Physician Assistant

Owensboro Health - 42303
April 30, 2021
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT Allied Health Hours: 7a-7p or 7p-7a Variable Hours - Full-time Paygrade/Wages/Salary Info: OH 2013-79 - 40200C
Job Summary Under the supervision of a physician provides direct diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive health care services in the adult intensive care unit. # Job Responsibilities Obtains patient history and performs assessment via observation, interview, and examination. Orders, performs, and interprets diagnostic procedures. Provides direct treatment and management of health conditions via prescriptive authority or referral to other healthcare providers. Provides counseling and education to patients and their families/caregivers concerning preventative health and treatment options. Provides accurate and timely documentation of assessment and patient care plan. Assists with admissions, consults, daily progress notes, and transfers from critical care unit. Coordinates care between medical specialties. Participates in morning rounding with intensivist and rounding with the multidisciplinary intensive care team. Assists intensivist with procedures which include central line and arterial line placement; additional procedures may include chest tube placement and thoracentesis with the pulmonologists/intensivists. Assists with basic ventilator management. Performs critical care ultrasound procedures. Qualifications Bachelor#s degree or higher in Physician Assistant Studies required upon hire OR Bachelor#s degree or higher in related field required upon hire No experience required Physician Asst - Current licensure as a Physician Assistant in the state of Kentucky required upon hire AND NCCPA - National Physician Assistant certification through National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants required upon hire AND BLS - Certified as a Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider required upon hire AND ACLS - Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Healthcare Provider required upon hire Skills and Attributes Requires critical thinking skills and decisive judgment. Works under minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action. Physical Demands Standing: Frequently Walking: Frequently Sitting: Occasionally Lifting 0-25 lbs: Rarely Lifting 25-75 lbs: Rarely Lifting over 75 lbs: Rarely Carrying 0-25 lbs: Rarely Carrying 25-75 lbs: Rarely Carrying over 75 lbs: Rarely Pushing/Pulling 0-25 lbs: Frequently Pushing/Pulling 25-75 lbs: Occasionally Pushing/Pulling over 75 lbs: Occasionally Climbing: Occasionally Bending/Stooping: Frequently Kneeling: Occasionally Crouching/Crawling: Occasionally Reaching: Frequently Talking: Frequently Hearing: Frequently Repetitive Foot/Leg Movements: Rarely Repetitive Hand/Arm Movements: Frequently Keyboard Data Entry: Frequently Running: Rarely Vision: Depth Perception: Frequently Vision: Distinguish Color: Frequently Vision: Seeing Far: Frequently Vision: Seeing Near: Frequently Owensboro Health Core Commitments INTEGRITY - We conduct ourselves with a high level of responsibility, reliability and honesty because we take seriously the trust of our patients and coworkers. RESPECT - We value and accept the unique talents and contributions of every patient, customer and team member in the Owensboro Health community. TEAMWORK - We build a spirit of connectivity and fellowship by striving together to overcome obstacles, surpass goals, celebrate accomplishments and plan the future. INNOVATION - We foster original ideas and creative solutions that improve our daily work and promote the mission of Owensboro Health. SERVICE - We focus on service to patients, customers and team members by anticipating their needs, thoughtfully meeting those needs and continually improving the quality of everything we do. EXCELLENCE - We reach beyond basic expectations to expand our knowledge and awareness, produce exceptional work and provide outstanding service.