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Urgent Care PA in Central TX

Company: CHI Texas Division
Location: College Station
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Work Location: Bryan/College Station Express
St Joseph is a member of CommonSpirit Health whose mission is to nurture the healing ministry of the church, supported by education and research. CommonSpirit was created by the alignmentof Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health as a single ministry in early 2019. St Joseph Health System, based in Bryan, Texas for over 75 years, joined CHI in November of 2014 and is a proud member of the CHI Texas Division. This large system is supported by over 1400 Advance Practice Clinicians which consist of APRNs (NPs, CRNAs, CNM, and CRNAs) and Physician Assistants.
Job Summary: The Physician Assistant provides direct patient care in a fast-paced Express Care location. The clinic has a team atmosphere with a diversity of roles to include express care, occupational medicine, and primary care across the life span from newborn to geriatric patients. The APC will function in concert with the medical director in a multi-disciplinary collaborative team environment and be able to function independently. Schedule requires only 7 out of 14 days with extended hours and weekends. Volume expectations vary with 25 or more patients per workday.
Education and Certifications required:

  • Masters degree Graduate from an approved PA program;
  • Texas license,
  • National Board Certification
  • BLS (active).

    Experience: 1 year minimum experience in Family Practice or Express environment required;
    Salary and Benefits: Salary range is negotiable based upon experience.
    We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package to include sign on bonus and relocation for new hires+. Advanced Practice Clinicians (PA) receive reimbursement for continuing education, licensure and certification.
    Required Skills:

  • Flexible and willing to support organizational needs with regard to healthcare and market changes;
  • Solid clinical expertise with a commitment to patient care outcomes;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Willingness to serve as a team member and clinical leader in the workplace;
  • Customer service oriented.

    Core Competencies for Advanced Practice Clinicians (APC)

    • Obtain and record medical history;
    • Perform physical examinations including rectal and pelvic exams as appropriate;
    • Order, conduct, and interpret appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including but not limited to laboratory test, radiographic test, and EKGs;
    • Formulate a diagnosis ;
    • Identify and prescribe appropriate pharmacologic agents and non-pharmacologic interventions as allowed by the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners, Texas Board of Medicine, Prescriptive Authority/Collaborative Practice Agreement, And DEA regulations ;
    • Educate and counsel patients and families according to diagnosis ;
    • Make appropriate referrals to patient and family;

      Express special competencies: (Required or acquired within 90 days of hire)

      • Suturing of lacerations to include local and digital block anesthesia;
      • Certification in DOT examination;
      • Preform pre-employment and on the job injury evaluations;
      • Preliminary XRAY Interpretation (Physician availability to support treatment decision(s))
      • (Preferred)

        • Joint and musculoskeletal trigger points injections

Keywords: CHI Texas Division, College Station , Urgent Care PA in Central TX, Healthcare , College Station, Texas

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