Classified/Non-Examined 
Class Code Pay Plan Class Title Eff.Date
6262  HC - 30 PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT  Jul 12, 2013
PURPOSE OF CLASS:
In a state health care facility, correctional facility or community based health care program this class is accountable for exercising autonomy as determined by their supervising physician in the provision of general health care services and treatment.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Works under the general supervision of a licensed physician.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
Provides clinical supervision and assistance to members of the health care team.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Provides a broad range of diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health care services including initial assessment and ongoing medical care; works with considerable independence as a member of a interdisciplinary health care team, taking medical histories, examining and treating patients/offenders, ordering and interpreting laboratory tests and x rays, formulating diagnoses and treatment plan and prescribing medications and monitoring responses to medications and adjusting accordingly; documents and records progress notes and notifies attending physician of significant problems; makes medical rounds to observe and document pertinent progress of hospitalized patients/offenders; orders referrals to specialists as necessary; responds to emergency situations; counsels and instructs patients/offenders in preventive care and health issues such as effects of nutrition, exercise and prescribed treatments; performs minor surgical procedures such as suturing, splintering and casting; orders medical devices as necessary; attends inservice training programs on various health care services and treatment in conformance with mandated licensure requirements; provides education and/or instruction to various health care staff members; educates patients/offenders and guardians regarding disease process; communicates to agency health care staff and community providers change in patient/offender well-being, treatment plan, medication side effects and appropriateness of daily activities; may serve on hospital committees; performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply medical principles, techniques and standards to coordinate the care of patients/offenders suffering from chronic illness, mental illness and/or physical handicap(s); knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of principles and practices of general medicine for a diverse patient/inmate population; knowledge of clinical diagnostic and treatment protocols and procedures; knowledge of prescriptive practices, protocols and procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; clinical assessment and evaluation skills; ability to examine, diagnose, assess and treat patients; ability to interpret diagnostic tests; ability to prescribe appropriate medications; ability to utilize computer software.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
General Experience:
Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain licensure as a Physician Assistant issued by the Connecticut State Department of Public Health in accordance with the applicable Connecticut General Statutes.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
1.
Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain Connecticut Controlled Substance Registration for Practitioners issued by the State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection.
2.
Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain United States Drug Enforcement Administration Registration issued by the United States Federal Government.
3.
Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain eligibility for participation in federal health care programs as defined in 42 U.S. 1320a-7b(f).
4.
Incumbents in this class are required to possess and maintain relevant registration(s) and/or
certification(s).
5.
Incumbents in this class must complete 50 hours of Continuing Education Units annually.
6.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operatorís license.
7.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
WORKING CONDITIONS:
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and restrain patients/offenders and may have some exposure to infectious and/or communicable diseases and disagreeable conditions.
Note:
Non-Examined refers to Section 5-219 of the Connecticut General Statutes which permits appointment of candidates to competitive positions without formal examination when a professional license, professional degree, accreditation or certificate is a mandatory requirement for appointment to a class.

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Physician Assistant in Salary Group HC 26 approved effective July 1, 2001. (2013 SCOPE Review and implementation of the Stipulated Agreement)

6262A 12/6/13 cm
CC Item#  Occup. Group Bargaining Unit EEO
6262  2008  (21)-Medical, Dental, Veterinary Medicine
(11)-HEALTH PROF (P-1)
(2)-Professional