Physician Assistant

Job Summary
Under the direction of the Chief Medical Officer, delivers primary care commensurate with training to patients of North Texas Area CHC, Inc. (NTACHC). Delivers care appropriate for an out-patient, primary care community health center with multicultural, multilingual patient population.
Position Goal
Provide patient care with utmost customer service, compassion, and integrity to patients/clients in a clinic setting.

Schedule/Compensation
Excellent and competitive benefits package offered which includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance. Company matching retirement plan and generous paid time off to include vacation and sick leave accruals starting from the date of hire.

Responsibilities
1. Examines, diagnoses and treats patients of all ages, but with a focus on adult medicine.
2. From time to time, provides in-service training for staff in selected topics in Internal or adult medicine as deemed necessary by the CMO.
3. Completes medical charts after each visit according to the problem-oriented medical records system.
4. Provides quality medical care according to standards established by the NTACHC committee on quality assurance.
5. Supervises medical assistants and lab personnel in area of specific support services for patient care delivery.
6. Attends internal and external meetings, workshops, and conferences, and participates on task forces or committees, as necessary and/or required by NTACHC.
7. Performs all duties and services in full compliance with NTACHC’s policies and protocols.
8. Other duties or responsibilities as assigned by CMO.

Performance Requirements
1. Courteous, honest and professional at all times.
2. Sets an example as a medical professional by observing work start and stop times, giving adequate notice for absences, and following clinic’s operational and personnel policies and procedures.
3. Able to communicate and relate well with providers and clinical staff.
4. Maintains appropriate licensure and certification including meeting and/or exceeding CME requirements. Observes standards of medical care.
5. Efficient, organized and accurate.
6. A high degree of organization and accuracy.
7. Perform complex and comprehensive medical care on a variety of patients.
8. Train and evaluate assigned staff.
9. Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and efficient manner.
10. Ability to work with diverse staff as needed.
11. Must have strong listening, written and oral communication skills, with ability to communicate clearly.

Minimum Qualifications
• Degree from an accredited Physician Assistant Program.
• Current unrestricted license from the Texas Physician Assistant Board to practice as a Physician Assistant in the State of Texas.
• Current prescriptive authority in the state of Texas (APNP certification) or eligibility for authority in the State of Texas.
• Annual continuing medical education as required by the Texas Physician Assistant Board.
• Must be registered and have current DEA and other such certificates to legally operate a practitioner in the State of Texas.
• Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Healthcare Professionals Certification.
• Have a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of medicine and allied services commensurate with his/her training.
• Demonstrate a special interest in the area of community medicine.
• Ability to speak enough Spanish to examine Spanish-speaking patients and converse on basic level strongly preferred.
• Ability to relate to culturally diverse patients and community.
• Must have the ability to understand and respond effectively and with sensitivity to all age spectrums.
• Bilingual-English/Spanish preferred.

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