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Physician Assistant

Category

Clinical

Organization:

Charlotte Community Health Clinic

Location:

Charlotte, North Carolina • Mecklenburg County

Date Needed:

September 28, 2020

Type Of Position:

Full Time

Education Required:

Master's

Experience Required:

3-5 year(s)

Date Of Job Posting:

September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Charlotte Community Health Clinic offers high-quality medical, dental and behavioral health services for children and adults. We are currently seeking a Physician Assistant to join our team. Responsibilities include providing high quality medical care, patient education, strict adherence to HIPPA guidelines, enjoy working in team environment, and involvement in Quality Improvement activities. This is a full-time position and will report to the Chief Medical Officer.

Duties:
• Provide medical services to patients, inclusive of all functions necessary to provide quality medical care
• Develop treatment plans for acute and chronic diseases
• Educate and guide patients on disease prevention, disease management and healthy lifestyle habits
• Provide monitoring and continuity of care between patient visits
• Contribute to teamwork and communications.
o Work within a clinical care team to achieve patient and team goals, participate in regular staff meetings, and collaborate with other disciplines to achieve desired outcomes
o Work within the provider team, including participating in regular staff meetings and collaborating with other providers to achieve desired outcomes for the clinic’s patient population as a whole
o Collaborate with physician clinical supervisor for chart review and continued education
• Provide administrative, staff development and student supervisory responsibilities as needed
• Participate in Quality Improvement activities

Required Skills and Values:
• Ability to successfully complete skills validation and competency testing on skills to include but not limited to
o Job knowledge, including continuous learning
o Analysis and clinical judgment
o Patient and team communication
• Ability to work with management team and physicians; demonstrated customer service skills, interpersonal skills and communication skills
• Core values consistent with a patient and family centered approach to care and commitment to being part of the provision of a patient-centered medical home
• Passionate and longitudinal commitment to being part of reducing health disparities through your work
• Shared commitment to our organizational values of providing accessible, culturally-appropriate, high quality health and wellness services with sensitivity, respect and trust
• Professional, appropriate, effective, and tactful communication skills, including written, verbal and nonverbal
• Positive attitude and respectful, professional customer service
• Acknowledges patient’s rights on confidentiality issues, maintains patient confidentiality at all times, and follows HIPAA guidelines and regulations
• Proactive patient advocate, responding with empathy and respect to resolve patient and family concerns, and recognizes opportunities for improvement to meeting patient concerns
• Collaborative community advocate for community health for a vulnerable patient population, growing knowledge of the community resource network for low-income and other vulnerable patients and making referrals as needed for patient care and with consideration of limited patient resources
• Continuous self-educator on providing quality care and improving professional skills
• Team orientation
• Openness to evolution and change in how we deliver care, as Charlotte Community Health Clinic continuously evolves to advance the wellbeing of our patients and community

Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies
• Successful passage of the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam
• Current or eligible for PA licensure in North Carolina
• Strongly preferred 2-4 years in experience in community-based primary care, including work with low-income, uninsured patients
• Bilingual in English and Spanish strongly preferred
• Experience with EPIC EMR preferred

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