Under the general supervision of a physician performs assessments, medical examinations, selected diagnostic and therapeutic tasks, and other special procedures to assist in the delivery of medical services to patients and their families.
• Assess and diagnose acute illnesses and minor injuries, select and implement treatment plan, monitor response to treatment plans for acute and chronic medical conditions.
• Select and order appropriate diagnostic and health maintenance procedures, i.e., lab tests, ultrasound, x—ray, etc.
• Synthesize and interpret history, physical examination and diagnostic testing data to develop a diagnosis, initiate treatment and health maintenance plan.
• Provide health education, instruction, guidance and advise patients regarding medication and treatment, communicate with and counsel family members and recommend community resources to meet patient and family needs.
• Refer patients to physician, specialist and/or appropriate community services or agencies as necessary.
• Provide telephone consultation, follow—up phone calls; assess needs and make recommendations and/or referrals.
• Prescribe medication, perform minor procedures and coordinate treatment.
• Perform administrative responsibilities, i.e., update patient charts, billing codes and completing of required documents from outside agencies, i.e., schools, employers, New York State Department of Social Services, etc.
• Utilize personal protection, work practice controls and safety guidelines to minimize and/or prevent occupation exposure to communicable diseases, body fluids and risks prescribed patient treatment (i.e., radiation, toxic substances).Provides medical care consistent with specialty training, experience and credentialing, reflecting the principles of evidenced based medicine.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS M - Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; Requires frequent walking, standing or squatting.
LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS PA-C - Certified Physician Assistant - National Committee on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA); RPA - Registered Physician Assistant - New York State Education Department (NYSED)