OPPORTUNITY:

Business Staffing of America, Inc., is seeking to contract with an experienced Emergency Physician Assistants for a Federally supported client in San Antonio, TX 78234

BACKGROUND:

This is an opportunity to provide Emergency Medical Services to the Brooke Army Medical Center while enhancing our Nation's security by ensuring the nation has a health military force capable of providing the full range of military operations supported by a combat ready healthcare system sustaining the health of the DoD beneficiaries. Health care services for eligible beneficiaries are provided at Military Treatment Facilities located on or near military installations or posts. Clinics are outpatient facilities offering primary care or simple specialty care (routine exams, tests, treatments). Medical Centers offer tertiary (sophisticated diagnosis/treatment of any ailment), secondary, and primary care, hospital services, preventive services, blood bank, and outpatient services. In addition, Medical Centers offer graduate
medical education programs for physicians and other training programs for nursing and ancillary personnel.

HOURS:

  • Duty hours will include 8-12 hour shifts and a 30 minute unpaid break (Total of 40 hours per week).
  • The operating hours include days, evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • The duty hours may change at the discretion of the Chief, Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM) or his/her designee.

DUTIES:

  • Provide a full range of Physician Assistant services in primary and specialty medical care within limits of training and privileges granted by the MTF (e.g. provide general screening and medical care and examinations of patients for routine, acute and chronic conditions involving any and all organ systems; provide immunizations; diagnose, treat and counsel patients as indicated)
  • Technically direct and provide care for a variety of diseases and types of injuries (i.e., acute,
    chronic, major and minor trauma), and the skills to recognize emergency conditions in order to diagnose,
    prescribe for and treat diseases, disorders, and injuries, and refer the more complex cases and serious
    conditions to qualified medical personnel and perform designated treatment.
  • Promote preventive care and health maintenance including annual physicals, positive health
    behaviors and self-care through both formal and individual education and counseling.
  • Prescribe in accordance with approved treatment protocols and Pharmacy and Therapeutics
    Committee approved medications and immunizations
  • Identify a medical problem and determine appropriate action to meet the problem, including
    referral to a physician.
  • Perform specific diagnostic and therapeutic practices and procedures in accordance with scope of
    practice.
  • Establish collaborative rapport with physician, nursing and others in order to promote and
    facilitate primary care services.
  • Teach patients and family member’s healthy regimen and responsibility for achieving wellness.
  • Attend staff meeting to provide case discussion, continuing education and continuous quality improvement.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must maintain a current, valid, unrestricted license to legally Practice in one of the 50 states in the United States, or the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a U.S. Territory
  • Certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
  • Must have ACLS, ATLS, and PALS certification
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)
  • Must have 2 years minimum experience practicing as a Physician Assistant in Urgent Care Centers or Emergency Departments within the last 4 years.

SKILLS:

  • shall be able to read, write, and speak English well enough to effectively communicate with patients.
  • shall have sufficient experience and skills to be able to adequately perform the tasks identified above.

EDUCATION:

  • Graduate of a Physician Assistant (PA) Fellowship training program