The Physician Assistant (PA) provides primary health care services to patients, emphasizing health promotion and disease prevention, as well as the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic problems, under the supervision of a licensed physician.
The PA works autonomously as well as in collaboration with a variety of individuals to diagnose and manage patients’ health care problems. The PA serves as a health care resource, interdisciplinary consultant, and patient advocate.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1.Obtains health histories and performs physical exams. 2.Provides comprehensive primary care. 3.Teaches health promotion, wellness, and disease prevention 4.Diagnosis, and in partnership with the patient, manages acute and chronic health conditions 5.Orders, conducts, and interprets diagnostic studies and lab tests. 6.Performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including, but not limited to suturing, wound care, incision and drainage, splinting, casting, biopsies and cryotherapy. 7.Prescribes or recommends pharmacological and nonpharmacological therapies, including controlled medications, in accordance with Med Chapter 17 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code 8.Teaches and counsels patients as indicated 9.Promotes self-care through the provision of information, counseling, and education 10.Refers patients to appropriate sources of care as indicated 11.Collaborates with physicians and other health professionals, and confers with supervising physician when needed 12.Presents pertinent patient data in a manner both consistent with professional standards and expectations of medical practice, and meaningful to physicians of other members of the health care team 13.May develop and or participate in community outreach programs/activities 14.Provides care appropriate to the age, culture, and the individual needs of the patient. 15.Assists in the management of epidemiological aspects of communicable disease that occur on campus, and reports them to the Milwaukee Health Department. 16.Helps develop patient care policies, procedures, and clinical guidelines 17.Assists in the development and implementation of performance improvement projects, particularly those related to improving patient outcomes. 18.Participates in meetings, committees, and projects relevant to the functioning of the organization 19.Serves on Division or campus-wide committees as appropriate 20.Perform other duties and responsibilities as required, assigned, or requested.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Will have completed an accredited PA program (ARC-PA), of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and have passed the national board exam administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
Must hold and keep current a license as a Physician Assistant granted by the State of Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing or eligible to obtain State of Wisconsin License if currently licensed in another state.
Must comply with the appropriate regulations of Med Chapters 8 & 17 of the Medical Examining Board of the Wisconsin Administrative Code.
DEA registration for the prescription of controlled medications as is allowed by Federal and Wisconsin law.
2 years minimum college health, outpatient acute care, primary care or family practice, or comparable experience is required.
Must comply with the ethical standards of the physician assistant profession.
Exercise professional judgment and discretion in the clinical setting, maintain sensitivity to the developmental issues and needs of a diverse campus population, and be comfortable in a clinical and preventive team environment.
Comfort and ability to work with various computer systems and programs including Microsoft Office and electronic medical record.
Ability to work in fast paced ambulatory care clinic.
The staff member is exposed to the typical primary clinic setting and must comply with all professional standards including but not limited to universal precautions for infection control
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The ability to work as a member of a health care team in a mature, professional manner with minimal direct supervision.
Interest and commitment to the educational and preventive aspects of college health and a professional practice style compatible with and supportive of Marquette’s mission.
Special Instructions to Applicants :
Please provide CV and 3 professional references.
Internal Number: 11507
About Marquette University
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