This position contributes to the fulfillment of Thayer County Health Services vision and mission by providing primary health care and performing selective medical services under the direction of clinic physicians.
SUPERVISION: Responsible to supervising physician and the Vice President of Clinic Services. SHIFT: Exempt
Graduation from an accredited Physician’s Assistant program required.
Certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician’s Assistants required.
Current ACLS, ATLS and PALS certification required.
Current DEA license required.
Must have good communication skills.
Obtains complete medical history and physical data on patients. Reviews patient records.
Interprets and integrates data to determine appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures needed.
Performs a complete physical exam and records findings. Establishes presumptive diagnosis.
Orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures.
Synthesizes data to determine preliminary diagnosis and therapeutic plan utilizing principles of prevention.
Administers injections, immunizations and oral medications. Sutures wounds. Prepares written prescription orders for drugs and controlled substances.
Interviews and advises patients regarding health and illness prevention. Recommends community resources to meet patient and family needs.
Instructs patient and family regarding medications and treatment instructions. Provides patient education.
Assists physicians by recording patient progress notes and issues diagnostic orders.
Performs independent evaluations and treatment procedures in emergency situations.
Provides monitoring and continuity of care between physician visits.
Attends required meetings and participates on committees as requested.
Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.
Thayer County Health Services (TCHS) is a comprehensive primary care system providing health and wellness services to the citizens of Hebron, Nebraska and the surrounding communities in Nebraska and Kansas. TCHS is comprised of a 17-bed Critical Access Hospital, a clinic in Hebron, and five satellite clinics in Bruning, Chester, Davenport, Deshler, and Milligan. TCHS’s tradition of caring began ...in 1948 and today we employ over 140 people, admit over 550 inpatients/year, register over 17,500 outpatients per year, and conduct over 18,000 visits in our six clinics.
TCHS just completed a $6.9 million Korff Fitness Center and Rehabilitation Services addition and will be finishing a $7.0 million hospital renovation project this fall including two new LDR rooms, new nursery/nurse’s station, new operating room/sterile processing area, new specialty clinic, new Medical Records department, new pharmacy (hospital and retail), new emergency rooms, a new kitchen/cafeteria and new conference rooms.