Physician Assistant [Urology] [Full-time 40 hrs]

Pinehurst Surgical Clinic   Pinehurst, NC   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on November 19, 2022
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SUMMARY:

PA in Urology works under the supervision of a licensed Urologist to assist in the global management of urologic patients, including all aspects of pre-, intra- and post-operative care.

In general, urologic PAs are authorized to perform any duties delegated to them by their supervising physician that they feel comfortable performing. Often urologic PAs can take care of many routine urological problems, freeing the surgeon to concentrate on more complex patients.

General Duties & Responsibilities:
  1. Performs complete evaluations on patients of all ages (pediatric through geriatric)
  2. Orders and interprets appropriate lab, x-ray and special studies
  3. Establishes a working diagnosis based upon acquired data
  4. Develops a treatment plan for urological conditions in accordance with current urology practice and in conjunction with the Urologist
  5. Implements therapeutic intervention
  6. Provides appropriate follow-up care
  7. Exercises judgment on conditions requiring consultation, referral or evaluation by the supervising urologist or other healthcare professionals


Office Duties & Responsibilities
  1. Sees new and follow-up patients and provides problem-oriented intervention for their urological conditions
  2. Presents patients, when appropriate, to the supervising surgeon
  3. Assists in care, treatment and follow-up as needed
  4. Performs and/or assists in office procedures, including transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) volume studies, urodynamics, cystoscopies, post-void residual (PVRs) evaluations, difficult catheterizations, post-op voiding trails and other necessary procedures
  5. Orders and interprets lab, x-ray, special studies and clinical procedures and provides appropriate care and follow-up
  6. Evaluates, screens and counsels patients on health maintenance and promotes utilization of community resources
  7. Performs quality assurance

Requirements

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Graduated from an accredited Physician Assistant educational program; certification from American Academy of Physician Assistants

2. North Carolina Physician Assistant license required

3. Previous experience; one to two years of urology experience preferred

NOTE:

This document is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed. It is not intended to serve as an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, and responsibilities required of personnel so classified.