Location:             Phelps Memorial Health Center ER / Phelps Medical Group Clinic /

Family Medical Specialties Clinic

Reports To:         ruralMED Management Resources CEO

Status:                 Full or Part-time

Position Summary:

The Physician Assistant is responsible for providing medical and/or emergency services including assessing and managing patients following established standards and best practices. The PA-C will practice within his/her scope and privileges as stated in the PA-C’s credentialing file.

Job Duties:

Incumbent must have the skills, ability and judgment to perform the following essential job duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation:

  1. Takes complete, detailed and accurate patient history.
  2. Reviews patient records to develop comprehensive medical status reports and order diagnostic testing appropriate for complaint, age, race, sex and physical condition of the patient.
  3. Performs complete physical examinations and records pertinent data in the patients’ medical record.
  4. Makes medical diagnoses and institutes therapy or referrals to healthcare facilities and other resources.
  5. If required, arranges hospital admissions and discharges, performs hospital rounds and records appropriate patient progress notes, compiles detailed narrative and case summaries, completes forms pertinent to patients’ medical records, issues diagnostic orders with timely signatures in accordance with clinic and hospital guidelines and payer requirements.
  6. Interprets and evaluates patient data to determine patient management and treatment.
  7. Provides patient teaching instructions and guidance regarding follow-up medical care.
  8. Performs or assists in routine laboratory medical techniques and routine therapeutic procedures and some surgical procedures.
  9. Maintains records of appropriate signatures for clinical oversight.
  10. Participates in organizational teams and committees for process improvement.
  11. Provides medical care to all patients in which care is assumed within PA-C’s scope of practice and privileges as outlined in the PA-C’s credentialing and privileges file.
  12. Demonstrates competency annually in assigned areas of work.

Physical Demands:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and risk of electrical shock.  The employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions and with explosives and is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The level of risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens is Classification I, as outlined in the Blood Borne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and risk of electrical shock. The employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions and with explosives and is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The level of risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens is Classification I, as outlined in the Blood Borne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Required Education: Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from an accredited university.

Licenses/Certifications Required:

  1. Currently certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants to assist physicians.
  2. Current Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) certification.
  3. Current BLS certification
  4. Current ACLS certification (if assignment includes Emergency department coverage.)
  5. Current PALS certification (if assignment includes Emergency department coverage.)
  6. Current NRP certification (if assignment includes Emergency department coverage.)
  7. Current ATLS certification (if assignment includes Emergency department coverage.)

To apply, submit a completed ruralMED Employment Application to Shannon Busch, Human Resources.

ruralMED Management Resources
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 470
Holdrege, Nebraska 68949
[email protected]
Fax: 308.995.2982
Phone: 308.995.3235