Radiation Research Society

Radiation Therapy Physician Assistant

American Institute of Dermatology P.A.
Sebring, Florida, United States
2 days ago

Description

SUMMARY:

Under the Dermatologist’s supervision, provides and manages direct and indirect Dermatologic care for all patients in the Practice receiving Superficial Radiation Therapy.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conducts Superficial Radiation Therapy treatment sessions independently, administering doses of radiation to specific body parts, using radiation therapy equipment according to established practices and standards as directed by supervising physician.
  • Conducts Photodynamic therapy (PDT) on patients for the treatment of Actinic Keratosis, Acne and other conditions.
  • Performs evaluation and management on assigned patients; as well as direct and indirect follow up to ensure patients are treated with the highest standards of care.

  • Orders, performs, confirms receipt of results and interprets diagnostic tests in order to care for the patient.

  • Notifies supervising physician regarding any unusual, unexpected, and suspicious events or problems requiring direct physician involvement.

  • Prescribes pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate to treat medical conditions.

  • Assists in providing pre-op and post-op care informing physician of pertinent findings.

  • Refers patients to specialists and to relevant patient care services or providers as appropriate.

  • Writes progress notes on patients' charts reflecting patient encounter, side effects of medications, options, risks, benefits of treatment plan or procedure.

  • Directs and coordinates the patient care activities of medical assistants and support staff as required. i.e. Patient messages, refill requests, general messages and emergencies.

  • Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings, and workshops.

  • Follows established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards as well as HIPAA.

  • Completes education directed assignments for patients, providers, and outside activities.

  • Organizes outside sponsors to coordinate educational, promotional and community activities.

  • Sells medical and skin care products with knowledge of use, side effects, and regimens to best suit skin care types.

  • Develops training strategies, trains and oversees medical assistants to ensure better quality patient care.

  • Reviews medical records for any purpose.

  • Maintains adequate knowledge to appropriately utilize office protocols including computer programs and protocols for other posts throughout the office that affect medical and financial outcomes.

  • Ensures strict confidentiality of all records.

  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

  • Complies with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.

  • Complies with all policies and procedures of American Institute of Dermatology, P.A.



Requirements

EDUCATION & TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:

State of Florida Physician Assistant’s License; four academic years of pre-professional and professional study, including graduation from a physician assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant; certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants; previous work experience generally required.

NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress.

  • Knowledge of legal and ethical standards for the delivery of medical care.

  • Knowledge of relevant drugs and non-pharmaceutical patient care aids and ability to prescribe and instruct patients in correct usage.

  • Knowledge of community medical diagnostic and patient care services in Dermatology.

  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.

  • Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements.

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

  • Knowledge of current principles, methods and procedures for the delivery of medical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment in Dermatology.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.

  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.

  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.

  • Ability to orient and train selected staff when necessary.

  • Organizing resources and establishing a list of priorities related to a patient care environment.

  • Ability to research and present medical topics.

  • Ability to perform public speaking engagements.

OTHER ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

  • Regular attendance, ability to work overtime and to work outside of regular office hours.

  • Able to reliably work assigned schedule, arriving on time for work.

SCHEDULE:

  • Two days per week.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58744152
  • Location:
    Sebring, Florida, United States
  • Position Title: Radiation Therapy Physician Assistant
  • Company Name: American Institute of Dermatology P.A.
  • Job Function: Dermatology (PA)
  • Job Type: Part-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Master's Degree
  • Min Experience: None
  • Required Travel: None
  • Salary: $35.00 (Hourly Wage)

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