Candidates must have a professional demeanor and prior work experience in the medical field is a plus. Please be sure to read this entire posting before applying.
The Physician Assistant's duties include but are not limited to the following:
*Assist in office*
-Conduct patient interviews, evaluations and physical examinations, interpret and correlate laboratory and diagnostic procedures, compose and finalize patient-encounter reports for both treating patients and forensic work.
-Perform record reviews for patients with prior medical history. View and interpret surveillance video of examinees for forensic evaluations.
-Interpret and correlate subjective and objective data to formulate a differential diagnosis and establish a working diagnosis. Formulate a treatment plan for Orthopedic problems within scope of practice.
-Implement therapeutic intervention for specific conditions when appropriate. Exercise judgment on problems requiring consultation, referral, or evaluation by the supervising Orthopedic surgeon or other health care professionals.
-Order, collect, and perform appropriate laboratory or diagnostic procedures, and studies including but not limited to blood and tissue specimens. Ordering or performing diagnostic studies such as but not limited to EMG, electrocardiogram, compartment pressure measurements, and x-ray examinations including special x-ray examinations CT, MRI, and bone scans etc.
-Perform procedures such as but not limited to, digital blocks, regional anesthesia, and minor outpatient surgical procedures such as but not limited to: tendon repair, wound closure, wound management, wound debridement, incision and drainage, needle biopsy, percutaneous pinning of fractures, k-wire removal and hardware removal.
-Coordinate scheduling of and preparing for surgeries, insuring that all necessary equipment and personnel have been ordered/arranged.
-Function as primary contact (email and/or telephone) for patients during office hours, evenings and weekends.
*Assist in surgery*
-Assist in surgery to include but not limited to first assist, deep and superficial tissue closures, application of appliances and any other action delegated by the surgeon.
-Arrive at the surgical facility prior to the first case of the day to greet patient, insuring that patient is ready and all preparations are complete including paperwork and equipment in the operating room suite. Remain at surgical facility until after the last case concludes and all related issues have been taken care of. Work with the OR staff to make sure each case is set up properly and that all necessary equipment is available. Position patient in the OR in preparation for the surgical procedure, supervise sterile prep, and perform draping. Complete all hospital or surgery center paperwork associated with the surgical case. Communicate with patient's family members when necessary with progress updates.
-Conduct hospital rounds, admit patients, discharge patients, write progress notes, write orders, and take call for the Orthopedic surgeon. Evaluate and clarify clinical conditions, formulate and implement a treatment or therapeutic plan for hospitalized patients, dictate discharge summaries, histories and physicals.
-Assist in the writing and preparing of manuscripts for publication with co-authorship.
-Assist in marketing initiatives, generating web site content and other related activities for the promotion and development of the practice.
-Participate in ongoing collective and collaborative efforts to identify issues and implement measures related to optimizing efficiency in practice operations.
Please do the following when applying for the position.
1. Send an email response to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Please respond to this ad with "Orthopedics - Physician Assistant" in the subject line.
3. Include a cover letter and a resume.
Please note: If you do not include all of the above, you will not be considered for an interview. Submit your application only if you are qualified.