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Physician Assistant - Sleep Institute

Company: Baylor Scott & White Health
Location: Belton
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

Baylor Scott & White Health has an opening for a Physician Assistant to join the Sleep Institute team in Temple, Texas. -
Our facilities have national and regional recognition by U.S. News & World Report - a reflection of our talent and commitment to advanced quality care that is safe and compassionate.
We are looking for a committed team player with a favorable work/ training history. The ideal candidate should be focused on quality, and be able to effectively collaborate with referring physicians, agencies and other professionals to provide optimum patient care within our award-winning integrated health care system.

At Baylor Scott & White Sleep Institute, we take care of patients of all ages. - We're dedicated to helping the communities around Temple live their healthiest lives.
About Temple:

Attractions: You won't have to go far to get the perfect photo opp in Temple, where fields of vibrant blue, pink and yellow decorate the landscape. Make a quick shopping trip in revitalized Downtown Temple, where there are plenty of boutiques and antiques.

Quality of Life: The average cost of living is 30% lower than the national average in Temple, giving you more for your dollar. You'll love living the serene lifestyle, where there's plenty of outdoor fun. A quick hour's drive south will take you straight to the bright lights of Austin.
Art & Culture: - Learn about Temple's history with the Santa Fe Railway at the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum. While there, visit the beautiful Santa Fe Gardens and plaza nearby. Discover the best of Temple's art scene at the Cultural Activities Center
Family Friendly: - - Temple and nearby Killeen are home to excellent school districts with small class sizes. Many of Killeen's high schools have been recognized by the U.S. News & World Report's Best High School rankings. Little ones can have plenty of fun and learn at the Temple Children's Museum.

Hours: - Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
JOB SUMMARY
The Physician Assistant Medical Specialty is a licensed, certified, non-physician healthcare provider who actively renders direct patient care and possesses delegated prescriptive authority, is credentialed and privileged, and whose service is billed as an independent billing provider, as recognized by Medicare and Medicaid within the healthcare systems, and in accordance with the appropriate board. The Advanced Practice Provider provides medical care based upon the scope of practice as delineated by the supervising physician. These providers work in a specialty clinic, and may specialize in Palliative Care, Pulmonary, Infectious Disease, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Urology, Nephrology, Neurology, Hematology, Oncology, Allergy and Immunology, Rheumatology or other medical specialty.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE

Assesses the physical and mental condition of patients by performing and obtaining comprehensive or problem-focused physical examinations and medical histories.
Orders, collects, interprets, and evaluates laboratory and other diagnostic tests to assess patient problems and health care needs.
Prescribes, recommends and/or employs medical drug therapies or other forms of related therapeutic treatments and procedures or performs indicated procedures in accordance with approved protocols/policies with attention to efficacy, safety, and cost. Recommends interventions to modify behavior associated with health risks.
Formulates and implements comprehensive outcomes-based patient treatment plans based on patient assessments, evidence-based medicine, standards of care, professional practice guidelines and in partnership with physicians and other interdisciplinary team members when appropriate. Evaluates patient's response to health care provided and the effectiveness of care.
Counsels patients and families regarding medical processes, management of the health illness/condition, medication, nutrition, and health promotion. Counsels patients about drug regimens and possible side effects or interactions with other substances such as food supplements, over the counter medications and herbal remedies.
Maintains appropriate records detailing the patient's treatment plans and outcomes. Initiates timely consultation and referral when the problem exceeds scope of practice and/or expertise.
Provides consultation level services for conditions/problems related to the Provider's specialty and training.
Manages patients in a healthcare setting(s) other than primary clinic setting (e.g., inpatient, emergency services, procedural, etc.).
Performs invasive procedures specific to scope of practice and competency of the provider as delegated by supervising Physician.
May be required to perform patient care duties beyond regular schedule based on coverage needs of the department.

KEY SUCCESS FACTORS

Knowledge of information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities to include symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures
Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions
Verbal and written communication skills
Interpersonal skills
Critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills
Skill in the use of computers and related software applications
Ability to develop and implement comprehensive outcomes-based patient treatment plans
Ability to counsel patients concerning medical and psychological/psychiatric conditions, treatment plans, and behavior modification
Ability to interpret and evaluate laboratory and other diagnostic tests
Current license to practice as a Physician Assistant in the state of Texas
Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of hire or transfer
Current certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant (NCCPA)

BENEFITS
Our competitive benefits package includes the following

Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
Tuition Reimbursement
PTO accrual beginning Day 1

Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or levelQUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION - Grad of an Accredited Program
EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience


CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION

Basic Life Support (BLS): Basic Life Support (BLS) certification within 30 days of hire or transfer.
Physician Assistants (PA): Must have a PA license through the state of TX.
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Keywords: Baylor Scott & White Health, Temple , Physician Assistant - Sleep Institute, Healthcare , Belton, Texas

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