TMC HealthCare is Southern Arizona's regional nonprofit hospital system with Tucson Medical Center at its core. Each day staff comes to work to use their skills and expertise to improve the health of the entire community, from birth to the end of life.
Assists the rheumatologist in the management of general rheumatology patients, performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures under the supervision of the physician. Works closely with and assists the physician in providing quality, efficient, ongoing, cost-effective care in-patient and out-patient, under the direction of the supervising physician.
Provides care as appropriate to rheumatology patients in an ambulatory out-patient setting with the oversight of the physician.
Orders labs and x-rays per protocol and ensures the results are viewed and acted on under the guidance of the physician
Assists in chronic care planning, patient education, and management of chronic rheumatology illness.
Completes physical exam, including past history, major medical intervention, medication history, and pertinent family history.
Documents each patient visit including findings, outcomes, and course of treatment.
Dictates history and physical according to TMC standards of time and format.
Documents medical information as provided by reference source and physician.
Confers with physicians regarding difficult and complex issues of patient care.
Adheres to TMC organizational and department-specific safety, confidentiality, values, policies and standards.
Performs related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree and completion of an approved physician assistant program.
EXPERIENCE: Internship and three (3) years experience.
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: A current Physician’s Assistant license in state of Arizona and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and DEA certifications required. Dept Specific: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of physician assistant regulations and practices along with prescribing regulations
Skill in applying medical care and knowledge in the area of rheumatology.
Skill in caring for chronic medical conditions, rheumatology and other functions and maintaining thorough records.
Ability to apply use of Code via CPT and ICD-10.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to inquiries or complaints from employees, patients and/or their representatives, and the general public.
Ability to calculate figures and compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.