Physician Assistant II

Recruitment #220505-Y14B-06

Introduction

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Physician Assistant II
OK Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
: Claremore, OK

Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8AM-4:30PM
Annual Salary: $111,350.00

The Claremore Veterans Center is approximately 30 minutes from downtown Tulsa just off historic Route 66 nestled between a beautifully manicured golf course and Rogers State University’s 160-acre nature reserve.

Completed in 1988, this modern 302-bed facility is dedicated to the ideal that caring for Oklahoma’s veterans is our primary mission. The Center provides 24-hour medical and nursing care. Our 5 fully licensed medical staff work closely with a full range of nursing staff consisting of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aides. A holistic plan of care is provided for each resident and family, utilizing the expertise of our full time staff from such diverse areas as dietetics, rehabilitation, recreational therapy, laboratory, pharmacy, X-ray and social work services.

Due to the demand for specialized care of Oklahoma veterans with dementia, a new 52-bed special needs unit for Alzheimer’s/dementia care opened in December 2002.
Center activities include bingo, rodeos, arts and crafts, pool tournaments, field trips and fishing in our well-stocked pond. A 2,000-square foot covered pavilion is available for resident and family activities.
The Claremore Veterans Center is a functioning memorial to Oklahoma’s wartime veterans provided by the grateful people of the state of Oklahoma.

Benefits:
• Benefit allowance to off-set insurance costs
• Flexible spending
• 11 paid holidays
• 15 days paid vacation
• 15 days paid sick leave
• Retirement savings plan with generous company match
• Longevity bonus for years of service
• Tuition Assistant Program
• Student Loan Repayment Program
• Skill Based Pay Incentive Program

BASIC PURPOSE
Under direction, perform professional medical services on a patient care unit in a Veterans Center facility; acts as clinical supervisor and serves as health services administrator in the administrator’s absence.

Incumbents in this class are assigned overall responsibility for the medical care and treatment of patients.  This includes the clinical supervision of other professional staff such as registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and other direct care specialist.  Performs specialized medical work in the diagnosis and treatment of illness or injuries relating to any one of many specialized areas.

Incumbents will function under the limited supervision of a physician while performing a variety of tasks extending primary medical care and services to patients.  On an average, three or more incumbents in this classification are under the supervision of a physician.

TYPICAL FUNCTIONS
• Acts as lead worker and functionally supervises lower level staff.
• May serve as clinical supervisor in the absence of designated supervisor.
• Makes rounds of units, examining patients’ condition, reviewing patient charts and conferring with other patient care personnel.
• Assists in developing and implementing facility/unit medical policies and procedures.
• Performs complete physical examinations; takes vital signs and examines specified problem areas; orders radiological, laboratory or clinical test to identify pathophysiologic processes.
• Makes diagnosis determinations and decisions regarding treatment plans; prescribes medications for the treatment of the diagnosis.
• Examines and monitors patient treatment and therapy plans; initiates new health services.
• Orders or performs procedures such as injections, immunizations, suturing and wound care and manages conditions produced by infections or trauma.
• Instructs and counsels patients regarding compliance with prescribed therapeutic regimes, normal growth and development, emotional problems of daily living and health maintenance.
• Performs related duties as required and assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of medicine; of health care delivery systems; of ambulatory care; of the languages used in pharmacy prescription writing; of human anatomy, physiology and chemistry; of methods and procedures of laboratory and x-ray and other diagnosis techniques; of pharmaceutical agents, their usage and contraindications; of minor surgical procedures and techniques; of safety and sanitation practices; of medical management techniques; and of the uses of medicines of illness.
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with people; in instructing clients; in interviewing and obtaining relevant medical information; in exercising initiative and working independently; in exercising sound, independent judgment; in analyzing complex situations and adopting appropriate courses of action; in the development of therapeutic programs; in applying emergency and first aid measures; and in successfully diagnosing and treating patients.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a license as a Physician Assistant by the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision and certification by the National Commission for Certification of Physicians Assistants plus one (1) year of experience as a Physician’s Assistant.

Special Requirements
ODVA has designated this job family to be safety sensitive as defined by?63 O.S. § 427.8.

NOTES

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