This Physician Assistant provides support to Gastroenterology physicians throughout a variety of clinical, diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive health areas. Working closely with the other Gatroenterology staff, the incumbent will play a key role in the development and improvement of clinical programs in areas including, diagnostic and interventional GI procedures, Hepatitis C, and general gastroenterology.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT)
*Follow-up on clinic patient care issues.
*Coordination of GI procedures, including those requiring conscious sedation.
*Conduct selective diagnostic tests or endoscopic procedures with physician assistance, guidance and/or advise immediately available.
*Foster patient trust and confidence through integrity, knowledge, teaching, availability and continuity.
*Assesses and implements treatment for a variety of common outpatient gastroenterological conditions, with the assistance, corroboration and advise of s staff gastroenterologist in weekly GI and Hepatitis Clinics.
*Reviews patient medical records thoroughly, integrates information into diagnostic and therapeutic plan in consultation with staff gastrenterologist.
*Makes appropriate referrals for patient-specific consultation services.
*Provides follow-up lab results and other tests to patients.
*Always presents and discusses cases and plans with an attending staff gastroenterologist. Notes MUST BE SIGNED by physician staff within seven (7) days in accordance with the Colorado State Board of Medical Examiners Rules and Regulations for Certifications and Practice by Physician Assistants.
*Schedules, assists, or conducts non invasive Gastroenterology tests.
*Demonstrates practical knowledge and experience identifying indications and contraindications of diagnostic testing.
*Identifies possible complications of flexible sigmoidoscopies and other gastroenterological procedures and responds appropriately.
*Identifies age-related healthcare barriers and develops plans to continue to effectively implement care and teaching plans.
*Maintains thoughtful, considerate, and appropriate relationships with patients, colleagues and staff.
Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday 0800-1630
This is a Bargaining Unit Position
There is no Recruitment/Relocation Incentive Authorized for this position.