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Physician Assistant, General Surgery Clinic in Hobbs

Location: Hobbs, NM
Company: St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health
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Covenant Health is seeking a full time, day shift Physician Assistant at the General Surgery Clinic in Hobbs.
Job Summary:
Provides primary health care and performs selective medical services under the direction of clinic physicians with minimal supervision.
Essential Functions:
- Obtains complete medical history and physical data on patients. Reviews patient records and interprets and integrates data to determine appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures needed.
- Performs complete physical exam and records all findings. Establishes presumptive diagnosis.
- Orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures. Records all findings and synthesizes data to determine preliminary diagnosis and therapeutic plan utilizing principles of prevention.
- Administers injections, immunizations, and oral medications. Sutures wounds. Prepares written prescription orders for drugs and controlled substances.
- Interviews and advises patients regarding health and illness prevention. Instructs patient and family regarding medications and treatment instructions. Provides patient education.
Minimum Position Qualifications:
Education :
- Graduation from an accredited Physician's Assistant program.
- Certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician's Assistants and must be licensed by the Texas Medical Board as a Physician Assistant
Covenant Health is celebrating over 100 years of serving Lubbock and our South Plains region. As the oldest and largest health system in Lubbock and the region, we currently employ over 5,200 people with a medical staff of over 600 physicians.
For over 100 years, Covenant has been driven by a mission of providing a Christian ministry of healing and caring for the whole person - mind, body and spirit. Our vision and differentiator is we are the only faith-based, integrated health network in the West Texas/eastern New Mexico region dedicated to a Christian ministry of healing.
As an expression of our mission, we believe we hold an important Covenant with our patients and try and treat every interaction as Sacred Encounters.
Our ministry includes six hospitals with over 1,100 licensed beds:
Covenant Medical Center - CMC
Covenant Children's
Covenant Specialty
Covenant Plainview - PLV
Covenant Levelland - LVL
Trustpoint (joint venture: Rehab Hospital of Lubbock)
Covenant Medical Group (CMG)
Covenant Health Partners
Hospice of Lubbock
Covenant Health's total service area includes 25 counties that covers most of West Texas and eastern New Mexico. The service area covers approximately 750,000 people and approximately 35,000 square miles.
Covenant provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Covenant complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Positions specified as "on call, per diem" refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in for staff vacancies.
Company: Covenant Health
Category: Physician Assistant
Req ID: R327078
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