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Physician Assistant - Urgent Care/Emergency Care

Company: South Shore Health
Location: Weymouth
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

If you are an existing employee of South Shore Health then please apply through the internal career site.

Requisition Number:


LOC0010 - Health Express-Weymouth330 Washington StreetWeymouth, MA 02188

Department Name:

HXP Urgent Care Weymouth


Part time

Budgeted Hours:



Day (United States of America)

Health Express is looking for part time and per diem Physician Assistants in our 7 locations throughout the South Shore. PAs are responsible for evaluating and treating patients in the urgent care setting. Critical thinking, multitasking and teamwork are essential.

As a Hospital Medicine Provider at SSH, you will report, through the Hospitalist Program leadership team including the Lead APC's and Program Director. You will have such duties and responsibilities as are set forth below and as may be reasonably requested by SSH from time to time. You shall perform the medical services faithfully, with due diligence and efficiency, to the best of your ability, and in accordance with the applicable standards of your profession, canons of professional ethics and all laws and SSH policies in effect from time to time. SSH recognizes that teamwork and flexibility are essential to providing 24-hour per day patient-centered care. SSH expects you to be respectful of your patients, other health care providers, and the physicians and staff of SSH. You shall be professional at all times and adhere to HIPAA standards with regard to maintaining confidentiality of patient information. You will have several different roles as a SSH Hospital Medicine Provider. These roles include admitting, rounding, and performing consults at the request of other providers. Regardless of role, you will be required to use approved SSH patient care treatment plans and order sets, when appropriate.
Essential Functions:

  • Arrive each day prepared to work at your scheduled time.
  • Be prepared to leave at the end of the day only after patient care is completed (patients registered until closing hour)
  • Attend staff meetings and offer suggestions. Listen to others with an open mind.
  • Review patient file/record, including allergies, problems, medications, and immunization status.
  • Elicit and record information about patients' medical histories.
  • Interview patients concerning their symptoms and conduct a thorough physical examination.
  • Order or execute various tests, analyses, and diagnostic images to provide information on patients' conditions.
  • Perform initial "wet read" interpretation of x-rays and initiate clinical interventions as necessary
  • Analyze reports and findings of tests and examinations, and diagnose conditions of patients.
  • Administer or prescribe treatments.
  • Determine and prescribe medication, dosage, and schedule given the patients' conditions and allergies.
  • Discuss any possible side effects to medication or immunization with patients. Be willing to obtain DOT medical examiner certification via online training and pass official examination.
  • Prescribe and administer vaccinations to immunize patients from communicable diseases.
  • Administer IV, IM, IN and SQ injections as clinically indicated
  • Promote health by advising patients about diet, hygiene, and methods for prevention of disease.
  • Perform surgical procedures commensurate with surgical competency.
  • Refer patients to primary care physicians or medical specialists for consultation services when necessary for the well-being of the patients.
  • Document the patients' visits including medical history, physical exam, diagnoses, and plan of action.
  • Follow-up with patients regarding progress in high risk or emergency cases. Follow-up daily on laboratory tests and X-Rays.
  • Conduct physical examinations to provide information needed for admission to school/sports/camp or consideration for jobs.
  • Maintain a professional appearance.
  • Maintain a current CPR certification.
  • Understand the concepts of universal precautions, HIPAA and OSHA.
  • Be a team player who is equally comfortable working independently.
  • Maintain a warm, friendly attitude with excellent patient interaction skills.
  • Maintain excellent verbal and communication skills. Be adaptable in different situations. Possess excellent client interaction skills. Be able to multi-task.
  • Exhibit Excellent Customer Service; be patient-centric and customer service oriented.

    • Emergency Medicine experience required
    • Comfortable with minor surgical procedures, including suturing
    • Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program
    • Licensed as a Physician Assistant
    • Board Certified by NCCPA
      Part time or per diem shifts available

      Days, including weekends

      Responsibilities if Required:

      Education if Required:

      License/Registration/Certification Requirements:

Keywords: South Shore Health, Weymouth , Physician Assistant - Urgent Care/Emergency Care, Healthcare , Weymouth, Massachusetts

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