Northside Hospital

Physician Assistant

Northside Hospital
Atlanta, GA 30301
Posted 1 month ago

Northside Hospital is award-winning, state-of-the-art, and continually growing. Constantly expanding the quality and reach of our care to our patients and communities creates even more opportunity for the best healthcare professionals in Atlanta and beyond. Discover all the possibilities of a career at Northside today.

Under general supervision, and with medical consultation and direction, performs physical, psycho-social assessment; establishes medical diagnosis; orders and evaluate diagnostic tests; manages follow up care; does other related work as required. Responsibilities include performing physical examinations, developing treatment plans, ordering and interpreting lab tests and results, along with providing preventative healthcare and counseling.

  • Conduct comprehensive or episodic medical assessment of patients with real or potentially acute and/or chronic health problems, including a medical history and physical exam.
  • Order and evaluate diagnostic studies, such as x-rays or laboratory tests.
  • Establish a medical diagnosis for patients within the PA's care.
  • Perform and monitor therapeutic procedures outlined by the physician per physician-agreed standards.
  • Counsel patients and families on health promotion, diagnosis, prognosis and physician consultation when appropriate.
  • Seek physician consultation when deemed appropriate and as outlined in Practice Protocols.
  • Practice within the Physician's Assistants Practice Act.
  • Act as a resource to other healthcare staff.
  • Maintain and enhance a current level of knowledge relative to their area of professional practice.
  • Record and document medical assessments, nursing/medical care administered and patient responses.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES/LICENSE OR CERTIFICATION REQUIRED

  • A college degree as a Physician's Assistant from a recognized university, affiliated with a medical school

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES/LICENSE OR CERTIFICATION PREFERRED

  • Two to five years of experience with a medical practice setting where diagnosis, treatment and patient education were the main focus of the role

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