Provide healthcare services typically performed by a physician, under the supervision of a physician. Conduct complete physicals, provide treatment, and counsel patients. May, in some cases, prescribe medication. Must graduate from an accredited educational program for physician assistants.
* Attention to Detail
* Concern for Others
* Stress Tolerance
* Self Control
* Social Orientation
* Analytical Thinking
* Examine patients to obtain information about their physical condition.
* Make tentative diagnoses and decisions about management and treatment of patients.
* Obtain, compile, and record patient medical data, including health history, progress notes and results of physical examination.
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