Physician Assistant Jobs - Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant, 20034

at County of Grand Traverse
Location Traverse City, MI
Date Posted January 19, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Part-time

Description

This is a 0.6 FTE (24 hour/wk) position.

GENERAL SUMMARY
Primary function of the job is to assume an advanced role in providing health care services, carrying out the major responsibility for the individual’s health care needs under the direction of the Medical Director. Employees in this job have no formal supervisory role, however, may train, guide, or lead employees in the designated work unit. Employees work as part of a team and are responsible for ensuring that the team meets its objectives. Assignments may include: Adolescent Health Clinics or Reproductive Health/Family Planning.
Employees must meet the minimum requirements, conditions of employment, and be able to perform successfully all essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodations.
This position may require irregular hours. This position may require travel by the employee in the employee's own vehicle. Work may be at a Grand Traverse County Health Dept. site and may involve out of county travel.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (may include but are not limited to the following)

  • Elicits and evaluates medical history prior to performing physical examinations. Performs complete physical examinations on specified individuals. 
  • Facilitates patient referrals and follow-up when necessary. Collaborates with other health professionals and community agencies to ensure coordination of care .
  • Reviews laboratory testing and other pertinent medical information, and diagnoses and prescribes treatment for patient medical issues 
  • Counsels patients of all ages on appropriate health topics and risks.
  • May coordinate activities, groups, or meetings for students and the public to promote health awareness and for disease prevention.
  • Assists with researching, writing, and coordinating grants, including monitoring grant expenditures and preparing grant reports.
  • Promotes immunization recommendations.
  • Acts as a health advocate for individuals, families and the community.
  • Prepares, updates, and maintains records to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Complies with privacy and security laws (HIPAA), Federal, State, and Agency policies, and procedures.
  • Complies with all job safety requirements, including OSHA standards and quality control requirements. Participates in continuing education programs and self-directed education to keep skills and knowledge current.
  • Demonstrates appropriate communication skills in addressing co-workers, community members and partners, and clients.
  • Demonstrates basic computer skills and willingness to adapt to new software programs as indicated.
  • Demonstrates dependable and reliable attendance patterns.
  • Participates in trainings, drills, investigations, and team responses to public health emergencies and bioterrorism events.
  • Participates in Community Health Outreach activities and events.
  • All other duties as assigned or delegated.