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Physician Assistant - SNF/LTC

Physician Assistant - SNF/LTC

Job Locations 
US-NY-Buffalo
Category 
FFS Buffalo
Type 
Regular Full-Time
Posted Date 
10/5/2017
Job ID 
2017-1309

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Overview

The practitioner functions as a health care provider within skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), sub-acute rehab and long term care facilities (LTCs) for the purpose of providing medical management and culturally sensitive care to patients or residents.

Provides assessment and consulting while collaborating with the collaborating physician. Works with the FFS PC (Name TBD), Medical Director, Facility, Director of Nursing and Administrator in the development and/or implementation of medical management policy, clinical protocols, and quality management programs.  Dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the patients. The practice will involve care and management of patients in these settings. Care will include performing admission H&Ps, plan of care and day-to-day management of patients.

Responsibilities

  • Understands and complies with long-term care policies and procedures, including those that regulate nursing facilities and assisted living communities.
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with patients and their legal representatives, facility staff, and other collaborating physicians/providers.
  • Works with the facility medical records department to schedule patients for required visits.
  • Following the visit promptly documents and communicates any pertinent information for the facility staff
  • Collaborates with facility staff to enable medical necessity determinations for requested medical services.
  • On-call for caseload during business hours and assigned after hour management of the facility. 

Qualifications

  • Completion of Physician Assistant accredited program 
  • Minimum of two (2) years clinical experience, desired
  • Knowledge of long-term care, community resources and cost-effective alternatives regarding patient care delivery systems
  • Knowledge of CPT, ICD-9 and HCPC codes
  • Knowledge of clinical standards of care
  • Awareness about UM standards, NCQA requirements, CMS guidelines, Milliman guidelines, and Medicaid/Medicare contracts and benefit systems is helpful

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