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Physician Assistant- Patterson, CA

QuadMed's dedicated health professionals focus on wellness and prevention, putting the patient at the center. Working as a team, we deliver high quality, integrated care while controlling ever-growing costs. QuadMed is an innovative leader in employer healthcare solutions, one of the fastest growing providers in the country. In partnership with our patients and the companies we serve, our mission is to create a culture of health.
GENERAL PURPOSE OF JOB
Seeking a Physician Assistant to work Tuesday-Friday 30 hours a week. This position will focus on prevention, wellness, and maintenance of health in partnership with patients. This will be accomplished by evaluating, treating, and educating patients in a clinic setting. Under the collaboration of a physician, performs professional medical work in the examination, diagnosis and treatment of patients according to statutory limitations. Examines and diagnoses patients and develops treatment plans. Performs testing, refers to physicians as needed, writes prescriptions, and performs administrative procedures within their scope and licensure of expertise, protocols, and available equipment.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides comprehensive clinical patient care through interviewing, examining and treating associates and their dependents in order to meet their health and wellness needs. Prescribes appropriate medical treatment and clinical medications for patients and orders studies, tests and ancillary care services as required.
Records physical findings, and formulates plan and prognosis, based on patient's condition, with documentation in the medical record
Knowledge of a variety of pharmacological agents used in patient treatment, the desired effects, side effects, and complications of their use as well as the accurate administration of the pharmacologic agent
Educates patients and/or families about preventive care, wellness, medical issues, and use of prescribed medical treatments and/or medications
Performs physical examinations and preventive health measures within evidence based and best practice guidelines
Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess patients' clinical problems and health care needs
Demonstrates knowledge of growth and development, and pathophysiology of disease processes, specific to age groups served
Follows all established rules and guidelines of evidence based care and best clinical practice
Regularly reviews chronic medical conditions that require ongoing medical attention by accessing available registry tools
Educates patients on wellness, prevention and early detection by providing materials and resources to the patients and families
Works in an independent and interdependent relationship with members of the medical staff, which allows for consultation, collaboration, or referral.
May refer patients to physician for consultation or to specialized health resources for treatment
Refers to appropriate specialists outside the health center in a medically appropriate and efficient manner
Practices in a collaborative fashion consistent with the concept of a patient centered medical home, consulting and collaborating with the oversight physician as needed regarding patient care, assessment, and education issues
Refers patients to and utilizes unique internal associates' benefits and resources to maximize health outcomes
Demonstrates exceptional and effective collaborative partnership and communication style with both patients and staff
Actively engage in quality improvement, leadership and compliance.
Participates in quality improvement, continuing education, and other patient care programs established by the health center requirements for QuadMed
Assists in the resolution of complaints, requests, and inquiries from patients, QuadMed, and clients
Maintains confidentiality of all patient and organization information, and follows federal and state regulations and organization policies regarding protection of patient information.
Effectively communicates with patients through technology to include email, video, telephonic, and text while complying with QuadMed policy and practices
Demonstrates knowledge of current and emerging trends in technologies, techniques, issues and approaches in area of expertise
Demonstrates the ability to maintain quality, safety, and infection control standards
Demonstrates the ability to remain calm and effective in emergency situations and establish a leadership role in an emergency
JOB REQUIREMENTS
Appropriate education and/or experience may be substituted on an equivalent basis
Education: The successful candidate will have completed a Master's Degree level Physician Assistant program from an accredited college/university.
Experience: The ideal candidate will have at least three years primary care practice experience, the ability to work independently, and experience working with an Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Experience working with pediatric patients in some locations
Certain clients and health centers may require travel
Certain clients and health centers may require phlebotomy
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Active and unrestricted applicable licensure
CPR Certification
NPI & DEA
Current National Board Certification
BLS-Certification
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Bilingual Spanish in some locations
ADDITIONAL COMPANY INFORMATION
We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k), holidays, vacations and more. In select states, patient care is provided by an independent physician-owned corporation.
Quad/Graphics is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company's policy is not to unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.
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