You will serve as a direct Dermatology health care provider in the capacity of a credentialed Physician's Assistant (PA); providing Dermatology health care to patients ranging from the ages of one year through geriatric. You will serve in a Dermatology Health Care setting in the Medicine Care Line of a Medical Treatment Facility (MTF). Duties include case management for the patient population. You will perform clinical duties in the field of Dermatology and modifying the treatment of patients in the MTF's Dermatology clinic. Responsible for the independent examination, diagnosis and treatment within personal credentials and privileges delineated by the MTF. Assignments include a wide range of activities including assessing, planning, evaluating, and modifying the treatment of patients in various locations throughout the MTF.
You will perform varied tasks requiring many different and unrelated processes and methods applies to a broad range of medicine in the pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients in the field of dermatology or other specialty areas. You will examine patients and performs initial patient work-up and assessment of patients care and treatment; and determines the need for and orders laboratory tests and other procedures necessary to complete assessment of the patient.
You will provide surveillance and adherence to medical and primary care practices and procedures. Adjusts regiments within established protocols recognizing when to refer the patient to the physician or other primary care members. Makes decisions concerning primary care needs of patients; works collaboratively with the physician in patient evaluation, management, and revision of therapeutic plans, and refers extremely or selected complex medical problems to medical management.
You will perform outpatient/inpatient surgical and non-surgical procedures as designated by credentials committee. Prescribes for and treats a variety of diseases, disorders, and injuries. Treats patients returning for routine or directed follow-up, and chronic illnesses previously documented in patients' medical records. You will provide a full range of emergency services or crisis intervention in the absence of the physician, within the scope of practice and approved protocols. You will write prescriptions, orders the administration of medications, dispenses medication and prescribes controlled substances in accordance with scope of practice for Physician's Assistants.
You will perform a variety of physical examinations such as school, employment, sports, annual, retirement, discharge, reenlistment, disability separation or retirement, and other special physicals. Orders laboratory tests, etc. and arranges for physician consultation if required. Records entries into patient records to include history and exam findings, results of laboratory tests and other special studies, diagnosis, and treatment plan to include any treatment rendered during visit, drugs dispensed or administered in accordance with approved protocols, tests or procedures ordered, notations of new prescriptions or changes in dosages to old prescriptions, and consultations for further treatment or evaluation. Provides consultation, teaching, and coordination with patients and their family members regarding treatment and medical care. Evaluates the primary aspects of patient care recognizing the impact of the care of other healthcare professionals and ancillary staff when reassessment by a physician or other staff professionals is required. Provides primary care and preventive services to healthy individuals, including guidance in common illnesses, accidents, child growth and development, alternative drug usage, etc. Evaluates the total health care needs of patients and develops plans to meet the patient's needs.
You may be called on to precept students and will be required to maintain a continued knowledge of changing treatment protocols and procedures by attending continuing medical education classes. You will also participate in several meetings or participates on different types of boards.