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Physician Assistant

Reno, Nevada
Job Type
19 May 2023
Welcome to GSC!

At Geriatric Specialty Care of Reno, we're expanding our model for caring for seniors that provides high-quality, comprehensive in-home healthcare services to seniors all across Northern Nevada. From private residences and assisted living facilities, our team of nurses, physicians, advanced practice providers, and care providers visit patients where they're most comfortable-creating a seamless, convenient, and personalized process for seniors and their caretakers.

The Role

The Physician Assistant is responsible for the diagnostic evaluation, management, and therapeutic health care of primary care patients of GSC residing in assisted living communities, residential care homes and private residences. This care includes-

Obtain history and physical on new patients
Order/interpret diagnostic tests
Diagnose and treat chronic conditions and episodic illness
Perform Advance Care Planning
Accurate and timely documentation in the EHR
Coordinates with other members of the care team, both internal and external partners

In addition to the above, the Physician Assistant is responsible for the annual comprehensive health assessments, in accordance with health plan partners and Medicare guidelines. The assessments may be done in the home or clinic setting. This service includes:

Conducts Health Assessment: including past medical history, review of systems, medication reconciliation and physical exam
Review and discuss need to close care gaps and quality measures
Perform/review standardized screening exams
Identify all existing medical conditions
Accurately and timely documentation of assessment and conditions to include quality MEAT Statements
Identifies patients in need of chronic care management
Identifies patients in need of pharmacy assistance
Document Elements of Personal Prevention Plan and health issues to follow up with PCP

The Physician Assistant is also responsible for ensuring a safe and smooth transition of patients following an acute or skilled stay or ED visit. The care included is-

In-home post-acute visit including history and physical and medication reconciliation
Short-term management of episodic illness related to acute or skilled admission
Care coordination with team members for implementation of safe discharge plan
Identify barriers/obstacles to safe, self-management in the community and work with care team to overcome or identify alternatives

What We're Looking For

Current Nevada PA or APRN license, credentialed with Medicare, Medicaid and health plans GSC is actively contracted with (Senior Care Plus, Prominence, OPTUM,) or has the ability to be enrolled with any health plans.
Minimum two years experience in specialty care area (Geriatrics) in private physician office, clinic setting or community-based program preferred.
Demonstrates clinical competence including strong communications skills and medical knowledge.
Remains current in licensure according to state regulation.
Positively represents the practice by communicating to all visitors, patients and staff in an enthusiastic, friendly and professional manner.
Provides a positive environment and experience with patients
Actively seeks out methods to support the practice, staff, patients and physicians
Participates in Continuing Medical Education as required by their governing board

What We Offer

Medical, dental, and vision coverage
Flexible spending accounts
Mental health stipend
Professional development allowance
Parental leave
Paid time off

Travel is required for this role. You must have the ability to drive between partner facilities regularly.

We are an equal opportunity employer - we aim to recruit, hire, develop, compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, country of origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
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  • Job Reference: 1010170841-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Geriatric Specialty Care
  • Location: Reno, Nevada
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent