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Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
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Full Job Description

Posting Information

Department
EHS UEOHC-230511

Career Area
Environment, Health and Safety

Posting Open Date
12/21/2023

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled
Yes

Position Type
Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)

Working Title
Physician Assistant

Appointment Type
EHRA Non-Faculty

Position Number
00001159

Vacancy ID
NF0007667

Full Time/Part Time
Full-Time Permanent

FTE
1

Hours per week
40

Position Location
North Carolina, US

Hiring Range

Proposed Start Date
01/29/2024

Position Information

Be a Tar Heel!
A global higher education leader in innovative teaching, research and public service, the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill consistently ranks as
one of the nation’s top public universities. Known for its beautiful campus, world-class medical care, commitment to the arts and top athletic programs, Carolina is an ideal place to teach, work and learn.
One of the best college towns and best places to live in the United States, Chapel Hill has diverse social, cultural, recreation and professional opportunities that span the campus and community.
University employees can choose from a wide range of
professional training opportunities for career growth, skill development and lifelong learning and enjoy
exclusive perks for numerous retail, restaurant and performing arts discounts, savings on local child care centers and special rates on select campus events. UNC-Chapel Hill offers full-time employees a
comprehensive benefits package, paid leave, and a variety of health, life and retirement plans and additional programs that support a healthy work/life balance.

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The University Employee Occupational Health Clinic (UEOHC) provides occupational health care services to all full-time, part-time, and temporary employees of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The UEOHC directs medical care for all workplace injuries/illnesses. The UEOHC also provides pre-employment screening, annual immunization reviews, and medical surveillance for healthcare and non-healthcare workers. The UEOHC is part of the EHS Department. The role of the EHS department is primarily environment, health, and safety functions at the University. In support of the University’s core missions, EHS will provide comprehensive environmental, health and safety services to the University community. This includes education through training and consultation, maintaining a safe environment through recognizing and controlling health and safety hazards, ensuring a process of regulatory compliance, and minimizing future potential liabilities. By developing EHS programs and performing various periodic inspections EHS can provide a safe workplace, ensure a process of compliance, and minimize future potential liabilities. EHS is organized into eight (8) sections: Biological Safety, Environmental Affairs, Fire Safety & Emergency Response, Occupational & Environmental Hygiene, Chemical Safety, Radiation Safety, Workplace Safety, and the University Employee Occupational Health Clinic.

Position Summary
This is a full-time outpatient clinical position that works in the University Employee Occupational Health Clinic (UEOHC). This position is responsible for making initial diagnoses and first care of work-related illnesses and injuries. The position works closely with and must communicate effectively with the clinic Medical Director; other health care professionals; Environment, Health & Safety staff; and departmental supervisors. The position is responsible for prescribing work restrictions and appropriate restricted duty, follow-up care, and case management. These responsibilities require a broad base of medical knowledge and the ability to work independently. In collaboration with the Medical Director of the Workplace Safety Manager, the position also develops policies and procedures for the UEOHC.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Licensed to practice as a Physician Assistant in the State of North Carolina.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Must have knowledge of professional patient care practices and procedures, medical terminology, disease processes and body systems, pharmacology, and current clinical diagnostic procedures and treatments. Must have the ability to assess and diagnose patient symptoms, interpret medical and clinical information, and order diagnostic tests and procedures when indicated. Must have the ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with patients, their families and healthcare personnel by listening, understanding, and responding to identified needs. Must be able to provide advice and counsel to patients, their families and healthcare personnel. Must have the knowledge of teaching and consulting techniques. Must be able to convey information clearly and concisely either verbally or in writing. Ability to listen and respond appropriately to others.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Graduation and/or completion of an educational program for Physician Assistant accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and an active Physician Assistant License issued by the North Carolina Board of Medical Examiners.

Special Physical/Mental Requirements

Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.