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Physician Assistant

Overview
We're a Little Different
Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.
We don't believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.
At Mercy, you'll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We're a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.
Responsibilities and Qualifications
In office responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Obtains patient histories including complete or partial review of systems.
Performs physical exam based on history and chief complaint.
Forms judgments and/or diagnosis pertinent to the patient's presenting health status.
Analyzes data and formulates problem lists.
Establishes treatment plans.
Educates and answers all patient questions and concerns.
Initiates referral to other physicians or health care provider when appropriate.
Orders and coordinates health care with home care.
Sees patient's in-office postoperatively if needed.
Reviews reports from therapists and consultations from other physicians.
Handles incoming patient calls and responds in a timely manner.
Contacts patients with test results in a timely manner.
Triages patients who present for urgent problems.
Maintains communication with employers for worker's compensation cases.
Follows Mercy preventive health and clinical practice guidelines.
Starts clinic session on time.
Patient in-office wait times are consistently within clinic standard.
Sutures, ties knots and closes wounds as needed.
Follows-up on any abnormal lab tests.
Writes orders for tests and therapies.
Writes medication orders in accordance with state law.
Maintains communication with nursing staff.
Maintains an appropriate patient load consistent with level of experience.
Documents all patient interactions within 24 hours of the encounter using Mercy and CPT documentation guidelines.
Communicates effectively in verbal and written form with all levels of patients, staff, and management.
Ensures compliance with federal and state laws and accrediting agency standards.
In conjunction with the supervising and collaborating physician, reviews and documents their work and records practice activities in compliance with state and federal supervision and collaboration guidelines.
Meets clinic triage call and weekend responsibilities.
Observes universal precautions consistently.
Wears proper personal protective equipment when appropriate.
Wears clothing and Health System badge consistent with dress code, and attends to personal hygiene to maintain a clean, well-groomed appearance.
Meets Health System attendance standards.
Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
Because you're committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That's why you'll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:
Education: Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program.
Licensure: Recognized as a Physician Assistant in the State of Missouri by the State Board of Healing Arts.
Experience: Knowledge and demonstrated ability in diagnostic and therapeutic techniques required to practice medicine within the scope of practice of the supervising physician.
Certifications: Certification or pending certification by the National Committee for Certification of Physician Assistants.
Other: Clinical education, training and experience in area of clinical practice.
We'll Support You at Work and Home
Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a "top 100 places to work." We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We're proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.
What Makes a Good Match for Mercy
Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We're also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care €“ that's just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.
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