Physician’s Assistant

Location:

Student Health & Counseling Services

Primarily in the Office of Student Health Services, the Physician’s Assistant will regularly see students and perform any functions initiated by the supervising physician for which he/she is qualified and delegated by the supervising physician. The Physician’s Assistant is not precluded from making residential hall (house calls), hospital rounds, academic/non-academic buildings (emergency assistance) and/or serving as an ambulance attendant, if required.

Responsibilities:

• Gathers a database on all new student patients or established student patients with new or existing problems which may include a complete medical history and physical examination and medical record review.
• Orders the appropriate initial diagnostic studies and initiates a treatment plan transmitting that information orally, or through notation in the student patient’s medical record, to the supervising physician for review.
• Orders/selects all medications/ controlled substances, medical treatments or diagnostic studies in any health care setting in accordance with Rule 360-5-.07(8).
• Performs medical treatments, diagnostic procedures, or tasks as delegated by the supervising physician which falls within the normal scope of practice of the supervising physician.
• Instructs, counsels and involves student patient in the informed decision making process, with regards to the student patient illness or injury, therapeutic and diagnostic procedures, treatment regimens, normal growth and development, family planning, advanced directives, and health maintenance.
• Facilitates referrals of student patients to other medical providers, medical facilities, or other health/social service agencies when appropriate as per the delegation of the supervising physician.
• Requests, receives and signs for professional samples distributing professional samples to student patients in accordance with O.C.G.A. § 43-34-103(e.2).
• Represents and attends all aggregate functions (i.e.) Honors Convocation, Commencement Exercises, New Student & Parent Orientation, etc.

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in a health sciences related field from an accredited college or university
• Possession of a license as a Physician’s Assistant issued by the State of Georgia
• Considerable knowledge of medically related illness and basic medical theory and practice.
• Ability to discriminate between normal and abnormal findings.
• Ability to coordinate preventive services and collaborate in the ongoing care of student patients.
• Ability to refer student patients who require different medical therapies or consultation.
• Ability to deliver primary health and pharmacology.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse student patients, physicians, fellow employees, and Director of Student Health and Counseling Services.

Interested persons should submit a complete application packet which includes:

  • FVSU Application (include Job Title and Job Number)
  • Cover Letter (include Job Title and Job Number)
  • Resume
  • Copy of Official Transcript(s) – Diploma copies are not accepted in lieu of transcripts
  • List of three (3) Professional References including their contact information

Complete application packets should be emailed to hrfvsu@fvsu.edu, with the Job Title and Job Number in the subject line. Application packets that do not contain all required information will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.

Working Conditions & Physical Effort:

Working Conditions:
Monday- Friday 8am-5pm – Some evenings/nights and weekend work; light travel required (i.e.) transportation of students to medical facilities, professional staff development, etc.

Physical Effort:
The Physician Assistant should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position including examinations, formulate the diagnosis and treatment plan and educate residents. Physical activities include sitting, standing (up to 4 hours) walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending. The incumbent should be emotionally and mentally stable; and capable to perform the duties of the position.