Physician Assistant

POSITION SUMMARY

Provides psychiatric evaluation and management services for adults in an inpatient and/or outpatient setting under the supervision of a designated TGC physician.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1.  Leads and maintains inpatient and/or outpatient interdisciplinary treatment teams, as assigned, and coordinates with all team, family, medical practitioners, and other involved community agencies by participating in and reviewing treatment plans and progress; and by consulting and collaborating with primary care physicians, therapists, nurses, and other health care providers.

2.  Performs inpatient and outpatient (as assigned) initial and ongoing psychiatric evaluation and management services by interviewing member, family, and other persons; conducting physical examinations, medical history, orders; prescribing medications as appropriate; obtaining informed consent; formulating overall assessment and diagnoses; and completing accurate and thorough documentation as per policy.

3.  Treats members by utilizing evidence based practices and best practices including psychotherapeutic practices and medications; discussing progress toward goals with members; providing instructions to members and families; monitoring effects of medications; and supervising staff in the provision of services as per the treatment plan, including progress towards goals and reassessments to achieve those goals.

4.  Participates in on-call coverage with other medical practitioners, as assigned.

5.  Performs Title 36 (Involuntary) pre-petition screening, assessments, and hospitalization admissions under the supervision of the Attending Psychiatrist.

6.  Enhances Medical Staff department's and The Guidance Center's reputation and community value by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments and providing excellent, responsive and welcoming customer service to internal and external customers and stakeholders.

7.  Assures high quality and safe services for members and staff by enforcing and adhering to policies, procedures, standards, rules, The Joint Commission requirements, and legal regulations; by participating in utilization and quality reviews; by utilizing a trauma-informed perspective and by availability for emergency consultations.

8.  Improves staff competence by providing clinical leadership, training and discussions regarding evidence-base practices/best practices on wellness, and psychiatric and physical health care.

9.  Participates in new initiatives such as integrated care, program enhancements, wellness programs, grants, community outreach, etc.

10.  Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION/KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS

Required:

Physician Assistant with successful completion of an accredited Physician Assistant program with emphasis in psychiatric care.

Current and valid Arizona State PA license with no restrictions.

Posses a current DEA license, including a buprenorphine waiver (may be completed post-hire).

Ability to complete privileging by TGC and all contracted health plans.

Strong computer and electronic medical record skills.

Ability to complete concurrent documentation.

Possess or ability to obtain an Arizona Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card.

Must be at least 21 years of age.

Valid Driver License with ability to pass TGC driver background screening.

Possess critical thinking skills, active listening and learning skills, learning strategies skills.

Willingness to learn.

Preferred:

Board Certified in Psychiatry.

ACCOMMODATIONS

TGC will provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, unless it would cause undue hardship.  We define reasonable accommodation as any change in the work environment or in the way a job is performed that enables a person with a disability to enjoy equal employment opportunities.  We will make a good faith effort to list any special requirements in our job descriptions.  The physical demands of this position warrant: Sedentary Work Occasionally lifting up to 10 pounds. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.