PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS SERVICES - NEW HAVEN, CT
The Physician Assistant reports to the Medical Director of Occupational Health and under the direction of the Attending Physician/Director, Occupational Health to perform diversified medical duties and to assist in care of adult patients in Occupational Health. The position is primarily hospital based. Care is provided to employees for work-related issues including work injuries, illnesses, pre-employment and fitness for duty exams.
For more information please contact Natasha Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-502-6515
To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
Works under the supervision of the physicians and Medical Director of Occupational Health And Wellness Services to perform pre-placement examinations.
1a. Collects complete medical history, performs thorough pre-placement and fitness for duty exams and records results clearly in medical record. Obtains additional information as necessary to determine work clearance.
1b. Orders, reviews and interprets results of ancillary testing (blood tests, PFT's, Xrays, EKG's etc.).
1c. Consolidates all data and compares to physical demands of position to make appointment placement decision.
1d. Involves supervisory physician as appropriate, following State of Connecticut proactive regulations.
2. Works under the supervision of the physicians and Medical Director of the department, to evaluate employees with work related injuries, illnesses or exposures.
2a. Gathers complete history of injury, illness, or exposure and performs appropriate physical examination.
2b. Demonstrates appropriate use of diagnostic tests; orders and performs interprets X-rays, blood tests, EKG's etc.
2c. Demonstrates appropriate and timely involvement of supervising physician following State of Connecticut proactive regulations.
2d. Develops and implements appropriate immediate care and follow-up. Accurately assigns a work status at the conclusion of each injury exam, including any appropriate restrictions, in the medical chart. Develops a treatment plan including appropriate and timely use of physical therapy and referral to specialists.
2e. Documents information completely and accurately in EMR.
2f. Performs routine procedures as needed; foreign body removal, suturing, splinting, wound care, etc.
2g. Prescribes appropriate medication.
3. Works collaboratively with co-workers and other health care professionals to ensure a high standard of patient care and efficient clinic operations.
3a. Develops and uses effective working relationships with patients including, co-workers, employers, and specialist to allow for appropriate coordination of patient care.
3b. Communicates clearly and appropriately, in writing and/or verbally, the employees' treatment plan, work capabilities, progress and prognosis to client company.
3c. Exercises customer service skills in meeting the needs of the patients. Is attuned to the needs of the employer and employee, promoting patient and customer satisfaction.
3d. Prioritizes activities and adjusts workload to facilitate overall clinic efficiency.
3e. Takes responsibility for responding to schedule requests promptly; remains flexible in resolution of staffing conflicts.
3f. Identifies problems or potential problems and accesses appropriate resources to assist in resolution.
Bachelor's degree required, licensed as a P.A. after June 30, 1992 (not required if licensed before) and successful completion of an accredited physician assistant program. Must have had at least 60 hours of instruction in pharmacology in a PA program or other program approved by the State of Connecticut Department of Health Services. Must be licensed Physician Assistant with valid Connecticut license.
One to three years of patient care experience required. Occupational medicine/employee health experience preferred, though candidates with experience in ambulatory, orthopedics or emergency medicine will be considered.
Current state license as Physician Assistant and certification maintenance by NCCPA.
Excellent clinical, interpersonal, and communication skills. Proficiency in the musculoskeletal exam, diagnosis, and treatment required. Familiar with Workers Compensation. Ability to work with a diverse group of providers across the health care continuum. Advanced computer skills a must.
Shifts are Monday-Friday 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM. No weekend hours or call. Possibility of occasional evening hours for special client request (average 0-3 shifts per year).