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Physician Assistant (PA) - Mcallen, TX

Company: Loyal Source Government Services
Location: Mcallen
Posted on: September 11, 2018

Job Description:

Family Practice/Primary Care opening in McAllen, Texas. This and other physician assistant jobs brought to you by Loyal Source is hiring a Physician Assistant to work with Customs and Border Protection in Mcallen, TX.REQUIREMENTS:

  • Graduate of a school of professional Physician Assistant Studies. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Texas State License
  • The duration of clinical experience must total at least 1 year. In any combination of family medicine, emergency medicine, acute care, ambulatory care, and/or public/community health medicine.
    • Initiates and maintains compliance with CBP/BP policies for accreditation.
    • Provides direct care to detainees.
    • Works within Scope of Practice and performs functions outlined in the Protocols for Physician Assistants, BP First Aid Unit Standard Operating Procedures.
    • Performs medical histories on detainees entering the processing center and completes necessary paperwork on them.
    • Evaluates and provides care to detainees per SOP, with medical follow-up, on sick call, or who are walk-ins.
    • Serves as a shift supervisor on duty to other contracted medical personnel.
    • Provides emergency and First Aid treatment within Scope of Work until care is transferred to local healthcare system as appropriate.
    • Performs limited, minor surgical procedures that do not require extensive care, labs, or radiographic studies. These might include such things as simple suturing of uncomplicated lacerations, incision and drainage of simply cysts.
    • Reviews/reevaluates daily or as necessary, those cases requiring ongoing medical/pharmaceutical attention.
    • Carries out orders authorized by the physician supervisor.
    • Provides relevant patient health education to detainees verbally and/or with handouts.
    • Documents all detainee contacts.
    • Documents medical/psychiatric problems on the Problem List in the detainee's chart and initiates a plan of treatment, referring for further medical treatment as appropriate.
    • Coordinates health care needs of detainees with other staff members and coordinates referrals to off-site providers as required.
    • Performs record keeping functions in accordance with program policies.
    • Maintains patient confidentiality and confidentiality of medical records.
    • Applies knowledge of drugs and therapeutics when prescribing and dispensing medication.
    • Maintains safety when dispensing medications and is continually cognizant of the potential hazard of drug hoarding and trafficking among detainees.
    • Destroys and properly disposes of all needles/syringes.
    • Maintains non-involvement in detainee care and custody.
    • Assists in the disposal of biologically hazardous wastes on a regular basis.
    • In certain circumstances, as deemed necessary, may takes blood, urine specimens, sputum samples, etc. for laboratory analysis (examples might include such things as glucose finger sticks, pregnancy tests); however, in most cases, detainees will be referred to local healthcare if laboratory or radiological studies are required Interprets selected laboratory findings.
    • Takes direct and indirect action to isolate and quarantine cases and provide health safety and treatment for all employees and detainees at the facility when contagious diseases or chronic health problems are evident.
    • Assists in maintenance of medical equipment and quality control of laboratory reagents.
    • Attends general/medical staff meetings.
    • May assist in maintaining medical supply stock level, restocking as needed. May order supplies (lab and otherwise) from the allowable supplies list as appropriate.
    • May serve as medical escort of detainees as needed, for transfer to local healthcare.
    • May serve at other BP medical facilities on temporary duty.
    • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
    • If an Infirmary (Short-Stay Unit) is onsite, may do daily rounds on patients and notify the Physician, or Clinical Director of any abnormal findings. For more information, please contact Tim Sherry

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