EB35 - Physician Assistant
General Nature of Work:
Provides health care services to patients under the direction and responsibility of a physician.
Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:
Examples of Work:
(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)
Performs complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in diagnosing medical and surgical problems; prescribes necessary treatment and records patient data and tentative conclusions for review by physician.
Performs routine incisions and drainages, wound care and debridement under direct or indirect supervision of a physician.
Administers emergency medications and treatments ordered by a physician.
Schedules and supervises both professional and nonprofessional employees performing functions in health care and related activities.
Assists in teaching students, interns and residents complex techniques and procedures which are unique to a specific clinical setting.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)
Knowledge of the medical, biological and physical sciences related to the areas of medicine.
Knowledge of the principles, ethics and human relationships in the field of medicine.
Knowledge of administrative practices and procedures, rules and regulations and standards in rendering medical care.
Ability to write and interpret professional, technical and administrative reports and papers.
Ability to supervise professional and non-professional employees in the care and treatment of the physically ill.
State Minimum Training and Experience
State Necessary Special Requirements:
Certification by the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners.
(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)
A high school diploma, responsible and progressive health care experience and completion of a recognized physician assistant's program. A bachelor's degree in a health care occupation may be substituted for the required health care experience.
MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
A high school diploma and two years responsible and progressive health care experience and completion of a recognized physician assistant program. A bachelor's degree in a health care occupation may be substituted for two years of the required health care experience. Certification by the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners.
MUSC Physical Requirements: