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Our multi-specialty ophthalmology practice located in West Monroe, Louisiana has an immediate opening for a full-time Physician Assistant in the field of ophthalmology specifically treating diabetic patients, patients with macular degeneration, and other diseases of the retina. This job entails working side by side with our board certified ophthalmologist who is fellowship trained in diseases of the retina and vitreous.
We currently employ three full-time Physician Assistants and are eager to hire an additional Physician Assistant to work alongside our retina surgeon who will to train and educate the right candidate. Haik Humble Eye Center offers full on the job training as well as very competitive pay.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Physician Assistant: 2 years (Required)
- Applicants must hold a current, valid, unrestricted license in the state of Louisiana and must be certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
- Note: Applicants ready for Physician Assistant Preceptorship encouraged to apply
- In collaboration with the physician, treat patients to assess, diagnose, plan treatment, set priorities and realistic outcomes, and evaluate the effectiveness of patient care.
- Review patient histories, conduct physical examinations, and record the data in the patient's medical record; write progress notes and narrative summaries; prepare patient workups and summaries noting pertinent positive and negative findings. Record normal/abnormal data for review by the physician. Document all patient encounters in medical records.
- Review outside records including clinic notes, hospital records, lab, and other test results.
- Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures specific to the work environment after demonstrated competency and within the guidelines of scope of practice and credentialing protocols to assist physician in diagnosing medical and surgical problems for patients seen in clinics.
- Order appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including but not limited to ophthalmic ultrasounds, retina imaging, fluorescein angiographies, CT scans, visual fields and fundus photography; explain the necessity, preparation, nature, and anticipated effects of scheduled diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to the patient.
- Follow up on the results of such testing and procedures with appropriate notification of supervising physician and patients. Assess educational needs of the patients/families. Coordinate care and refer to other medical professionals as needed.
- Postoperatively monitor progress of patients, report progress to supervising physician, and document all pre- and post-op education in patients’ medical record.
- May participate in work assignments for assigned nursing and technical personnel in collaboration with clinical managers and supervising physician; review the work of other staff; assist in the training of new clinic personnel.
- Collaborate with clinical staff to complete patient paperwork including medication authorizations, durable medical equipment requests, and disability paperwork.
- Utilize prescriptive privileges only for identified patient population.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work required of this position. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.
This position is full-time with competitive pay and benefits. Must have a flexible schedule. Clinical hours vary Monday through Friday. Candidates must have the ability to work until 8 pm Tuesday and Thursday. Saturday/Sunday PRN.