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Job Title: Physician Assistant
Job Number: 18-06
Organization: Southern Nevada Health District
Posted: 1/24/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Las Vegas,  NV    USA
Compensation:
Position Description: PHYSICIAN’S ASSISTANT

To perform a variety of advanced clinical duties involved in assessing, treating, controlling, and preventing patient illness and disease within the assigned public health nursing program; to perform physical examinations; to identify patients with physical and emotional illness; and to administer medications as prescribed.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED • Receives direction from supervising physician and higher level supervisory or management staff. • Exercises technical and functional supervision over clerical and professional staff.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES – This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

• Follow written protocols in all clinical practices. • Perform general physical examinations including heart, neck, pulmonary chest, cardiovascular, abdominal, and other routine exams; perform pelvic and breast examinations; initiate and perform selected diagnostic tests. • Identify physical and emotional illnesses through observations, interpretations of laboratory findings, and analysis of patient charts; analysis of diagnostic tests and appropriate medical, hospital, or other health care as needed. • Counsel patients under medical treatment programs in order to assess their health progress; identify reoccurring problem areas; establish written and verbal treatment plans to solve specific problem areas; evaluate compliance with the treatment program and modify the treatment program based on the person or family response to treatment. • Interview patients prior to examinations to obtain a variety of information including medical history and background; determine the type of care or community service the patient will need; observe patients for signs of intoxication or possible use of illegal drugs; refer patients to proper community service agency if necessary; document observations. • Meet with patients in order to discuss and inform them of their laboratory test and exam results; educate patients regarding their illness; make and provide appropriate referrals. • Counsel patients regarding the prevention of STD’s and dispense appropriate STD medications. • Provide health related counseling on the prevention of communicable diseases; coordinate health programs with outside organizations and agencies; provide general health related information and instruction to individuals and their families. • Follow up, by telephone with patients with infections and other illnesses; ensure that they return for follow up testing or treatments as necessary • Assist with medical emergencies; administer first aid for minor injuries and health problems including fainting, seizures, vomiting and other minor injuries or health problems. • Maintain the operational activities and patient care for assigned clinic or health care program; (participate in a variety of responsibilities including administering immunizations, performing pregnancy and tuberculosis tests, and diagnosing and treating clients for drug addiction, and other illnesses.) • Keep accurate patient records and maintain and update files as necessary. • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: • Advanced principles, procedures, methods, and techniques of medical and health care. • Advanced principles and practices of medical diagnosis. • Approved medical treatments for a variety of health status. • Normal growth patterns of newborns and infants. • A variety of contagious and transmittable diseases, how they are contracted and spread, and their proper treatments and immunizations. • A variety of possible reactions or side effects to vaccines and immunizations. • Procedures and methods of laboratory testing and interpretation. • A variety of community agencies and other outside resources available to patients. • Medical terminology. • Principles and procedures of medical record keeping. • Principles and procedures of medical report preparation. • Universal precautions and infection control practices. • Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations regarding health care.

Ability to: • Perform general physical examinations. • Prepare and perform diagnostic tests in order to evaluate treatments for patients with a variety of infections and illnesses. • Systematically assess the health status of persons and families. • Provide responsible medical care within the scope of practice of physician’s assistant. • Administer a variety of prescribed medications. • Administer proper vaccines and immunizations. • Perform male and female exams. • Draw blood form adults and children. • Perform selected diagnostic procedures. • Respond to emergency situations. • Administer first aid. • Interview patients prior to examination in order to assess their health status. • Counsel patients on a variety of health care related issues. • Operate standard medical testing equipment. • Prepare, perform, and interpret laboratory tests. • Prepare medical records and reports. • Understand and follow oral and written instructions. • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Qualifications: Experience: • One year of experience as a Physician’s Assistant.

Training: • Completion of a course of training in residence as a Physician’s Assistant approved by the Committee on Allied Health Educations and Accreditation, affiliated with the American Medical Association. • Certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician’s Assistants in accordance with NAC 630.280 to 630.415.

Working Conditions: • Must perform District services with individuals having disease conditions. • Standing and stooping for extended periods of time.

License or Certificate: • Possession of an appropriate, valid State Physician’s Assistant license. • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid C.P.R. certificate. • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid Nevada driver’s license. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/ADA ACCOMMODATIONS AVAILABLE

Organization Description: The Southern Nevada Health District in Las Vegas Nevada is one of the largest local public health organizations in the United States. The health district serves more than 1.7 million residents, which is 70 percent of Nevada’s total population. Also, the district is responsible for safeguarding the public health of more than 37 million visitors to Las Vegas each year.

Closing Date: 4/24/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Kimberly Monahan,  Physician Assistant
Contact Location: 330 S. Valley View

Las Vegas   NV  89183
USA
Contact Location: 330 S. Valley View
 
  Las Vegas   NV  89183
  USA
Contact Phone: 702-759-1109 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: monahan@snhdmail.org
Web Address:
How to Apply: Apply on-line at:

www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org

Additional Information:

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