Job ID: 289502842  |  Last Updated: 8/31/2017

Physician Assistant

Navajo Area
Chinle, AZ
Applicant Contact
Helen Laughing-Hoskie
HR Specialist
(505) 726-5896
(505) 726-1386

Job Description

Become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Health Service (IHS) employees are considerate in our care, creative in our approach, enthusiastic about our work and compassionate with our patients.

Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.
The incumbent will serve as a Physician Assistant at one of the Service Unit's under Navajo Area: Chinle, Tsaile, Pinon, Kayenta, Inscription House, Red Mesa, Arizona, and Crownpoint, Tohatchi, Gallup, Shiprock, or Bloomfield, New Mexico.

Assess plans and provide comprehensive and therapeutic medical care to individual geriatric, adult, adolescent, pediatric and infant patients and their families.

Order and/or perform screening and diagnostic tests and procedures (lab studies, x-rays, electrocardiograms, audiograms, pulmonary functions tests, etc.)

Make diagnosis and decisions concerning medical and nursing care of patients, formulate and implement plan of care which may involve various treatment modalities, prescribing medications, consultation with other health care providers,
and referrals.

Provide emergency treatment and initiate emergency life saving measures as appropriate, i.e. cardiac arrest, shock, hemorrhage or overdose/poisonings, seizures, and emergency obstetric delivery.

Assure preparation of appropriate medical records for all patient visits to assure the accumulation and organization of all pertinent clinical data to provide comprehensive medical care.

Teach and counsel patients and family on disease prevention and health maintenance techniques.

Maintain and improve professional knowledge and skill, maintain current clinical competence and attend all mandatory training.

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