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Orthopedic Physician Assistant

Category:  Physician extender
Department:  Clinic
Description: 

TITLE:                                              Physician Assistant (PA-C) - Orthopedic

DEPARTMENT:                              Grant Regional Community Clinic

POSITION STATUS/HOURS:       Full-time, 80 hours/pay period, Salaried, Benefit Eligible Position; Clinic is open Monday-Thursday, 7 am – 7 pm and Friday, 7 am – 5 pm

REPORTS TO:               Director of Regulatory Compliance & Clinical Services

 

JOB SUMMARY:

The Orthopedic PA-C is responsible for providing professional care to patients in assigned settings.  Maintains accountability for his/her own practice and delegates/provides direction to other personnel in the unit in accordance with their level of expertise and experience.  Completes patient assessments, orders and interprets diagnostic tests and completes or prescribes treatments under the supervising Orthopedic Surgeon in accordance with appropriate Wisconsin statutes and federal regulations.      

The Orthopedic PA-C will:

  • Elicit a personal medical history; performs an appropriate physical examination and records pertinent data in the patient's medical record
  • Administer or prescribe medications as needed, including: injections, immunizations and oral medications
  • Provide patient care; assesses and treats problems as indicated and seeks physician intervention when necessary
  • Perform / assist in routine diagnostic studies as needed
  • Promote positive health behaviors and self-care skills through education and / or counseling
  • Assist in the delivery of services to patients by reviewing and monitoring treatment and therapy plans; and seeks physician intervention when necessary
  • Perform evaluation and treatment procedures necessary to ensure appropriate response to life-threatening emergency situations
  • Facilitate referral of patients to other appropriate community healthcare facilities, agencies and resources
  • Write prescriptions for medications, according to state regulation and practice protocol
  • Participate in personal continuing education
  • Conform to appropriate infection control policies when in contact with patients, blood and body fluids (i.e. practice good Universal Precautions)
  • Responsible for documenting patient info in electronic medical record (EPIC)
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Degree from an accredited Physician Assistant program.  Current Physician Assistant license in the state of Wisconsin; current board certification from NCCPA must be achieved within 18 months of hire; and current DEA license.  Current BLS certification.  Minimum of three years clinical experience required.  Surgical or Orthopedic experience including electronic medical records experience preferred. EPIC experience a plus.  Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.  Exceptional customer service skills.  Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.  Ability to multi-task and problem solve.  Strong analytical and interpersonal skills required.   

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Apply online and attach a current resume at www.grantregional.com.  Interviews will begin as qualified candidates are received


Posted:  11/1/2018

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