A total of two (2) (1.0 FTE), Physician Assistants will be hired to fill this job opening.
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
Basic Function and Responsibility
Provide medical care and treatment under the direction and responsibility of a physician. See new and follow-up patients and provide intervention that is problem oriented for their urological conditions. Clinical areas include General Urology, Endourology, Female Urology, and Urologic Oncology. Care will be provided in an Ambulatory Care clinic setting serving adult and pediatric patient populations. Potential to act as first assist in the operating room and potential to act as first call coverage in a rotation. Primary clinic site: West Shore Urology, Muskegon, Michigan. Hospital and surgery center locations include: Muskegon Surgery Center, Mercy Hospital, and Hackley Hospital.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under authority of a designated supervising physician, effectively evaluate and manage the care of Urology patients
See new and follow-up patients and provide intervention that is problem oriented for their urological conditions
Obtain a relevant health and medical history
Perform a physical examination based on age and history
Conduct preventive screening procedures based on age and history
Identify actual and potential health problems and needs
Update and record changes in health status
Formulate the appropriate diagnoses based on the history, physical examination, and clinical findings
Identify needs of the individual, family, or community as a result of the evaluation of the collected data
Establish priorities and a mutually acceptable plan of care to maximize the health potential of the individual, family, or community.
Order appropriate diagnostic tests and laboratory tests
Identify appropriate pharmacologic agents
Identify non-pharmacologic interventions
Develop a client/family education plan
Base interventions upon scientific principles, theoretical knowledge, and clinical expertise; individual to the specific situation; and consistent with teaching and learning opportunities. The interventions may include:
conducting and interpreting diagnostic tests
prescribing pharmacologic agents
prescribing non-pharmacologic therapies
providing relevant patient education
making appropriate referrals to other health professionals and community agencies
Provide education to patients regarding their urologic care including catheter care and intermittent self-catheterization
Document care according to Michigan Medicine standards
Update patient problem summary list including, medications, diagnoses, allergies, procedures, past medical history, family history, and social history
Follow up on ordered diagnostic tests and labs
Perform History & Physical Pre-operative Assessments to include:
Brief physical examination
Obtaining surgical consent
Detailed review of patient medications
Providing pre-surgical teaching/instruction
Addressing patients’ questions and concerns
Ordering additional labs and diagnostic testing as needed
Present patients, when appropriate, to the supervising physician and assist in care, treatment, and follow-up as needed
Perform and/or assist in office procedures to include post-void residuals, post-operative voiding trials, and other necessary procedures
Provide phone consultation/triage for patient concerns and prescription refills.
Work independently to see new and return visits under supervision of faculty
Work collaboratively with supervising physicians, other midlevel providers, and clinic personnel to successfully deliver high quality care to our Urology patient population
Assist in the evaluation and improvement of processes and supplies
Analyze, compare, and evaluate various courses of action and have the responsibility to make independent decisions free from immediate direction within the scope of his/her assignments
Maintain flexibility while providing efficient and effective support to providers and patients
Act as first assistant in operating room cases.
Other duties as assigned
Supervision Received Administrative and functional supervision received from West Shore Urology Ambulatory Care Unit Medical Director Administrative time keeping would be performed by Ambulatory Administrative Manager
Supervision Exercised None
Current license to practice as a Physician Assistant in the State of Michigan.
Certification by the National Commission on Certification for Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
Satisfactory completion of a physician assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), or one of its predecessor agencies, CAHEA or CAAHEP.
Ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a collaborative team.
Current DEA registration or eligible for DEA registration
Hours/Week: 40 hours per week Primary clinic site: West Shore Urology, Muskegon, Michigan. Hospital and surgery center locations include: Muskegon Surgery Center, Mercy Hospital, and Hackley Hospital.
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Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.
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