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Physician Assistant - Primary Care

Location Aurora, Colorado Job Number 999223 Date posted 09/15/2021
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Description:

UFCW Local 7 -*$52.98--$60.45*


May be entitled to translation/bilingual, shift or other wage premiums as governed by the applicable collective bargaining agreement. Please refer to the respective collective bargaining agreement for additional information on such wage premiums:  https://www.lmpartnership.org/local-contracts






Practices medicine as delegated by and under the supervision of a physician in accordance with accepted practice standards. Utilizes specialized knowledge, judgment, and skills involving the application of biological, physical, social, and behavioral science principles. Functions include patient advocacy and the initiation and performance of medical care to evaluate, diagnose, and treat human disease, pain, injury, physical or mental conditions, health maintenance and promotion, supportive and restorative care.




Essential Responsibilities:



  • This position, knows and complies with all Kaiser Permanente quality, safety, and emergency policies and procedures. Demonstrates quality and effectiveness in work habits and clinical practice in every interaction with patients, colleagues, providers, and leadership. Ensures patient safety in the preparation and provisioning of care related to but not limited to medications including the consistent use of 5 rights and 3 checks of medication administration, procedures, infection prevention, fall prevention, including consistent use of two patient identifiers and procedural time outs. Reports safety hazards, accidents and incidents, and unsafe working conditions promptly.



ASSESSMENT




  • Formulates an accurate and appropriate diagnosis based on elicited data, and includes differential diagnoses as appropriate.



TREATMENT PLANNING




  • Develops and implements treatment plans that are aligned with the practice preferences of the Supervising Physician(s) including orders for medication and/or other treatment modalities, the need for additional testing, consultation to other providers, and follow-up provisions.  

  • Provides care with attention to safety, efficiency, and cost effectiveness.

  • Plans are appropriately prioritized and adapted to the patient and circumstance.



PROCEDURAL CONSIDERATIONS




  • Performs procedures within the limits of their expertise and in accordance with the State Regulations and Organizational Policies.



PATIENT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING




  • Educates and counsels patients and their families regarding their treatment plan, including disease prevention and health promotion.  

  • Promotes the availability of culturally-sensitive health and resource information that is evidence-based, patient centered, and enables informed choice.



DOCUMENTATION




  • Documents all examination data, diagnostic impressions, appropriate codes, and other patient care activities in the medical record, including the name(s) of any consulted physicians or other providers.



OTHER TASKS




  • Observes the principles and techniques of Universal Precautions.

  • Conducts telephonic and virtual encounters as appropriate.

  • Manages assigned in-basket tasks.  

  • Takes necessary and appropriate actions in emergency situations.  

  • Performs other clinical/administrative duties as directed.



VALUE STATEMENTS




  • Makes the patient the primary focus of their actions; develops and sustains productive and compassionate patient relationships.

  • Leads the health care team by influence, innovation, and by modeling integrated effective patient care and exemplary service.

  • Promotes and maintains a physically safe and confidential environment for care.

  • Collaborates with all members of the health care team.  

  • Knows their personal limitations and when to seek advice and/or consultation from other members of the health care team.

  • Understands and acknowledges the impact of personal values and cultural differences on the patient-provider relationship.



PROFESSIONAL EXPECTATIONS




  • Assumes responsibility for maintaining clinical competence through participation in continuing education and other activities.

  • Maintains professional certification and active licensure.  

  • Participates in quality assurance activities including the Peer Review process.

  • Participates in the training and/or mentoring of new employees, colleagues, and students.

  • Has the quality of their care evaluated by the Supervising

  • Physician(s) as stipulated by State and/or KFHP/CPMG policies.

  • Evaluates personal performance and establishes annual goals aligned with KFHP regional expectations.

  • Maintains a working knowledge of, and complies with relevant (Federal, State, and/or Organizational) laws, rules, and policies; including licensure and certification.  

  • Educates and promotes the roles of the APN/PA to patients and members of the health care team.

  • Must adhere to established policies, procedures, and/or guidelines in place for administering care to designated patient population.


Basic Qualifications:

 


Experience



  • Minimum of one (1) year of clinical Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner experience in an Urgent Care or equivalent within the last four (4) years OR minimum of three (3) years of Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner clinical experience within the last four (4) years (New Graduates not considered).

     



Education



  • Bachelors Degree required. Graduation from a program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or Masters degree of Nursing and graduate from an accredited Nurse Practitioner program.

     



License, Certification, Registration



  • Physician Assistant License (Colorado)




  • National Provider Identifier required at hire




  • Drug Enforcement Administration Registration required at hire




  • Basic Life Support within 3 months of hire




  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support within 3 months of hire




  • Physician Assistant Certificate from National Commission for the Certification of Physician Assistants




  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support within 3 months of hire

     



Additional Requirements:



  • Taxonomy codes required at time of hire.

  • Candidates will be required to participate in a clinical/behavioral and panel interview composed of Management, CPMG, and Local 7.

  • Must obtain and remain credentialed by the Colorado Permanente Medical Group by start date.

  • Ability to successfully complete generic and department -specific skills validation and competency testing. Ability to work with a multidisciplinary team; demonstrated customer service skills, interpersonal skills and communication skills.

  • For positions requiring the administration of procedural sedation, procedural sedation competency required within 90 days of hire.

     



Preferred Qualifications:



  • Three (3) years of Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner clinical experience within the last four (4) years.


Primary Location: Colorado,Aurora,Aurora Centrepoint Medical Offices Scheduled Weekly Hours: 32 Shift: Variable Workdays: Variable Working Hours Start: 12:00 AM Working Hours End: 11:59 PM Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: C02|UFCW|Local 7 Job Level: Entry Level Department: Aurora Centrepoint Medical Off - Primary Care - 1608 Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.