ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Provides direct outpatient primary care to patients by performing diagnostic and therapeutic services to assist physician in diagnosing medical and health and prescribing necessary treatment for primary patient care; records pertinent data for review by physicians. Takes patient history; conducts physical exams, records data; writes progress notes and narrative summaries. Prescribes medication utilizing clinic formulary for outpatients as feasible and per physician assistant protocols. Act as the liaison with medical care resources when referral is needed per protocols Requisitions on and off-site lab and x-ray exams as needed per protocol. Participates in continuing education activities on- and off-site when appropriate and feasible. Participates in staff conferences to devise individual patient care plans, to revise and update clinic services, continuing quality improvement program and continuing education as appropriate. When there are no patients to be attended to, participates in patient related activities. Maintains appropriate medical certification as required by the NC Medical Board. Other duties may be assigned.