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Bozeman Health Palliative Care - Physician Assistant in Bozeman, Montana

Position Summary:

The Physician Assistant (PA), under the direction of a supervising physician, will function as an independent healthcare provider working collaboratively with a multidisciplinary health team to provide comprehensive Palliative Care both inpatient and outpatient (office visits, telehealth, and home/ALF/SNF visits) while demonstrating a high degree of clinical expertise. Experience or advanced training in Palliative Care or related specialties is preferred. The Palliative Care inpatient service is staffed 7 days per week and the provider would be expected share in the weekend/holiday rotation with the other Advance Practice Clinicians (APCs). The Palliative Care outpatient service is available on weekdays and is currently purely consultative with a goal to add future prescribing capabilities.

The provider would be part of a multidisciplinary team consisting of a Physician Medical Director, other Advance Practice Clinicians (APCs), and Social Workers to consult regarding symptom management related to life-limiting illnesses (eg. pain, dyspnea, nausea, constipation, psychosocial stress, etc), end of life care, goals of care discussions and serious illness planning/communication, advance care planning completion, and hospice transitions. The provider would be responsible for providing direct individualized patient care and treatment with responsibility for assessing, examining, diagnosing, and analyzing the patient's current health condition and developing short and long-term goals and treatment plans. The provider functions within the defined scope of clinical practice as outlined by applicable state law, licensing, certification, regulations, institutional policy, and practice agreements. Physician Assistants employed by Bozeman Health or affiliates will have a current MD supervision agreement and duties and delegations agreement (clinical privileges) in place as per current Montana State Board of Medical Examiners requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree of Physician Assistant Studies

  • Board certification as Physician Assistant

  • Montana Licensure (Physician Assistant)

  • DEA License if applicable to practice area

  • American Heart Association BLS

  • Preferred: Additional training if relevant to practice area

  • Preferred: Two years of physician assistant experience in relevant specialty

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provides quality, efficient and effective evidence based patient care, consultation as requested, advisement and/or initiation of treatment plans while following standard of care within specialty scope of practice.

  • Directs patient care by examining, diagnosing and analyzing the patient's current health condition, performing comprehensive admission history and physical exams, consultative notes, admission and discharge summaries, progress notes, writing orders and prescriptions and performing and or assisting with procedures and providing assistance with operative cases per defined scope of practice for specialty area.

  • Financially responsible for all aspects relating to transcription/coding.

  • Participates in quality/performance initiatives, research activities, education, development of policies, procedures, protocols, and guidelines as indicated while evaluating and implements the standards of care within the area of specialization.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skill

  • Detail oriented, organizational skills and the ability to prioritize

  • Advanced math skills; ability to collect, analyze, interpret and/or present complex data.

  • Computer applications, MS Office, EMR, internet applications and standard office equipment

  • Exercises tact, discretion, sensitivity and maintains confidentiality

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the job classification. They are not to be construed as a contract of any type nor an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by individuals so classified.

78546595 Palliative Care (BHMG)