Advanced Practice Clinician

Urgent Care - Rutherford - 507506 Winchester, Virginia Full-Time

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  • Entity: Valley Regional Enterprises
  • Shift: Rotating

Job Summary
This position is responsible for providing medical services to patients. Such medical services may include history and physician examination, evaluation of specific illnesses and/or injuries and planning for the effective treatment of diseases or injuries, both chronic and acute.
Accountable for patient care in such a way as to ensure the highest quality standards for the practice of medicine are achieved, within the scope of a physician’s assistant license, established medical protocols and expertise. Also, must use interpersonal skills to assure patient/customer satisfaction.
Collaborates with Physician who monitors and reviews patient care.
Accountable for assuring an efficient and productive office environment by performing activities necessary to accomplish this goal.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Clinical: Achieves customer satisfaction survey results set forth in department goals and measured by monthly surveys. Communicates clearly and concisely with the patient and family so that follow up calls from patient's family is limited. Communicates written orders, treatments and discharge instructions clearly and concisely to other Urgent Care team members and system departments, i.e. ED transfers. Does not call off for shifts without calling Med Director and attempting to provide coverage. Implements changes in process/protocol/operations set for by clinical lead teams and Directors. Maintains clinical skills, which is reviewed annually. Checklist includes, but not necessarily restricted to Lab Competence, EKG interpretation, x-ray interpretation, slit lamp examinations and soft tissue repairs. Must maintain 95% charts compliance audited in quarterly reports. Provides all patients with appropriate discharge and follow-up instructions. Provides care and treatment appropriate to the age of patients served. Provides competent, fiscally responsible and clinically effective patient evaluation and treatment as demonstrated through coding practices and chart completion/thoroughness. Remains calm during crisis situations or heavy patient work load, not reflecting stress on other clinical staff members. Sees all (after hour) Occ Health patients required and follows employer protocols. Will regularly rotate through all VRE UCC/OH/QC clinics as requested by the Director.
Administrative: Attends all of provider meetings which are held once a quarter. Participates/reviews staff meetings. Completes medical records concisely and clearly on a daily basis. Medical records must meet clinic standards as determined by the Medical Director. All records will be subject to both Medical Director and peer review. Complies with UCC/VRE/VHS operating policies and procedures. Indicates hours worked/time to timekeeper before the Monday of payroll. Makes an effort to cooperate with employers and the Workers Compensation Case Manager to ensure the proper treatment of the injured worker, consideration of appropriate use of time off and to assure correct, timely information flow to area employers. Reports to and coordinates schedules/vacation/CME with the Medical Director 60 days in advance.
Productivity: Completes documentation for services provided in a manner consistent with fair, ethical and nationally accepted standards as measured by a self-pay audit. Maintains volume and RVU standard.

PA must be a graduate of a program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission for Physician Assistant Programs (ARC-PA)

A minimum of one (1) year of physician’s assistant experience in a primary care or emergency care environment is preferredired.

Certification & Licensures
BLS Certification (Basic Life Support) - American Heart ‘Healthcare Provider’ (HCP) - AHA approved required *
Successful completion of a Board exam that is recognized by the Board of Medicine is required. Recertification, if required is necessary
Possesses and maintains an unrestricted license to practice in Virginia and/or West Virginia.
Possesses and maintains an unrestricted DEA license to prescribe in Virginia and/or West Virginia.
Must be willing to work in all VH UC/OH/QC clinics; carry licenses that allow for the capabilities; and be flexible with last minute assignments
* New hires must have American Heart Association (AHA) appropriate certification prior to completion of orientation.

• Must be thoroughly familiar with the principles and practice of a Physicians Assistant. Must have a general knowledge of the operation and administration of a medical office
• Must possess well-developed interpersonal skills to work smoothly and productively with patients as well as administrative, nursing and physician staff
• Maintenance of continuing education required by Virginia and/or West Virginia Boards of Medicine
• Must be able to perform activities that involve an independent evaluation or treatment of a patient’s medical condition
• Must be willing to receive additional training, as needed, and remain current on the skills necessary for the performance of required duties.
• Successful completion of an ACLS course if required within 120 days of the hire date
• The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span, possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status, and interpret the appropriate information needed in order to provide care for the age group of patients served
• Knowledgeable in the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological stages of human growth and development.
• Maintains and provides proof of CME requirements as put forth by the Virginia Board of Medicine.
• 90-day notice of resignation is required as specified in provider contract

Criminal Background Checks
VA State Police and/or WV State Background and Fingerprinting (WV Cares) (applicable state)
3rd party Background Check

Physical Demands
16 B Advanced Practice Clinician

FLSA Classification