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Position Summary

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

Required

  • 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

Preferred

  • Somali speaking and writing skills, but not necessarily

Credentials and Experience

Required

  • 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

Preferred

  • Five (5) years of practice experience providing direct patient care

Special Requirements

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.

Job Features

Job Category

Nursing, Physician, Physician Assistant

Job Title

Physician Assistant / Nurse Practitioner / Medical Doctor

Preferred Experience

5+ years providing direct patient care

Reports To

Medical Director

Department

Clinical Team

FLSA Status

Exempt

Pay Range

TBD by Salary Survey

Effective Date

March 2021

Online Application for Employment

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