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Physician Assistant Emergency Medicine - Full Time

Lincoln, NE 68502

Posted: 09/13/2023 Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Other Areas Job Number: 37064 Setting:

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Physician Assistant - Emergency Medicine 
Full Time

Connected Health Care is partnered with a small critical access in need of a full-time Physician Assistant to join their team. This facility is located near Lincoln, Nebraska. If you are a new grad or experienced Physician Assistant with Emergency Medicine knowledge, this may be for you!  

A Physician Assistant (PA) specializing in Emergency Medicine plays a critical role in the healthcare team by providing medical care and support to patients in the emergency department. Their job description encompasses a wide range of responsibilities focused on assessing, diagnosing, treating, and managing patients with urgent medical needs. Here's a general overview of a Physician Assistant's job description in the field of Emergency Medicine:

Clinical Assessment:

  • Perform thorough medical assessments of patients presenting with a variety of acute medical conditions and injuries.
  • Gather patient histories, conduct physical examinations, and order and interpret diagnostic tests such as X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, and EKGs.
  • Quickly and accurately assess the severity of patients' conditions to determine the appropriate level of care.

Diagnosis and Treatment:

  • Formulate differential diagnoses based on clinical findings and diagnostic results.
  • Develop and implement appropriate treatment plans for patients, including prescribing medications, performing procedures, and providing wound care.
  • Administer intravenous medications, fluids, and other interventions as required for patient stabilization.

Procedural Skills:

  • Perform various medical procedures common in the emergency department, such as suturing wounds, incision and drainage, fracture reduction, and joint aspirations.
  • Insert and manage intravenous lines, arterial lines, and other invasive monitoring devices.
  • Administer local anesthesia and nerve blocks when necessary.

Patient Stabilization:

  • Initiate resuscitative measures and provide life-saving interventions for critically ill or injured patients.
  • Collaborate with other healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, paramedics, and radiologists, to ensure coordinated and efficient patient care.

Patient Education:

  • Educate patients and their families about their medical conditions, treatment plans, and the importance of follow-up care.
  • Provide information on managing symptoms, preventing future medical issues, and recognizing signs of deterioration.


  • Maintain accurate and detailed electronic medical records (EMRs) of patient assessments, interventions, and outcomes.
  • Document patient histories, physical exam findings, diagnostic results, treatment plans, and discharge instructions.


  • Communicate effectively with patients, families, and other healthcare team members to ensure clear understanding of treatment plans and expectations.
  • Provide concise and accurate handoff reports during shift changes to ensure continuity of care.

Quality Improvement:

  • Participate in quality improvement initiatives aimed at enhancing patient care, safety, and departmental efficiency.
  • Stay up-to-date with current medical guidelines, protocols, and research related to emergency medicine.

Emergency Preparedness:

  • Contribute to disaster and emergency response plans, assisting with triage and treatment during mass casualty incidents.

Qualifications : 

  • Nebraska PA license
  • ACLS
  • ATLS
  • Nebraska Controlled Substances license and federal DEA license
  • Knowledge of emergency patient assessments and procedures 

If you are interested, please contact : 

Meredith Lusby - Account Manager 

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