Functions as a physician assistant in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Clinical services to be provided in the following locations/settings:
Independently assess, diagnose, & develop treatment plans for patients in the area of Infectious
Diseases in accordance with protocols and standards of care.
Elicits and records a comprehensive and accurate past medical and social history and review of
systems for ID and HIV patients.
Performs appropriate physical exams and health maintenance, to establish a treatment plan and
follow-up care including any need for referrals, physician intervention, or hospitalization.
Differentiates between normal and abnormal findings and orders appropriate diagnostic studies.
Prescribe, dispense or deliver medications under the practice agreement.
Maintains effective communication with physicians and providers regarding individual patient
care to develop a coordinated comprehensive care plan on cases involving complex medical or
Assess learning needs, readiness, and capabilities of individuals and families to tailor education
to meet the needs of the individual.
Counsels patients and their families when necessary in areas such as health maintenance,
medication adjustments and end of life issues.
Maintains strict confidentiality of patient information in accordance with HIPAA and handles all
matters professionally with sensitivity to racial, ethnic, and sexual orientation issues.
Maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, residents and the public.
Participate in development and implementation of divisional and departmental quality assessment/improvement/research programs and processes as requested.
Contribute toward the achievement of divisional and departmental goals.
Participate and contribute in/toward activities that enhance clinical expertise.
Participate in professional clinical activities in the division as scheduled, community and professional organizations as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Masters in Physician Assistant (concentration in chronic health and/or primary care preferred). Experience with patients with various types of Infectious Diseases preferred.
Must be a licensed PA by the Virginia Board of Medicine and a certified physician assistant by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).