trauma designation. The
medical center offers a wide network of medical expertise and
resources and includes a full range of personalized care in more
than 40 specialties. A freestanding cancer center and care clinic
operate adjacent to the hospital.
About the Community
Located just 15 miles north of Austin in the beautiful Texas Hill
Country, Round Rock is one of the fastest-growing communities in
the U.S. and one of the best-managed cities in Texas. It's also
cited as one of the nation's "Top Cities for Living the American
Dream" and the "Safest City in Texas." Here you'll find top -notch
entertainment and dining options as well as state-of-the-art sports
facilities, a large outlet mall (think IKEA, Disney, J Crew, and
over 115 more stores), a highly rated public-school district and
more. Quite simply, one of the country's most livable towns.
The Physician Assistant (PA) Urgent Care is a licensed, certified,
non-physician healthcare provider who actively renders direct
patient care and possesses delegated prescriptive authority, is
credentialed and privileged, and whose service is billed as an
independent billing provider, as recognized by Medicare and
Medicaid within the healthcare systems, and in accordance with the
appropriate board. The Advanced Practice Provider provides medical
care based upon the scope of practice as delineated by the
supervising physician. Typically provides care to patients in an
urgent care or convenient care clinic.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Assesses the physical and mental condition of patients by
performing and obtaining comprehensive or problem-focused physical
examinations and medical histories.
Orders, collects, interprets, and evaluates laboratory and other
diagnostic tests to assess patient problems and health care
Prescribes, recommends and/or employs medical drug therapies or
other forms of related therapeutic treatments and procedures or
performs indicated procedures in accordance with approved policies
with attention to efficacy, safety, and cost. Recommends
interventions to modify behavior associated with health risks.
Formulates and implements comprehensive outcomes-based patient
treatment plans based on patient assessments, evidence-based
medicine, standards of care, professional practice guidelines and
in collaboration with physicians and other interdisciplinary team
members when appropriate. Evaluates patient's response to health
care provided and the effectiveness of care.
Counsels patients and families regarding medical processes,
management of the health illness/condition, medication, nutrition,
and health promotion. Counsels patients about drug regimens and
possible side effects or interactions with other substances such as
food supplements, over the counter medications and herbal
Maintains appropriate records detailing the patient's treatment
plans and outcomes. Initiates timely consultation and referral when
the problem exceeds scope of practice and/or expertise.
Provides consultation level services for conditions/problems
related to the Provider's specialty and training.
Performs invasive procedures specific to scope of practice and
provider's level of competency as delegated by supervising
May be required to perform patient care duties beyond regular
schedule based on coverage needs of the department.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Knowledge of information and techniques needed to diagnose and
treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities to include
symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions,
and preventive health-care measures
Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis,
treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental
Verbal and written communication skills
Critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills
Skill in the use of computers and related software applications
Ability to develop and implement comprehensive outcomes-based
patient treatment plans
Ability to counsel patients concerning medical and
psychological/psychiatric conditions, treatment plans, and behavior
Ability to interpret and evaluate laboratory and other diagnostic
Current license to practice as a Physician Assistant in the state
Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of hire or transfer
Current certification by the National Commission on Certification
of Physician Assistant (NCCPA)
Our competitive benefits package includes the following
- Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
- 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
- Tuition Reimbursement
- PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or
levelQUALIFICATIONS- EDUCATION - Grad of an Accredited Program-
EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience-
CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION - - - - - - - -Physician
Assistants (PA) - - - - - - -Basic Life Support (BLS): Basic Life
Support (BLS) within 30 days of hire or transfer.
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