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Urgent Care - Physician Assistant

Company: Baylor Scott & White Health
Location: Georgetown
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

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.

JOB SUMMARY

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 needs.

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 remedies.

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 Physician.

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 dysfunctions

Verbal and written communication skills

Interpersonal 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 modification

Ability to interpret and evaluate laboratory and other diagnostic tests

Current license to practice as a Physician Assistant in the state of Texas

Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of hire or transfer

Current certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant (NCCPA)

BENEFITS

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 level
QUALIFICATIONS

- 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.

Keywords: Baylor Scott & White Health, Georgetown , Urgent Care - Physician Assistant, Healthcare , Georgetown, Texas

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