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    Summary

    The Miami VA Healthcare System is looking for a Physician Assistant (PA) to work in the Hematology/Oncology Department within Medical Services. The PA provides care to the Veterans in the inpatient units and outpatient clinics while functioning as a physician extender and assist in the health-care management of the patients. The incumbent provides services while utilizing professional skills, objectivity, insight, advanced clinical training, and experience to evaluate and manage patients.

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    Responsibilities

    Some of the duties will be, but are not limited to:

    • Perform and document initial histories and physicals on inpatients and/or outpatients;
    • Assess, diagnose, treat and evaluate care that promotes wellness and prevents disease and/or injury;
    • Monitor chemotherapy administration and compliance;
    • Prescribe, administer and evaluate patient's response to pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment regimens, including blood/blood products, intravenous fluids and medications and oxygen;
    • Provide ongoing care for inpatients and/or outpatients;
    • Order, interpret and follow up on diagnostic tests, studies and procedures;
    • Facilitate timely imaging and lab tests;
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of health care provided and determine the need for therapeutic changes, additional diagnostic workups or specialty consultations;
    • Refer, order and coordinate care for patients, including: consultations from other healthcare providers, community health, home care, prosthetic equipment/supplies, physical and occupational therapy as needed;
    • Arrange inpatient admissions and writes admission orders;
    • Consult for fee base services and coordinate the care as needed;
    • Provide patient and family education and counseling in preventive care, medical conditions, and use of prescribed treatments and medications;
    • Document findings and relevant data in the medical record, including workload capture/encounter forms;
    • Participate in clinical research studies as appropriate; and
    • Collaborate with physicians/residents and other health care providers to manage complex health problems.

    Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Financial Discloser Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    00

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/523757900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.