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PA - Asthma, Allergy & Immunology

Southfield, MI

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Hiring Company

Asthma, Allergy & Immunology Inst.

Positions Available

Full Time

Salary Information

$85,000 - $100,000 / year


Position Description

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT (PA) JOB DESCRIPTION:

As Physician Assistant (PA), you are a mid-level provider and your primary duty is to care for patients in a safe, efficient, effective and timely manner.

At Asthma, Allergy & Immunology Institute (AAII), patient care and satisfaction is our primary goal and we always strive to be the best in this specialty and to make a difference in the health and general well-being of our patients.

As a PA with AAII your job is to provide patient care with direct supervision and guidance from Dr. Annie Arrey-Mensah, M.D.

At AAII, a PA’s responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Administering patient care and treatment in AAII clinics and AAII affiliated hospitals on consult for Dr. Annie Arrey-Mensah under a physician's supervision.
  • Obtaining a complete patient history. This includes: the presenting complaint, past medical history, surgical history, medication history, medication reconciliation, review of systems, social history, examination of the patient and diagnosing their condition.
  • Studying and interpreting patients’ tests and records (you would be trained on when/why/how to request, interpret and make clinical deductions/decisions/diagnosis/care on specific investigations in the field of Allergy and Immunology).
  • Assessing clinical problems and patients’ health care needs.
  • Formulating and discussing appropriate personalized health care plans for patients in consultation with doctors, specialists and other medical professionals.
  • Studying the condition of the patients and deciding on the types of treatments that should be administered.
  • Prescribing varied forms of drugs and other treatment methods to patients with physician supervision.

As A Mid-Level Provider at AAII, a PA is expected to be proficient and eventually develop expertise in the following: 

  1. Performing and interpreting skin tests (skin prick test, intradermal test, prick to prick test, Patch testing).
  2. Performing venom testing.
  3. Performing skin biopsies.
  4. Access IV lines (central and peripheral).
  5. Administering specialized treatments like Xolair, Cinryze, and Gammaglobulin . Supervising nurses in the administering of these medications. (Will be trained on how to do these).
  6. Performing medication challenges and de-sensitizations in collaboration with the physician specialist in allergy and immunology.
  7. Performing food challenges and reintroduction in collaboration with the physician specialist in allergy and immunology.
  8. Performing allergen immunotherapy (mixing/administration/supervising the nursing staff administering AIT).
  9. Timely identification and management of allergic reactions especially anaphylaxis.
  10. Performing spirometry and Full Pulmonary Function Tests and interpreting the results.
  11. Performing methacholine challenge studies (perform, supervise nurse performing study, anticipate adverse reactions, diagnose and manage reactions, interpret test and implement appropriate management).
  12. Performing exercise pulmonary stress test (perform, supervise nurse performing study, anticipate adverse reactions, diagnose and manage reactions, interpret test and implement appropriate management).
  13. Performing and interpreting EKGs.

A PA will respond to inquiries from patients about their medical condition. A PA will also take calls from patients (acute or otherwise) and as a provider elaborate on their doubts/concerns or advice on their medical conditions and also explain in layman's term the meaning of the diagnosis / disease(s) / ailment(s) / medication(s) action(s) / benefits, side effects, adverse reactions/cross-reactivates etc.

A PA will complete and sign off on all your patient charts daily. Dictations and consult reports are an integral part of specialty medicine as referring physicians are waiting to read and implement your consult report/recommendation. As a provider in specialty medicine, timely completion of consults is paramount and this by itself is a marketing tool that keeps referring physicians happy and willing to send more patients (these are skills which you would master and be proficient on with time).

As with any progressive establishment, the job of a PA is subject to change, hence a PA must be flexible and capable of adjusting to additional responsibilities as they arise.

Be encouraged that you would be adequately trained in all of the above and feel free to ask as many questions as possible.

I, Dr. Annie Arrey-Mensah, look forward to partnering with you to serve our patients and uphold the established excellence in patient care and outcome of AAII.



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