CO Physician Assistant
Starting Salary Range: Competitive; Commensurate with experience
Employee Group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday - Friday; varying hours
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Pepsi Beverages Company, Albany, NY
Department Name: Medicine, Division of Occupational Medicine
Personnel Area: School of Medicine
The Department of Medicine, Division of Occupational Medicine seeks a Physician Assistant. This position manages the day-to-day clinical and operational activities of the PBC Albany, NY Plant. The position reports directly to the East Coast Coordinator for the PBC/JHU partnership. The position also works closely with the Executive Director and Assistant Director of the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide on-site services forty (40) hours per week at the PepsiCo clinic in Albany, NY.
- Triage and treat, as appropriate, minor work related and non-work related injuries and illnesses.
- Dispense over the counter and prescription medications in accordance with pre-established standing orders to employees with minor work-related and non-work related concerns (back pain, headache, and pharyngitis).
- Provide on-site specimen/lab collection for employees presenting lab orders from their PCP. Perform urine drug screening and breath alcohol testing in accordance with company protocol. Provide on-site assessment for strep pharyngitis, UTI, influenza, hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia.
- Provide support and case management for both work-related and non-work related conditions for the purposes of reducing illness and absenteeism.
- Coordinate second opinions for employees absent due to workers compensation or disability, as necessary in adherence with company protocols.
- Coordinate annual seasonal influenza vaccination program. Coordinate, plan and deliver monthly health education seminars and general wellness events.
- Provide referrals for PepsiCo employees who need the attention of a primary care physician or specialist in adherence with company protocols.
- Perform on-site physical assessments (DOT, return to work, work-related injuries) as required by PepsiCo.
- Provide on-site patient education regarding illnesses, medications, treatments, etc.
- Work collaboratively with patients and their PCP/Specialist to facilitate early diagnosis and management of acute and chronic health problems.
Administrative services provided to PepsiCo include:
- Maintain and revise, as needed, standardized procedures, protocols and standing orders.
- Maintain adequate clinical supplies.
- Maintain patient medical records.
Work collaboratively with the Benefits and Safety teams:
- To coordinate and plan health and wellness events and initiatives;
- To manage workers’ compensation claims;
- To expand clinic services and reach.
- Provide crisis management/intervention, as needed.
- Provide general medical advice to the PepsiCo Human Resources and Safety/Risk Management departments.
- Ensure the provision of prompt, appropriate clinical care to all patients in accordance with PepsiCo and Johns Hopkins University protocols, State regulations and professional standards.
- Develop relationships with clinical providers in the area to provide back-up clinical care.
- Ensure timely and appropriate problem resolution and follow-up to
PepsiCo employees as required.
- Develop and implement new administrative policies and procedures as needed to ensure smooth operation of PepsiCo onsite clinics.
- Ensure all patients receive prompt, courteous, friendly and professional attention to their needs and requests. Ensure PepsiCo onsite clinic facilities are neat, clean and attractive.
- Conduct self in an exemplary fashion to achieve goals.
- Must be Registered / Licensed by the State of New York Board of Physicians.
- If state permits licensure without certification, must become certified by appropriate certifying agency within 9 months of hire.
- Experience in Occupational Medicine, Workers’ Compensation, DOT exams.
- Minimum twelve months related experience (adult medicine); preferred.
- Current CPR certification required.
- Must maintain current licensure and all certifications during duration of employment.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Analytical ability necessary to evaluate and determine health status of patient and implement proper care.
- Interpersonal skills necessary to interview, teach and counsel patients and interact with clients/employers.
- A comprehensive understanding of outpatient adult medicine, patient care procedures, medical protocols, testing procedures is necessary.
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:
- DOT Medical Examiner preferred.
- Certified Urine Drug Screen Collector
- Certified Breath Alcohol Technician
- Sitting, standing and walking for extended period.
- Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
- Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s).
- Ability to move standard equipment through a hospital or clinical environment.
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.
The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.
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