Classified Title: Physician Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG Starting Salary Range: Competitive; Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: AARP Headquarters, Washington, DC Department Name: Medicine, Division of Occupational Medicine Personnel Area: School of Medicine
The Department of Medicine, Division of Occupational Medicine is seeking a Physician Assistant. This position provides clinical and administrative coverage at the AARP Headquarters offices in Washington, D.C. The position reports directly to the Corporate Offices Clinical Coordinator for the AARP/JHU partnership. The position also works closely with the Executive Director and Assistant Director of the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide on-site clinical and health promotion services at the AARP onsite clinic in Washington, D.C.
Triage and treat, as appropriate, minor work related and non-work related injuries and illnesses.
Dispense over the counter and prescription medications in accordance with pre-established standing orders to employees with minor work-related and non-work related concerns (back pain, headache, pharyngitis).
Provide on-site specimen/lab collection for employees presenting lab orders from their PCP.
Perform urine drug screening and breath alcohol testing in accordance with company protocol.
Provide on-site testing for strep pharyngitis, UTI, influenza, hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia.
Provide support and case management for both work-related and non-work related conditions for the purposes of reducing illness and absenteeism.
Coordinate second opinions for employees absent due to workers compensation or disability, as necessary in adherence with company protocols.
Actively promote client's onsite clinic to encourage clinic use by client employees and/or their family members.
Effectively identify, evaluate, and address disease prevention and health promotion issues of the client employer population while administering quality patient care.
Educate client employees and/or family members about preventive care, medical issues, and use of prescribed medical treatments and/or medications. This could include smoking cessation, nutrition and weight management classes.
Coordinate, plan and deliver monthly health education seminars and general wellness events.
Provide referrals for AARP employees who need the attention of a primary care physician or specialist in adherence with company protocols.
Perform on-site physical assessments (pre-placement, return to work, fitness for duty) as required by AARP.
Provide travel immunizations and guidance for employees traveling abroad for company business.
Provide on-site patient education regarding illnesses, medications, treatments, etc.
Work collaboratively with patients and their PCP/Specialist to facilitate early diagnosis and management of acute and chronic health problems.
Administrative services provided to AARP include:
Maintain and revise as needed nursing procedures, protocols and standing orders.
Maintain adequate clinical supplies.
Maintain Letter of Permit Exception with the Washington, D.C. Department of Health/CLIA required for lab testing provided on-site.
Maintain patient medical records.
Work collaboratively with the Benefits team:
To coordinate and plan health and wellness events and initiatives;
To manage STD, LTD and workers' compensation claims;
To expand clinic services.
Provide crisis management/intervention, as needed.
Provide general medical advice to the AARP Human Resources and Safety/Risk Management departments.
Ensure the provision of prompt, appropriate clinical care to all patients in accordance with AARP and Johns Hopkins University protocols, State regulations and professional standards.
Develop relationships with clinical providers in the area to provide back-up clinical care.
Develop and implement new administrative policies and procedures as needed to ensure smooth operation of AARP onsite clinics.
Ensure timely and appropriate problem resolution and follow-up to AARP employees as required.
Ensure all patients receive prompt, courteous, friendly and professional attention to their needs and requests.
Ensure AARP onsite clinic facilities are neat, clean and attractive.
Conduct self in an exemplary fashion to achieve goals.
Bachelor's degree; Certification by the NCCPA or similar national certifying body; Completion of a CAAHEP certified Physician Assistant program. Must be licensed as PA by the DC Board of Physicians or other state where practicing. If state permits licensure without certification, must become certified by appropriate certifying agency within 9 months of hire. Minimum twelve months related experience (adult medicine). Current CPR certification required. Must maintain current licensure and all certifications during duration of employment.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Analytical ability necessary to evaluate and determine health status of patient and implement proper care.
Interpersonal skills necessary to interview, teach and counsel patients and interact with clients/employers
A comprehensive understanding of outpatient adult medicine, patient care procedures, medical protocols, testing procedures is necessary.
PC and PC applications along with other general office equipment;
Specialty equipment as indicated including:
Sitting, standing and walking for extended period. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s). Ability to move standard equipment through a hospital or clinical environment.
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