To provide primary health care within the United Health Centers of the San Joaquin Valley’s, including education, preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic procedures. To provide screening and triage of walk-in patients, as deemed necessary. To participate in the planning and management of health services of the United Health Centers, as deemed necessary by the Chief Medical Officer. This is to include participation in review of the quality care being rendered at UHC, the development of health care protocols and procedures, and the participation in the policy making within the medical department. Within the protocols developed Physician Assistant, Family Nurse Practitioners may exercise a wide range of clinical judgment. Specifically, the Family Nurse Practitioners are to provide health maintenance screening for children, pregnant patients, and adults, acute care for walk in patients, care for patients with chronic stable conditions.
Limitations of Authority:
Physician Assistants are not to independently alter the range, or the type of health care services offered by UHC without prior approval of the Chief Medical Officer. Physician Assistants are not to speak on behalf of the UHC without authorization of the Chief Medical Officer, or the Executive Director. Physician Assistants are not to exercise independent medical judgment which is beyond their training, skills, and experience.
1.1 Attends and actively participates in all meetings (e.g., department meetings, program meetings, employee staff meetings) and other activities as required or assigned.
1.2 Attends workshops/seminars as necessary to increase skills and knowledge to provide effective care, treatment, and/or leadership.
1.3 Supports the overall needs of the health center by working flexible or extended hours when necessary.
1.4 Supports the needs of the health center by traveling to other UHC health centers when department need dictate.
1.5 Demonstrates awareness of, and compliance with, organizational mission and objective of UHC to provide health care access and support services for all members of the community.
1.6 Supports their own staff development by completing the required hours of continuing education each year.
1.7 Other work-related duties as assigned by supervisor. Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally either verbally or in writing.
1.8 Maintains confidentiality and respect for information regarding patients and other team members; abides by UHC Rules of Confidentiality and general HIPAA regulations regarding privacy.
1.9 Displays a positive, professional and respectful demeanor at all times toward employees, peers, professional contacts, and patients served, maintaining a professional appearance and positive image for the health centers.
1.11 Contributes to the team by promoting positive staff interaction, maintains open communication with other programs/departments.