At Kalispell Regional Healthcare, our mission is to improve the health, comfort, and life of those we serve. We believe in a better future for healthcare. With more than 4,000 employees, we are the largest private employer in the Flathead Valley. As we continue to grow, we look for people dedicated to service and quality.
The physician assistant will provide diagnostic and therapeutic patient care under the supervision of a Family Practice physician. Patient care will be provided in clinic. Care will include performing history and physical examinations, developing a differential and working diagnosis, ordering laboratory and diagnostic studies and images, performing procedures within scope of practice, developing and ordering treatment plans; providing patient and family education, ordering of medications, and referring patients for specialty consultations as indicated.
1. Performs comprehensive assessment of patients in the clinic setting.
*2. Integrate and interpret patient data to determine appropriate laboratory, imaging, and
diagnostic tests and procedures.
*3. Compile and evaluate data to determine differential diagnosis, establish working diagnosis
and treatment plan.
*4. Prescribe medications, including controlled substances.
*5. Provide patient education regarding conditions, diagnosis, diagnostic procedures,
mediations and treatment options.
*6. Provide documentation that follows clinic standards and justifies coding and charges.
Completes chart documentation in an accurate and timely manner.
*7. Supervises medical assistants and provides feedback to Clinical Coordinator and/or Office
*8. Ability to make independent decisions about patient care.
*Job duties denoted with an asterisk are classified as Essential Job Functions. Employees in this position must meet the physical demands required to perform the Essential Job Functions. See Occupational Health Services Job Analysis & Physical Demands Summary for more information.
Education and Experience:
Graduate from a program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant and who are certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Must be licensed in the State of Montana. Must maintain DEA certificate, CME for national certificate and current utilization plan. Two years experience preferred.
Demonstrate professional medical knowledge to evaluate, diagnose and provide patient care. Demonstrate knowledge of medical equipment, organizational policies, regulations, and procedures to administer patient care. Acquire knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment. Current CPR.
Demonstrate skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of medicine to provide on-going patient care. Develop and maintain skills in taking medical histories, performing physical exams, interpreting findings, ordering and interpreting laboratory tests and imaging studies, diagnosing medical conditions, formulating and prescribing treatment plans. Prepare and maintain documentation records such as clinic notes, pre-operative physicals, and respond to incoming correspondence. Assist with developing and maintaining department quality assurance standards as necessary. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, medical staff, and the public. Must have the ability to maintain quality control standards. Demonstrate ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. Interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures. Communicate clearly.
Supervising and/or attending physician will provide ongoing education and on the job training in laboratory and imaging interpretation clinical exam skills, diagnostic skills, procedural and surgical skills to ensure the professional development of skills whether this is actual education or maintaining availability to the employee to answer any and all questions that arise. Administration will provide adequate training on equipment, such as computer software, expected to be used to fulfill job duties.
Kalispell is a dynamic community located within a thirty-minute drive of Flathead Lake, Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort, Glacier National Park, several National and State forests and parks, and the Bob Marshall Wilderness area. Kalispell is the retail, professional, medical, and governmental center of the Flathead Valley serving approximately 140,000 people in Northwest Montana.