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PA-Emergency Medicine

Company: South Shore Health
Location: Weymouth
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Summary

Under the general guidance of the Medical Director of the Emergency Department and in accordance with 263CMR2.00 of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Physician Assistants, the Physician Assistant will evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients with diseases and adverse health conditions following the written guidelines approved by the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Job Description

- Performs evaluations, including: pertinent history and physical exam on patients assigned to Urgent Care. Institute a plan of care based on findings. Inform the responsible Emergency Physician of pertinent subjective and objective data and routine diagnostic and therapeutic measures initiated.

a - Documents clinical findings and impressions on the patients record.

b - Consults MD when necessary, prior to proceeding with care.

c - Orders diagnostic tests.

d - Prescribes required medications and treatments.

e - Coordinates subspecialty referrals in consultation with the responsible Emergency physician.

f - Provides follow-up instructions for patient and/or family.

2 - Performs special procedures after orientation and documentation of competency. All procedures will be performed in accordance with approved protocols.

3 - Serves as clinical resource to nursing staff.

a - Assists in the development of emergency nursing staff.

b - Participates in Quality Monitoring activities.

c - Assists in the development of treatment protocols.

4 - Evaluates patients in regards to discharge or admission in order to improve the flow of patients.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Cont.)

1 - Technology and Learning

a - Participates in continued learning and possess a willingness and ability to learn and utilize new technology and procedures that continue to develop in their role and throughout the organization.

b - Embraces technological advances that allow us to communicate information effectively and efficiently based on role.

Keywords: South Shore Health, Weymouth , PA-Emergency Medicine, Healthcare , Weymouth, Massachusetts

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