• Physician Assistant

    Job Locations US-WA-Lakewood
    Req No.
    2018-2514
    Category
    Clinical/Medical
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    We are seeking an advanced practitioner (Physician Assistant) to join an innovative team that is committed to improving care for underserved patients with complex-needs. Reporting to the Lead Physician, the Advanced Practitioner will be based in our Lakewood Care Center and will include travel in Pierce County.

     

    Responsibilities

    Our Lakewood Care Center and Pierce County Field-Based Team is a robust, multi-disciplinary team that provides wrap-around services to patients in their home to support our delivery of the right care, at the right place, at the right time, with the right care team member. Areas of focus include chronic disease management, safe and effective transitions of care, as well as preventing unnecessary utilization (emergency department visits, inpatient admissions, readmissions).


    The Advanced Practitioner must have a strong desire to build close relationships with all members of the team, and be committed to working in a collaborative fashion to provide excellent care
    for patients. They must possess excellent time management and organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize and multi-task. Flexible and dynamic, a creative problem solver, this self-starting candidate will exhibit a high level of professionalism that allows them to lead and work effectively with a team of dynamic and unique individuals.
     
    Our schedules allow providers to spend extended amounts of time with patients, allowing them to excel at relationship-based care, which is key to our care model. The
    Advanced Practitioner will work with members of our care center team, as well as a core field-based team (primary care nurse, clinical field team coordinator, patient engagement specialist) to address the social determinants of health, ensure safe transitions of care, maximize health outcomes, and prevent avoidable healthcare utilization.

    Concerto providers are expected to carry a panel of homebound or access-challenged members.  A typical schedule could include up to 6 home visits in a day. 
    The schedule is designed to provide a high level of attention and care to each patient. Approximately 20% of clinical time is provided for administrative duties.

    This is an ideal position for a provider who has professional alignment to complex-need patients and underserved populations, enjoys a collaborative team-based work environment, and desires a challenging position that provides professional growth by allowing one to practice at the top of their license.

     

    The Advanced Practitioner performs all duties in a manner that reflects the mission, vision, and core values of the Concerto Health care model. He or she demonstrates dedication to and an aptitude for innovation, quality improvement, role optimization, and team-based care. This individual demonstrates versatility, flexibility, enthusiasm and the willingness and grit necessary to work with constantly changing priorities. Performs other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    Qualifications

    • Graduation from an accredited health professions school
    • Board Certified Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner
    • Active Medical License in the State of Washington, or the ability to obtain one.
    • Ideally three or more years’ experience since completion of residency, including home visit experience
    • Public health and/or health administration studies, and/or advanced training in geriatric or palliative medicine preferred
    • Must be experienced in diagnosing and treating the wide range of medical issues seen in the adult population including complex cases with multiple co-morbidities.
    • Must be skilled in providing care for the whole person, including patients living with mental illness and substance use disorders.
    • Must be able and willing to coordinate care with internal members of the care team as well as external providers.
    • Must be comfortable seeing patients in their homes and skilled nursing facilities
    • Ideal candidates will want to work as advocates for their patients. They will also embrace the concept of team-work and mutual support of their colleagues, fostering a joyful work culture.
    • Current CPR and BLS certification preferred
    • Average to advanced computer & software skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook)
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including periodic outreach duties evenings, nights, and weekends.
    • Ability and means to travel as needed in a timely manner to locations that may have limited access to public transportation; proof of liability and property damage insurance on vehicle used is required. DRIVER REQUIREMENTS: Age 21; Licensed for a minimum of 3 years; No violations and/or accidents within 3 years; No vehicle related suspensions/reinstatements; No DUI, reckless or felony Driving with 7 years.

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Delivery of clinic, home, and community-based primary care (preventive, acute, chronic care management) on a consulting or continuing basis
    • Provide clinical supervision, coaching, and mentorship to other members of the care team (primary care nurse, clinical field team coordinator, patient engagement specialist)
    • Lead and collaborate with interdisciplinary team members – including advanced practitioners, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, nurse care managers, patient services representatives, social workers and behavioral health professionals – to optimize care and outcomes
    • Deliver timely healthcare services to patients after hospital discharge to facilitate continuing recovery and minimize readmissions
    • Communicate closely with patients’ other healthcare providers so that primary and specialty care is well coordinated
    • Ensure accurate and thorough clinical documentation and coding for all patients
    • Conduct educational and quality improvement activities for members of our interdisciplinary care team
    • Build a successful home visit practice that carries an excellent reputation among area patients and healthcare professionals

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