Responsible for providing general medical care and treatment of patients. Reviews and follows-up on diagnostic and laboratory tests and prescribes drugs in accordance with state laws and protocols established by the supervising physician.
Obtains and records health history and psychosocial history of patients.
Performs physical examinations and preventive health measures within prescribed guidelines and instructions of a physician.
Orders, interprets and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient’s clinical problems and health care needs.
Provides diagnosis and treatment of common acute illnesses within prescribed guidelines and instructions of a physician, as well as education, counseling and crisis intervention as they relate to acute care.
Records physical findings and formulates plan and prognosis based on patient’s condition.
Discusses case with physician and other healthcare professionals to prepare comprehensive patient care plan.
Submits health care plan and goals of individual patients for periodic review and evaluation by the physician.
Prescribes or recommends drugs in accordance with state laws and protocols established by the supervising physician and EVMS Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation policies.
Prescribes or recommends other forms of treatment such as physical therapy.
Refers patient to physician for consultation or to specialized health resources for treatment.
Obtains urine sample for drug screen and educate patient about the Opioid Treatment Agreement.
Continues current treatment protocol initiated by the physician; only with authorization of the physician may the clinician change or start new treatments.
Documents patient visit (comprehensive note) and send copy to patient’s referring and primary care physician within 24 hours.
Provides follow up on an “as needed basis” when attending physician has agreed that the acute problem has been resolved.
Follows EVMS Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation discharge policy and discuss with the attending physician reasons for recommended discharge, prior to discharging a patient.
Performs other duties as assigned
Masters of Physician Assistant and credentialed as a licensed physician assistant within the Commonwealth of Virginia
Nurse Practitioners must have a MSN with a nurse practitioner focus. Must be a licensed RN by the Virginia Board of Nursing and a certified nurse practitioner.