The Physician Assistant (PA) / Nurse Practitioner (NP) / Medical Doctor (MD) is responsible for the delivery of quality medical care to patients of AXIS and functions as a member of the multidisciplinary health care team within the scope of his or her PA / NP / MD practice.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provides medical services, but only as delegated by a supervising physician.
Maintains medical expertise and competency (to include age-specific competency) as well as demonstrates a thorough knowledge of procedures to deliver quality primary medical care.
Provides medical sessions, as scheduled, in the direct patient care at the clinic site, including extended hours clinics.
Examines, diagnoses, treats and/or refers patients assigned to PA’s / NP’s / MD’s panel, on an in-patient and out-patient basis (as per individual employment agreements); prescribes pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate to assess medical conditions.
Refers clients for appropriate specialty care services, lab and x-ray, and any other ancillary services that are appropriate for patient’s management and care. Reviews all lab and x-ray reports for patients under his/her care on a timely basis and makes medical management decisions appropriately. Follows appropriate standards of care for each patient.
Provides continuity of care to AXIS patients on his or her patient panel and other patients as assigned, including routine in-patient and nursing home care to center patients.
Maintains a problem-oriented health record for each patient seen in accordance with AXIS established Information Management policies and procedures.
Leads the health care team in identifying, evaluating, and prioritizing patients and family needs to develop a plan of care.
Ensures that patients and family/significant others are educated about diagnosis and the plan of care. Acts as a resource for facilitating communication when necessary.
Participates in specified health promotion, education and/or prevention programs as needed; attends and participates in clinic meetings/departmental meetings and other clinic functions as required by AXIS.
Ability to relate to the public regardless of racial, ethnic, and economic status.
Provides clinical oversight under the supervision of the Medical Director.
Assumes responsibility/accountability for delegating, directing, and supervising patient care activities. Trains, mentors and supervises students and support staff engaged in activities and procedures, as appropriate.
Participates in the analysis of community health problems and assists in the development of the community health care plan.
Participates in the CPI Program for continuous quality improvement and risk management purposes.
Participates in the review and development of patient care policies, including health maintenance schedules and continuity of care.
Participates in the review and development of protocols and standing orders.
Implements the plans, procedures and protocols for the medical team.
Serves as a resource and positive, proactive leader for the department.
Accepts responsibility for remaining current with health care trends and information that impact the medical practice.
Participates in the evaluation of products, procedures, and patient care standards.
Maintains professional courtesy at all times. Maintains strictest confidentiality; adheres to all HIPAA and PHI guidelines/regulations.
Performs all other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of advanced principles of oral health promotion, prevention, and motivation
Knowledge of protocols in general and an ability to quickly gain specific knowledge of AXIS current operational protocols
Knowledge of medical terminology and appropriate abbreviations
Demonstrates knowledge of the Minnesota Medical Practice Act and Minnesota Medical Board regulations pertinent to Physician Assistant
Ability to document, with clarity, all information relevant to a patient’s needs
Ability to effectively present information in small group situations to patients, AXIS staff, and the general public
Ability to use office equipment including but not limited to computers, fax machines, telephones, and copiers
Somali speaking and writing skills, but not necessarily
Credentials and Experience
Degree from an accredited Physician Assistant Program / Nurse Practitioner program
Current unrestricted license from the Minnesota Physician Assistant Board / Nurse Practitioner Board to practice as a Physician Assistant / Nurse Practitioner in the State of Minnesota
Annual continuing medical education as required by the Minnesota Physician Assistant Board / Nurse Practitioner Board
Must be registered and have current DEA, NPI, and other such certificates to legally operate a practitioner in the State of Minnesota
Hospital privileges at designated area hospitals if required for specialty
Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Healthcare Professionals Certification
Five (5) years of practice experience providing direct patient care
The employee must be able to lift and/or move more than 50 pounds. Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye/hand coordination. Requires sitting, standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Requires working under stressful conditions or working irregular hours. Requires frequent exposure to communicable diseases, body fluids, toxic substances, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinic environment. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The ability to work with a moderate noise level in the work environment is required.
Nursing, Physician, Physician Assistant
Physician Assistant / Nurse Practitioner / Medical Doctor