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Physician Assistant

Newark, DE

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Hiring Company

Cardiology Physicians, P.A.


Position Description

The Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant functions as an independent healthcare provider, working collaboratively with physicians to assess, diagnose, treat, manage and educate patients with cardiovascular illnesses. This practitioner should demonstrate a high degree of clinical knowledge and expertise and provides exceptional patient care in coordination with Cardiology Physicians staff.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Performs physical examinations, assesses/interprets patient histories, orders labs and diagnostic studies and prescribes appropriate medications.
  • Utilizes critical thinking to synthesize and analyze collected data to diagnose and make informed decisions about management and treatment of patients.
  • Counsels and educates patients as appropriate, enabling them to understand and make informed decisions about treatment options.
  • Accurately records patient medical data, including health history, progress notes, results of physical examinations and diagnostic studies in EMR.
  • Communicates effectively with physicians and staff to facilitate comprehensive patient care.
  • Participates in peer-to-peer discussions for insurance authorizations.
  • Attends to patients on hospital rounds, updates charts and collaborates with physicians.
  • Cultivates a climate of trust and compassion for our patients.
  • Follows ethical principles regarding patient confidentiality and informed consent.
  • Assists in the review and development of standing orders, policies, procedures and protocols to be in compliance with state and federal guidelines, and up to date with current medical standards of practice.
  • On-call responsibility as agreed upon.
  • Identifies and participates in required continuing education programs.

Educational Requirements and Qualifications

  • Certified Nurse Practitioner or Certified Physician Assistant from accredited program.
  • Valid Delaware licenses.
  • BLS/ACLS certifications.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of health and patient care regulations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Superior interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • High standards for ethics and compassion.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
  • Possess excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks while remaining calm and committed to excellence.

Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged periods of standing and sitting and walking.
  • Finger dexterity to perform duties such as typing or writing.
  • Ability to speak and hear.
  • Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds at times.¬†

Expectations of all Employees

  • Provides exceptional customer service to our patients.
  • Exhibits professionalism and ethical behavior at all times.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality of patient and business information.
  • Maintains OSHA and HIPAA regulations.
  • Works as part of the CPPA team and treats everyone with respect, courtesy and friendliness.
  • Adheres to all policies and procedures for our organization.
  • Recommends improvements to policies and procedures to management.
  • Participates in committees, discussions and other team functions.

Acknowledgement

I acknowledge that I have read this job description. I fully understand the requirements for this position and am able to perform the essential functions. I understand that this is to be used as a guide and that I will be responsible for performing other duties as assigned. I further understand that this job description does not constitute an employment contract with Cardiology Physicians, P.A.



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