Physician Assistant

Posting ID : A1068471541
Date Posted : 2015-08-18
Category : Healthcare

BENTON COUNTY (OR) invites applications for the position of:

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

SALARY: $29.16 - $36.45 Hourly
$5,054.40 - $6,318.00 Monthly

APPLY BY: 9/3/2015

DESCRIPTION:
Physician Assistants provide high quality, comprehensive medical care and treatment to a diverse patient population. Delivers care in a patient-centered, team based model with an emphasis on prevention of disease, promotion of health, and management of chronic disease. Physician Assistants work within a collaborative practice agreement with a supervising physician as defined by the Oregon Medical Board.

The Health Center opened as an FQHC in 2004 and is the medical home for over 9,000 patients. It serves a patient population that is diverse in age, ethnicity, and socio-economic status. The Health Center provides medical care, dental, mental health and addiction services. Services are culturally and linguistically appropriate. The CHC accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance. A sliding fee scale is available for people without insurance. BCHC MODEL OF CARE The Health Center focuses on identifying barriers in accessing health care and reaches out to vulnerable populations. The Health Center is committed to improving health outcomes through a team based primary care home model with a strong focus on prevention and chronic disease management. BCHC utilizes Patient Centered Care Teams and the Chronic Care Model supporting the use of evidence-based protocols and engaging patients in establishing self-care goals. Continuity of care is emphasized by establishing patient panels and designing a team that assists patients to access both internal programs and community services. BCHC provides an innovative model of care that supports integration of primary care, mental health, dental, and public health. The Health Center is accredited as a Patient-Centered Primary Care Home at Tier 3 by the Oregon Health Authority.

Become part of a multi-disciplinary team providing patient centered primary care in an integrated model of service delivery. BCHC is a growing Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with clinic sites in Corvallis, Monroe, and Lebanon, Oregon. Seeking applicants interested in providing primary care with a strong interest in reproductive and women's health. Bilingual English/Spanish applicants are encouraged to apply. Regular clinic hours are 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday -- Friday and select evening hours until 8 pm. Successful applicant is required to pass a background investigation with hiring contingent on passing the investigation.

POSITION SUMMARY & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

MFA: Patient-Centered Primary Care Home (PCPCH)
Essential Duties:
Provide input and follow patient scheduling protocols to provide timely access to care. Provide timely response to patient's contacts and questions. (PCPCH Attribute: Access to Care)
Contribute to development and follow best practice standards for chronic disease management, health maintenance, lab preference lists, and med formulary. (PCPCH Attribute: Accountability)
Lead team in assessing and completing patient care plans in a comprehensive manner that includes physical, emotional, social, cultural, and socio-economic factors impacting health. (PCPCH Attribute: Comprehensive Whole Person Care)
Support and promote effective panel management and strategies that encourage continuity with patients assigned primary care provider. (PCPCH Attribute: Continuity)
Provide timely referrals with appropriate information sharing to aid effective and efficient care coordination. (PCPCH Attribute: Coordination & Integration)
Engage patient and family in decision making regarding their care. Demonstrate respect for patients' culture and beliefs. Assist in assuring patient centered self-management goals are established. Demonstrate awareness of patient's literacy and health education needs. (PCPCH Attribute: Person & Family Centered Care)Participate in team-based care by actively communicating and meeting with team members. Utilize team members appropriately, supporting their work at the top of their training and scope of work.

MFA: Primary Medical Care
Essential Duties:
Examine, diagnose, and treat primary care and preventive health issues in an ambulatory setting, and provide counseling and education to assist patients in self-care.
Prescribe and dispense medications appropriate to address medical conditions.
Initiate and continue medical treatment plans for patients and monitor results; review and update patient records.
Perform medical procedures within the scope of practice and as defined by Health Center practice protocol.
Accurately code and document in the electronic health record; completes documentation within the established time frame; review reports to proactively manage care at the patient and panel level.
Provide back-up coverage of patient care for team providers when they are out of the office. May provide coverage at other clinic locations when needed.
Participate in collaborative treatment with medical, mental health, public health, and dental professionals within Health Services and other physicians in the community to coordinate patient care.
Provide back-up call consultation to the after-hours triage service.

MFA: Clinical Activities
Essential Duties:
Participate in peer review process to improve clinical services and patient outcomes, and provider meetings to keep current with organizational communication and priorities.
Participate in Quality Improvement initiatives related to care delivery; provide feedback and input into clinical processes.
Participate in community activities that promote the model of care and/or the Health Center.
Pursue ongoing continuing medical education to stay current/ up to date with best practice standards.

MFA: Special Projects
Essential Duties:
Responsible for planning and executing special projects.
AND OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
-Experience in a primary care setting
-NCCPA certified or eligible
-Driver's license

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.co.benton.or.us/


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