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Physican Assistant

Requisition Number:  42305


Job Duties and Responsibilities:



International SOS Government Medical Services is recruiting Physician Assistants to support our medical staffing projects in AZ, CA, NM and TX.  



•    Provides direct care within their scope of practice to patients, including children, pregnant women, and adults, to include emergency and urgent care.
•    Consults with a Physician for complex medical, pediatric, or psychiatric patients, completes orders recommended/authorized by the physician.
•    Performs history and physical assessment, behavioral health care, minor outpatient procedures, patient education, and refers any care beyond the scope of the medical unit to local medical facilities emergency departments or urgent care centers.
•    Performs vital signs electronically and manually, as indicated.
•    Ability to apply professional principles, procedures, and techniques for Physician’s Assistants to patient care.
•    Knowledge of drugs and therapeutics when prescribing and dispensing medication.
•    Maintains compliance with DHS and CBP policies and any overriding accreditation standards that may apply.
•    Ability to properly use equipment and supplies in simple diagnostic and treatment procedures.
•    Works within their Scope of Practice, facility Standing Orders/Standing Operating Procedures and protocols, and within the Collaborative Agreement.
•    Maintains patient confidentiality and privacy of medical records, complies with HIPAA regulations, performs record keeping functions in accordance with program policies and the system of records management.
•    Maintains non-involvement in the security aspect of patient care and custody.
•    Attends all general staff meetings during duty hours and participates with medical quality management initiatives and reviews as applicable.
•    Assures a safe and clean working environment and assists in the disposal of biologically hazardous waste on a regular basis, adheres to universal precautions, and takes appropriate infection control precautions.
•    Completes all annual trainings as required, or any additional training as assigned.
•    May be required to travel short notice.
•    May be required to serve at various medical units within the sector/region.
•    Duties will be performed on-site at medical units, flexible scheduling and overtime are optional, as available.
•    All medical documentation will be signed and dated, whether electronic or paper.
•    Participates with the Peer Review process, performs chart reviews as assigned, and assists with orienting new PAs or nurse practitioners, as assigned.
•    Provides clinical oversight of support staff as needed, to include nurses, certified nursing assistants, certified medical assistants, emergency medical technicians, and paramedics.
•    Communicates an end of shift report to the oncoming shift.
•    Participates in Medical Quality Management/Quality Assurance/Risk Management activities and initiatives as needed.
•    Provides emergency care to employees and visitors for life, death, and loss of sight/limb situations until Emergency Medical Services arrives.
•    Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Required Skills and Knowledge

Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills  
•    Excellent IT skills including use of electronic medical records systems  
•    Knowledge of health practices and nursing medical ethics
•    Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for professional practice
•    Ability to work effectively and efficiently within a team
•    Ability to analyse activities and report any non-compliance.
Required Work Experience (Brief description of the job-related experience needed to perform the job)
•    Must have a minimum of one year of of experience as a licensed Physician’s Assistant in direct patient care.
•    Experience in detention or correctional healthcare, residential healthcare, a hospital, outpatient clinic, nursing home, or other supervised medical, nursing, or patient care facility that provided direct care encouraged, but not required.


Qualification and Certification

Graduate from an accredited Physician Assistant Program located in a State, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory. Must be accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or one of its predecessors. The degree issuing institution and/or program must be accredited by an entity recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
•    Candidates must have an unrestricted, current license as a Physician Assistant valid in the location in which the duty will be performed/located. Any license changes must immediately be reported to the employer. A temporary license will not be accepted.
•    Board Certification as a Physician Assistant by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants (NCCPA) is preferred. Certification must be maintained if required as part of licensure for the state licensing authority.
•    Licensure/certification must be maintained current, and any required education, trainings, continued education to maintain licensure must be completed within the required timeline for completion by the licensing/certifying authority.
•    Candidate should not have had any professional licensure/certification withheld, suspended, revoked, or denied, and the candidate must not have surrendered or allowed a licensure/certification to have expired or lapsed because of an investigation or disciplinary action. Any National Practitioner Database finding will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
•    Candidate must not have been convicted of, pled guilty to, pled nolo contender to, or received probation before judgement for any crime other than a minor traffic violation, the record of which has not been expunged.

Additional Qualifications

Physical Demands
•    Able to walk, stand, bend, or sit for extended periods
•    Able to reach to retrieve documents or supplies
•    Able to carry materials and/or file boxes up to 30 pounds on an infrequent basis, or assist patients into/out of a wheelchair
•    Must be capable of standing on hard surfaces (cement floors) for long periods.
•    Must perform the duties in a stressful and often austere environment without physical limitation.
•    Must be able to respond to a medical emergency and perform BLS/CPR, as needed.
Government Medical Services is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


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The incumbent may be required to perform job related tasks other than those specifically presented in this job description. This job description is subject to regular review.