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The USC Keck School of Medicine, Division of Geriatric, Hospital, Palliative and General Internal Medicine (GHPGIM) is seeking a Physician Assistant to join our team at our private practice site at the Keck Medical Center of USC on the Health Sciences Campus.Â This is a full time Clinical Instructor of Medicine (Practitioner), faculty position.Â The successful candidate will assist our faculty with our âsame dayâ service âtriaging and supporting the healthcare needs of our patients in the primary care practice.
Overall responsibilities include:
TheÂ Physician AssistantÂ will be responsible for evaluation and management of a wide variety of Internal Medicine outpatients.Â Â The PA will provide guidance, direction, and assistance to the healthcare team in maintaining optimum quality of care of patients.
Specific responsibilities include:
Conducts in-depth interviews with patient and obtains medical histories
Identifies and records pertinent progress of patients, updating and summarizing charts, changing orders when appropriate and notifying the responsible physician of changes in patientsâ conditions
Performs appropriate physical examinations and procedures such as injections and immunizations
Develops and implements patient management plans, including the coordination of referrals to specialty and social services
Directly performs or orders appropriate diagnostic studies
Initiates consultations and monitors scheduling of patients for diagnostics studies
Performs and/or interprets common laboratory, radiological, and other routine diagnostic testing
Writes appropriate medication prescriptions
Maintains compliance with established University and department policies and procedures, quality assurance, safety, environmental, and infection control and complies with requirements of accreditation and regulatory agencies.
Participates in in-service education programs and professional associations.
Possession of current certificate of completion from a Physician Assistant program and the NCCPA
Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support certifications
2 yearsâ experience in ambulatory and/or acute care setting preferred
Highest level of professionalism.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Flexibility, adaptability, and ability to function on a team.
Good organizational skills.
Basic proficiency in computer-based medical record retrieval, data entry, and database programs.
Knowledge of applicable laws/policies/principles/etc.
The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.Â Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Competitive salary and benefits are offered and commensurate with experience.
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