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The Physician Assistant assesses, plans and provides patient care under the supervision of a physician. Examines patient, performs comprehensive physical examinations, and compiles patient medical data, including health history and results of physical examination. Relies on education, experience, professional training and judgment to accomplish responsibilities. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Works under minimal supervision. May lead and direct the work of others within scope of practice.

1. Patient Care a. Performs individual assessment rounds on all inpatients, MET patients and Emergency patients. Evaluates and collaborates with attending physician providing documentation of medical findings and plan of care. b. Provides routine Medical Management of inpatient care such as ordering diagnostic tests, labs, x-rays, nutrition, and medications as appropriate. c. Under the direction of the Attending Physician, conducts minor procedures as needed including insertion and removal of central venous catheters, chest tubes, indwelling venous and arterial catheters, venous punctures, arterial punctures, nasogastric tubes, bladder catheters, lumbar punctures, endotracheal intubations, PIC lines, and bedside ultrasonography. d. Adheres to mutually agreed upon Clinical Practice Guidelines and scope of practice with supervising physician.

2. Partnership and Collaboration a. Participates in multidisciplinary rounds and communicates treatment plans to the physician, nursing staff and patient families.

3. Quality a. Initiates appropriate emergency care in lieu of Attending Physician. 4. Other Duties as Assigned or Asked a. Performs other duties as assigned or requested.

Education Bachelor’s Degree in Physician Assistant Medicine or Health Sciences Licensure Advanced Practice License from Louisiana State Board of Nursing and Certification as Nurse Practitioner by ANCC, AANP, or PNCB (for pediatric clinics) AND Current Louisiana state RN license AND Current BLS Certification

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