Allegheny Health Network Physician Assistant - Nephrology - AGH in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Description

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Provides primary health care and performs selective medical services under the direction of physicians.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides appropriate patient care to include recording patient medical history and physical assessment, developing therapeutic care plan, ordering lab and diagnostic tests, interpreting test results, discharge planning and providing accurate medical record documentation. Establishes presumptive diagnosis as defined in the written agreement between the PA-C and the supervising physician(s). (30%)

  • Communicates and coordinates patient care with patient, family, community health services and interdisciplinary team. Involves attending physician regarding plan of care and involves physician in clinical decision making of any issues that are outside the PA-C knowledge base or scope of practice. (15%)

  • Provides monitoring and continuity of care and coordinates periodic evaluation by physicians as defined in the written agreement between the PA-C and the supervising physician(s). (15%)

  • Prepares written prescription orders for drugs as defined in the written agreement between the PA-C and the supervising physician(s). (10%)

  • Educates patients and family members regarding health and illness prevention, medication and treatment instructions, and recommends community resources as needed. Serves as clinical expert and acts as a clinical resource. (10%)

  • Triages patient telephone calls, provides monitoring and continuity of care. (10%)

  • Participates in, develops, and implements performance and/or quality improvement initiatives. Ensures compliance with all regulatory agencies. (10%)

  • May perform other duties such as daily rounding of patients, manage outpatient concerns and any other duty specific to specialty.

  • May perform interventional radiology and fluoroscopic procedures under the direct supervision of an attending radiologist.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent; or four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Current PA Physician Assistant License or board eligible. PA-C required or board eligible. License and certification required within 90 days of employment.

  • CPR and ACLS certification.

Compliance Requirement: As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times. In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy.

Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.

REQNUMBER: J136357