Physician Assistant

LifePoint Health Columbus, GA
Job Description St Francis Hospital

Provides medical care to patients under the direction of a supervising physician. Examines, evaluates, and treats patients with medical conditions, illness or injuries. Responsibilities include: assessing diagnosis, plus evaluating and treating patients with optimal patient care. Advises patients on the maintenance of good health. Provides nursing and medical services to individuals, families and/or groups. Emphasizes health promotion as well as acute and chronic disease management. Augments a physician's ability to provide medical services to patients; collects and documents data, conducts diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to assist physician in diagnosing medical and surgical problems and prescribing necessary treatment and services for quality patient care; records the normal and abnormal data for review by the physician. Orders and schedules laboratory studies and professional consultations and provides direct patient care services.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education

Master's degree is preferred

Required Skills

Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Required Skills


Basic Life Support (BLS)

Required Skills


Licensure as a Physician Assistant by the National Board of Medical Examiners or the American Academy of Physician's Assistants.

State of Georgia licensure as a Physician Assistant.

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran