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PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT-Family Medicine at Family Physicians and Surgiacal

STATEMENT OF POLICY
A key focus of Centura's overall business strategy is talent development. Centura is committed to providing the tools and processes that will enable associates to plan their careers. The preferred practice is to post available positions on the Centura Health Career Website allowing visibility to job opportunities at Centura.
PROCEDURE
Eligibility
Associates are eligible to apply for an open position if they are:
1. Active in their current position for at least six months or have manager and HR approval to be released early;
2. Ratings meet expectations or higher on their PFD review;
3. No written warning or Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) within the last six months unless their manager receives approval from HR; and
4. Continuous sustained improvement is demonstrated.
Job Posting
Centura?s general practice is to post available positions on the Career Website for a minimum of three business days (HR reserves the right to close a posting based on the number of applications received within the three business days). The position may be posted internally and externally simultaneously. The organization reserves the right to post internally only before posting externally.
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT
Effective Date
March 1, 2017
Approved By
Centura Department Leadership
Applies To
Hospitals, Emergency Centers, Community Clinics
Position Summary
Assumes responsibility and accountability for comprehensive care, support and education to patients and
their families throughout all aspects of their care.
Minimum Education Requirements
Graduate from accredited Physician Assistant school.
Minimum Experience Requirements
2 years specialty experience
License/Certifications
Mid-level provider with current certification/licensure in the state of Colorado
BLS (Basic Life support from the American Heart Association)
ACLS (Advanced cardiac Life support from American Heart Association) may be required depending on practice setting.
Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an )
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? Serves as consultant and resource for the specialty serving as a resource for community health care
providers.
? Serves as consultant for inpatient staff and supporting departments.
? Thorough and confidential maintenance of patient charts and records.
? Documents ongoing status, interventions, communications, patient response and outcomes in an accurate,
timely manner.
? Functions as the resource person for individuals with questions regarding their diagnosis or treatment and
coordinates the multidisciplinary plan of care through care rounds.
? Identifies/provides education to patient/families (individuals/groups) about current and potential health
problems, the treatment plan, self-care, and prevention to achieve independence and maximum wellness.
? Develops/implements, evaluates appropriate materials to facilitate the education of patients/families.
? Anticipates needs of provider, staff, patient and family.
? Effectively uses time, personnel, equipment and supplies to provide high quality, cost effective delivery of
patient care.
? Adapts to rapidly changing technologies, policies, regulations, workload and staffing through priority
setting, use of sound critical thinking, and flexibility.
? Professional role model for all staff demonstrating ethical/legal/professional judgment.
? Maintains high skill level and professional growth through ongoing education, meeting attendance.
? Actively participates in professional organization. Maintains certification as PA.
? Performs clinical examinations as necessary for patients.
? Interprets and evaluates test results. Participates in development, implementation, evaluation and outcome
monitoring of clinical care provision.
? Writes prescriptions. Writes orders.
? Makes referrals to specialists as indicated by patient situation.
? Assesses patient?s physical, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual needs.
? Facilitation of patients? disposition regarding admission, discharge, scheduling.
This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Employee may perform other
related duties as assigned.
Organizational Competencies
MISSION
We extend the healing ministry of Christ by caring for those who are ill and by nurturing the health of the people of
our communities.
VALUE BEHAVIORS
It is essential that associates be able to support the values of Centura Health and interact effectively with physicians,
patients, residents, visitors and staff. Each associate is expected to demonstrate a commitment to core values,
standards of behavior and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.
CORE VALUES and STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR
Integrity: Honesty, directness, and respect for commitments made. Stewardship: Respectful use of all natural, human
and financial measures. Spirituality: Acknowledgment of its central role in facilitating mental, physical and
emotional health. Imagination: Creativity and innovation in all we do. Respect: Respect for all persons and our
Christian identity, heritage and missions of our sponsoring organizations. Excellence: Striving to exceed the clinical
quality, customer service and cost performance expectations of our customers. Compassion: Sensitivity and
responsiveness to persons in need.
SECURITY ACCESS: CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION
Staff may have access to confidential patient, associate and/or organizational information as it applies to their
Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does _not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014_. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.


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