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Physician Assistant - Advanced Illness Management

Company: Empatia
Location: Pinehurst
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

Our Company: -Empatia is a member of the Gentiva family - an industry leader in hospice, palliative, home health, and personal home care. Our place is by the side of those who need us, offering physical, spiritual and emotional support to patients and their families so they may make the most of every moment. We believe that better care for caregivers and clinicians means better care for everyone, so we offer ongoing professional training, lower nurse-to-patient ratios, and comprehensive benefits for eligible employees. Here, you'll join gifted colleagues who make a lasting difference in people's lives every day. - - - - Overview: Join us to make a difference when life matters mostWe believe every day is an opportunity to make care more personal and life more comfortable. That's why we offer personal care, palliative care and hospice to give people the care they need with dignity, grace, and love.--- -The Physician Assistant (PA) in our Advanced Illness Management (AIM) program will: -

  • Work in collaboration with the Professional Services Corporation (PSC) Physician or supervising physician, Primary Care Physician, and other palliative team members to deliver advanced illness management and palliative care by providing diagnosis, treatment and follow-up for patients referred to Empatia.
  • Take responsibility for advanced illness management from the initial assessment through discharge. Assessment at a minimum should include: - disease-specific changes, decline or change in function, nutrition and/or cognition, inadequately controlled pain or other distressing symptoms, falls, infections or similar events, the impact of the disease burden on the patient's condition, caregiver and/or family's quality of life.
  • Establish the treatment plan, individualized for each patient, in consultation with the patient, family and other members of the Advanced Illness team, to include the PCP.
  • Facilitate obtaining care for patient when a need is identified. (Deleted in accordance with POC)
  • Participates in evening/weekend call as required, conducting on-call services in a clinically competent and responsive manner.
  • Prescribe medications including controlled substances to the extent delegated and licensed, in accordance with state law. Order and interpret laboratory, imaging and other diagnostic tests within the scope of professional practice. Order treatments and durable medical equipment as indicated.
  • Communicate clinical findings to the PSC Physician as needed, but no less than bi-weekly. Re-assess effectiveness of treatment plan on a regular basis and modify as needed.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with supportive care team (e.g., Social Worker and RN Care Manager), as applicable, and involve team (internally and externally) when patient's -deleted plan warrants team participation to achieve desired outcome.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. About You: Physician Assistant (PA) Specialized Knowledge/Skills:
    • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
    • Independent decision making and self motivation.
    • Working knowledge or understanding of: principles of Palliative Medicine, including when a patient may be appropriate for home health or hospice care; Medicare/Medicaid regulations; and interdisciplinary process; value based and/or accountable organization requirements
    • Meets mandatory continuing education requirements of Gentiva and licensing board.
    • Must be able to work efficiently with electronic medical record software.
    • Approximate percent of time required to travel for training/education of Physician Assistant: 10-20%.Education/Experience:
      • Minimum of Masters of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) or Masters of Clinical Health Services (MCHS) from an accredited ARC-PA program, or an equivalent as allowed under state law
      • Minimum of two years Physician Assistant experience
      • Physician Assistant specialty in Family or Adult Medicine preferred
      • Value Based Care practice experience preferred
      • Practice experience with Part B billing
      • Able to work autonomously in an Advanced Practice RoleLicenses/Certifications/Agreements:
        • Current license as a Physician Assistant as required by state law for Physician Assistant licensure
        • Current Physician Assistant National Certification, PA-C
        • Collaborative agreement with a supervising physician, that is part of the Professional Services Corporation, that is agreeable to supervise work in advanced illness management and palliative care program, as required by state law
        • Part B Provider certification
        • Federal DEA license
        • State DEA license (if required)
        • Current automobile insurance and valid driver's licenseTraining/Equipment:
          • Fluent competence in computer/smart phone navigation
          • Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Powerpoint
          • Must have and maintain reliable transportation to be used for work. We Offer:
            • Comprehensive Benefits Package: Health Insurance, 401k Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, PTO
            • Opportunity to participate in a Fleet Program
            • Competitive Salaries
            • Mileage Reimbursement
            • Professional growth and development opportunities Legalese:
              • This is a safety-sensitive position
              • Employee must meet minimum requirements to be eligible for benefits
              • Where applicable, employee must meet stage specific requirements
              • We are proud to be an EEO employer
              • We maintain a drug-free workplace Location: Empatia

Keywords: Empatia, Fayetteville , Physician Assistant - Advanced Illness Management, Healthcare , Pinehurst, North Carolina

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