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Physician Asst I ED NRV

Company: Carilion Clinic
Location: Christiansburg
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

How You'll Help Transform Healthcare: ACP position in busy Level 2 Trauma Center. Job responsibilities in all areas of Emergency Department: Main, Trauma, Peds, Fast Track, Obs. Shift incl days and mids, weekends & holidays. Very equitable scheduling and opportunity to work in other system EDs to increase professional development as well as to enhance work:life balance. Ideal candidate will have completed post-grad EM fellowship but will consider candidate with 1 yr of EM or FM/IM with Urgent Care experience. Strong new grads with robust EM rotations in school also considered.
This role includes responsibility for identifying the patient's health status through taking of health histories; performing physical examinations; initiating screening and diagnostic procedures; management of minor trauma and acute health problems; health maintenance and clinical management of stable or chronically ill patients.

The Physician Assistant (PA) demonstrates knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and assesses data reflective of the patient's status. The PA interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age specific needs and provides care according to departmental policies and procedures.

  • Obtains comprehensive health history. Performs basic physical, psychological and developmental assessments using the techniques of observation, inspection, auscultation, percussion and palpation.
  • Discriminates between normal and abnormal physical, psychological and developmental findings and appropriately determines when to consult and/or refer the patient to other members of the health care team.
  • Performs or requests laboratory/radiology procedures and screening tests. Analyzes and interprets these and other health data.
  • Assesses, diagnoses, and manages selected acute and chronic illnesses and conditions. Initiates and implements appropriate treatment plan using established protocols or physician consultation.
  • Able to utilize automated computer systems, including electronic medical records. Accurately records assessment findings, documenting in a clear and concise manner all actions taken in response to these findings.
  • Documentation of patient information in the medical records in a timely manner to include update treatment procedures, medication refills, test results, patient concerns, etc.
  • Administers medications and injections as needed.
  • Coordinates necessary appointments and referrals, including the use of community resources, as the patient's health status dictates.
  • Consults with physician, as appropriate, keeping physician informed of needs and problems related to patient care. Recognizes limits in role as physician assistant provider.
  • Provides patient/family education needs are identified in a timely manner. Teaches, discusses and plans with patient and family for continued health management. Promotes wellness through health education. Acts as a clinical and professional resource to patients, other health team members, the community and various academic institutions. Assists with and teaches in-service to hospital personnel and Medical Residents.
  • Maintains patient flow, patients seen in appropriate order and keeps exam rooms filled. Makes or returns calls within specified timeframe to include handling refill requests.
  • Makes or returns calls within specified timeframe to include handling refill requests. What We Require:
    Education: Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant Program required.

    Experience: Clinical experience appropriate to specific practice/ department preferred.

    Licensure/Certification: Current Physician Assistants license (PA) required. DEA licensure required. AHA BLS-HCP certification required. Advanced life support is preferred and is required for those who may use a defibrillator in their practice.

    Other: Meets credentialing requirements. Qualifies for malpractice insurance and is accepted by Carilion Clinic's malpractice insurance carrier. Ability to work collaboratively with physicians and other health care providers. Maintains open and supportive communications between all department members and other employees, patients and their family members. Commitment to continued professional development. About Carilion
    This is Carilion Clinic ...

    An organization where innovation happens, collaboration is expected and ideas are valued. A not-for-profit, mission-driven health system built on progress and partnerships. A courageous team that is always learning, never discouraged and forever curious.

    Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., you will find a robust system of award winning hospitals, Level 1 and 3 trauma centers, Level 3 NICU, Institute of Orthopedics and Neurosciences, multi-specialty physician practices, and The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute.

    Carilion is where you can make your own path, make new discoveries and, most importantly, make a difference. Here, in a place where the air is clean, people are kind and life is good. Make your tomorrow with us.
    Requisition Number: 138750
    Employment Status: Full time
    Location: CNRVMC - Carilion New River Valley Medical Center
    Shift: Any Day, Any Shift
    Shift Details: Days, Mids, Nights, Weekends, Holidays
    Recruiter: KARYN B FARRELL
    Recruiter Phone: 540-224-5383
    Recruiter Email:
    For more information, contact the HR Service Center at 1-800-599-2537.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

    Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace. Please see job description


Keywords: Carilion Clinic, Blacksburg , Physician Asst I ED NRV, Healthcare , Christiansburg, Virginia

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