Physician Assistant

Lifespan • Providence, RI 02901

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

Reporting to the Medical Director will provide compassionate and excellent patient care by performing courteous efficient and accurate service. Assess plan and provide care under the supervision of a physician. Examine and treat general as well as urgent care patients to ensure proper injury care disease prevention diagnosis treatment and recovery. Prescribe and administer medication perform routine vaccinations and provide advice regarding personal health. Request necessary tests and follow-up visits and refers patients to specialists as necessary.


Assess plan and treat patient needs within an urgent care setting and triage patients to differentiate between immediate and less urgent care.

Assess plan and treat patients under the supervision of a physician (when necessary).

Effectively manage private pre-employment and workers comp patients.

Ensure proper diagnosis handling and recovery.

Order labs tests injections referrals and prescribe medications.

Perform digital blocks and regional anesthesia. Perform minor outpatient surgical procedures such as wound closure and management incision and drainage and needle biopsy.

Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures such as aspirations and injection of joints bursas and cysts. Perform closed reductions of fractures and dislocations. Apply and modify braces casts splints and other orthopedic appliances.

Order collect and perform appropriate laboratory and diagnostic studies such as routine laboratory tests EMG electrocardiograms and radiological examinations including arthrogram practices and procedures set forth by the government Board of Directors as well as clients.

Consult with other physicians on medical care of patients.

Take patient histories and vital signs as necessary.

Communicate patient needs diagnosis and course of treatment to the patient as well as other clinical staff and instruct and educate patients about discharge instructions if applicable.

Create an individualized plan of care based on physical psychosocial and age specific assessments of the patient as well as patient's input and history.

Delegate work appropriately to other caregivers and insures accuracy of delegated work.

Maintain an adequate patient flow on-site by directing assisting clinical staff.

Maintain quality assurance of charts and testing.

Handle telephone calls about services rendered from company accounts patients physicians as well as other staff.

Provide accurate and timely documentation to clinic staff and insurance carriers.

Maintain patient records for clinical use medical records use billing use physicians review etc.

Serve as a resource person for other clinical staff.

Help produce and maintain patient education instruction hand-outs.

Attend required provider staff meetings.

Accept and assume responsibility for special projects as they arise and all other duties assigned.

Other information:


Bachelor?s Degree and graduate of accredited physician assistant program required. Must be board certified by NCCPA.

Current license as physician assistant in the State of Rhode Island required

Certified in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS)

Knowledge of basic emergency department internal medicine generalist occupational medicine and family practice procedures required.

Organizational and analytical skills necessary to maintain efficient workflow.

Ability to adjust responsibilities to accommodate a fast-paced work environment while maintaining excellent customer service and staff interactions.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively and courteously deal with patients and families clients coworkers clinical staff and physicians.

Progressive thinking for budget training and quality issues.

Strong leadership qualities.


Two years of related experience required. Prior experience as a medic or within an urgent care or emergency department setting preferred.


Healthcare environment such as acute care hospital physicians? office and ancillary healthcare enterprises. Any hazards are minimized by adherence to established safety procedures and precautions.



Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status. Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Location: Lifespan Physician Group Inc. USA:RI:Providence


Work Type: Full Time

Shift: 1

Union: Non-Union


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