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OPS Physician Assistant

Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Oct 17, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

OPS Physician Assistant

Job Summary
The OPS Physician Assistant (PA) provides psychiatry services to eligible students, including psychiatric evaluations and follow-up psychiatry appointments, within protocols established mutually with licensed medical professionals. Provides consultation, collaboration, and training to clinical staff. Works as an integral member of the interdisciplinary treatment team. Documents patient care in an electronic health record, maintains confidentiality of patient's personal health information, and provides care within the state of Florida scope of practice

Job Description

Essential Job Duties:
  • Provides general psychiatric care for students with emotional, social or academic problems.
  • Performs individual examinations and counseling to evaluate degree of disturbance and makes recommendations as to appropriate care.
  • Prescribes and monitors psychotropic medications and any changes in treatment in follow-up care of students as needed.
  • Advises student patients of potential benefits and side effects of medication. Provides instruction on drug administration and actions to take in the event of side effects. Orders lab tests and follows-up as appropriate.
  • Works with clinical staff to arrange psychiatric or emergency hospitalizations as needed. Arranges for the transfer of student records to and from other service providers.
  • Helps secure treatment for students requiring services beyond those provided on campus. Builds relationships with community hospital psychiatrists to facilitate hospitalizations and appropriate transfers of care.
  • Provides consultation, collaboration, and training to the clinical staff.
  • Works collaboratively and cooperatively with other mental health professionals within Counseling & Psychological Services, as well as primary care physicians at Student Health Services.
  • Prepares comprehensive records on patient evaluations, treatment and disposition.
  • Provides care that safeguards students' dignity and respects their cultural, psychosocial, and spiritual values.

Other Duties:

Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications:
  • Certification as a PA in accordance with Chapter 458, Florida Statutes*

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Promote a common purpose consistent with stated University goals and demonstrate a commitment to students and the learning environment
  • Master's degree from an accredited institution
  • Two years of experience in a primary health care setting
  • Experience with electronic health record

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Possess the knowledge of general written standards and procedures utilized, and have the ability to read, interpret, and follow procedural and policy manual related to the job tasks.
  • Demonstrate the ability to respond to supervision, guidance and direction in a positive, receptive manner and in accordance with stated policies.
  • Provide quality customer service by creating a welcoming and supportive environment.
  • Present a professional image in word, action and attire.
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with a diverse group of staff, faculty, students and the community in a service-oriented environment.
  • Apply effective techniques to create working relationships with others to achieve common goals; successfully communicates and collaborates with others to achieve goals.
  • Demonstrate skills necessary to look at situations and processes critically to make recommendations for improvement.

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