Physician Assistant-Bluffton SC
Georgia Emergency Associates’ (GEA) Immediate Care Centers provide urgent care medicine and occupational medicine services at convenient times, in convenient locations and in a comfortable environment. GEA opened its first Immediate Care Center in Savannah, Georgia in 2001. Today GEA operates St. Joseph’s/Candler Immediate Care clinics across south Georgia in Savannah, Pooler, Hinesville and in the South Carolina Lowcountry in Bluffton. GEA also operates South Georgia Immediate Care in Statesboro, GA. The Immediate Care Centers are open evenings and weekends and are staffed by physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, licensed nurses, registered radiographic technologists, medical assistants and administrative support staff.
We are currently seeking a Physician Assistant to join our St. Joseph’s/Candler Immediate Care Centers and/or South Georgia Immediate Care teams in the Bluffton clinic. The position reports to the Medical Director.
Job Summary/Objective: Provides urgent care medicine and occupational medicine services, including assessing, diagnosing, prescribing, treating, and educating patients. Works closely with physicians and other clinicians in a team approach to patient care.
Essential Job Responsibilities: Assesses patient status by obtaining health history through patient/family interviews and chart reviews; assessing presenting illness, risk factors, and family history, psychosocial situation, and cultural factors; and performing appropriate physical examination. Orders/performs appropriate laboratory diagnostic and other screening tests. Seeks other information as needed, including consultation with physicians and other clinicians, for evaluation of illness. Integrates data to determine diagnosis and therapeutic plan, including identification of any health risks. Alone or in collaboration with a physician, develops and implements treatment plan by prescribing/dispensing medications and/or injections in compliance with medical practice guidelines and state laws. Proficient in performing procedure, such as minor lacerations repairs, abscess drainage and splinting. Instructs patient/family regarding medications and treatments. Educates patients regarding health promotion/illness prevention. Recommends appropriate community resources to meet patient/family needs. Communicates appropriate case management information to other professionals and community agencies. Prepares documentation for medical records including updating patient medical chart by posting examination and test results, diagnosis, medications, and treatment in written/computerized manner. Acts as consultant/collaborator to clinical team on area of specialty. Complies with patient confidentiality requirements. Promotes patient advocacy. Collaborates with physicians in managing acute and long-term medical needs of patient. Provides monitoring and continuity of care between visits according to treatment plan including triaging patient calls/e-mails. Assists in the resolution of complaints, requests and inquiries from patients. Maintains confidentiality of all patient information according to Federal guidelines and regulations.
Minimum Qualifications - Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners:
Prefer FMCSA certification.
GEA offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits and rewarding work environment