Physician Assistant or APRN-Psychiatry

Overview
To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

The primary function of Physician Assistant (PA) is to provide comprehensive care to patients in collaboration with physicians. Each PA has a designated supervising physician.

Exemplifies behaviors reflecting Service Excellence and support of the Strategic Dimensions by modeling the Core Success Factors as described in the Performance Review.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Clinical Practice:
    • 1.1 Assists in the care of assigned patients, ensuring safe and efficient care.
  • 2. Education
    • 2.1 Identifies information needs of team members, patients and families. Provides related teaching and education to unit nurses and PA students.
  • 3. Patient Safety
    • 3.1 Immediately reports any concerns about patient safety to manager and/or Adminstration.
  • 4. Operations
    • 4.1 Follows all NEMG policies and procedures.

Qualifications

EDUCATION


Graduation from an accredited Physician Associate program required. Certified as a Physician Associate by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Associates. Both hold a valid Connecticut medical license, Connecticut Controlled Substance Registration and Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Certification.


EXPERIENCE


One (1) to two (2) years caring for patients preferred.


SPECIAL SKILLS


Excellent clinical, interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.


PHYSICAL DEMAND


MMR is required. Varivax (chicken pox vaccine) or evidence of prior chicken pox is required. Hepatitis B (or signed declination) is required for those with potential exposure to blood/body fluids.
Tdap and influenza vaccination are strongly encouraged.



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