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Company: Baylor Scott & White Health

Location: Temple, TX

Date Posted: July 24, 2014

Source: Baylor Scott & White Health

**Baylor Scott & White Health**

**Physician Assistant- Temple Memorial Location**

**Join Baylor Scott & White Health**
Explore a system of rewards and unmatched opportunities with health care's brightest minds.

Turn talent into success with Baylor Scott & White Health.

Baylor Health Care System, based in Dallas, and Scott & White Healthcare, based in Temple, Texas, have formed a new organization that combines the strengths of their two nationally recognized health systems. For an industry undergoing fundamental changes, Baylor Scott & White Health provides a new vision and more resources, offering patients continued exceptional care. Baylor Scott & White Health includes 43 hospitals, more than 500 patient care sites, more than 6,000 affiliated physicians, 34,000 employees and the Scott & White health plan.

***Job Summary:***

Provides patient services under the direct supervision and responsibility of the designated supervising staff physician, including obtaining medical and personal histories, performing physical exams, educating patients and families, and prioritizing ...

**Baylor Scott & White Health**

**Physician Assistant- Temple Memorial Location**

**Join Baylor Scott & White Health**
Explore a system of rewards and unmatched opportunities with health care's brightest minds.

Turn talent into success with Baylor Scott & White Health.

Baylor Health Care System, based in Dallas, and Scott & White Healthcare, based in Temple, Texas, have formed a new organization that combines the strengths of their two nationally recognized health systems. For an industry undergoing fundamental changes, Baylor Scott & White Health provides a new vision and more resources, offering patients continued exceptional care. Baylor Scott & White Health includes 43 hospitals, more than 500 patient care sites, more than 6,000 affiliated physicians, 34,000 employees and the Scott & White health plan.

***Job Summary:***

Provides patient services under the direct supervision and responsibility of the designated supervising staff physician, including obtaining medical and personal histories, performing physical exams, educating patients and families, and prioritizing and assessing patients.

INTERVIEWS AND EXAMINES PATIENTS TO DETERMNIE EACH PATIENT'S SYMPTOMS AND PREPARES PATIENT DATABASE TO CREATE OR UPDATE PATIENT FILES.

* Performs comprehensive examinations and appropriate medical screening procedures and accurately, clearly, and concisely records pertinent information in patient records.

ASSISTS IN THE FORMULATION OF DIAGNOSTIC, THERAPEUTIC AND FOLLOW-UP PLANS.

* Interprets laboratory data accurately and orders appropriate laboratory investigations while following established protocols.

ASSISTS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF DIAGNOSTIC AND TREATMENT PROTOCOLS.

* Follows-up on patient status and diagnostic tests as appropriate and reports relevant information to supervising physician.

MAINTAINS EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION WITH SUPERVISING PHYSICIAN AND OTHER PATIENT CAREGIVERS REGARDING PATIENT CARE DECISIONS AND DOCUMENTS EACH PATIENT VISIT TO MAINTAIN AND UPDATE PATIENT RECORDS.

* Communicates in a clear and concise manner any information that may influence the patient's treatment program or well-being, including preparing clinical progress notes and other required documentation in accordance with Scott & White policies.

* Dictates or records complete and accurate information in patients' records.

PERFORMS OTHER POSITION APPROPRIATE DUTIES AS REQUIRED IN A COMPETENT, PROFESSIONAL AND COURTEOUS MANNER.

REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY:

* Communicates all relevant information to patients and family members in a calm professional manner.

* Takes responsibility to understand and complete professional and technical requirements and provide Scott & White with the necessary documentation on such requirements.

* Passed exam given by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician's Assistant

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