Physician Assistant (Medical)
Job Title : Physician Assistant (Medical)
Grade : Physician Assistant (Medical)
Responsible To : Medical Director
Accountable To : Medical Director
Job Purpose :
To provide comprehensive primary health services under supervision in support of the total effort of the health care delivery system with a view to achieve equity in coverage and quality care.
Work as a member of Medical Team to provide health care and to monitor and evaluate patient care.
Collaborate with other disciplines and health care staff to ensure optimum care for clients / patients.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Assess and prioritize patients presenting at Health Centre / polyclinic or hospital, according to their medical needs
Undertake confidential patient consultations consisting of :
Initiate and implement care plan for patients
Accurately and legibly record patients’ care and management packages
Assist in providing interventions
Emergency surgical invasive procedures
Administration of emergency therapies etc
Assist in the performance of minor surgical procedures :
Incision of boils,
Suturing of wounds.
Dressing of wounds, when necessary.
Participate in :
Morbidity / mortality meetings
General staff meetings etc
Offer primary care to patients with mental health problems and refer as appropriate.
Perform relieving duties at Health Centers and relevant health facilities when necessary.
Participate in the outreach community health activities within the catchment’s area
Facilitate community involvement in health programmes
Contribute to maternal and child welfare, family planning programmes and health education talks within the community.
Assist in the collection and reporting on data socio / epidemiological morbidity and mortality.
Communication and Working Relationships
Maintain effective communication with colleagues and other professional groups and clients.
Participate in dissemination of information on health programmes to staff and clients in the facility
Participate in multi-professional meetings and conferences as required.
Promote and safeguard the interest and well being of the patients and visitors at all times.
Personal and People Development
Develop and maintain continuing personal and professional development to meet the changing demands in the area of primary health services
Monitor own performance against agreed objectives and standards.
Keep log of own performance and in-service training log for purposes of appraisal.
Health and Safety Responsibilities
Take care of own safety and that of other colleagues and clients as appropriate.
Work in compliance with all Medicas Hospital health and safety requirements and attend relevant training to update knowledge in line with Medicas Hospital Health and Safety policy.
Comply with all Medicas Hospital Quality Assurance Policy guidelines and work within the prescribed quality standards for the clinical services.
Act as a role model in quality improvement, offering advice and support to others.
Keep up-to-date with quality developments relevant to area of work and related services
Required Skills or Experience
Prospective candidates must possess the following qualities;
Be willing to work additional hours
Work excellently under pressure
Excellent interpersonal relationship skills
A valid license from the Medical and Dental Council