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Physician Assistant - Orthopedics- Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital

Company: Piedmont Healthcare
Location: Athens
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

JOB PURPOSE: Performs a variety of patient care activities in accordance with established standards and practice. Emphasizes health promotion as well as acute and chronic disease management. Works in conjunction with physicians to provide medical services to patients; collects and documents data, conducts diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, orders and schedules laboratory studies and professional consultations and provides direct patient care services, including physical exams, diagnoses and treatment of patients. Perform first assist duties in OR and close surgical wounds. This position requires working in an outpatient office setting and also rounding in the hospital. Previous PA Orthopedics including operating room experience is preferred. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to assist in diagnosing medical and surgical problems and prescribing necessary treatment and services for quality patient care. Reviews normal and abnormal diagnostic tests and takes appropriate action according to the individual's scope of practice. Participates in research by serving as a Primary Investigator or Sub- Investigator in clinical trials and registries.
  • Takes patient histories, conducts physical examinations, and records the date in the patient's record; writes progress notes; prepares patient workups and summaries noting pertinent positive and negative findings; obtains psycho social history relevant to patient care, and assumes responsibility for developing therapeutic relationships with patients.
  • Orders and interprets laboratory studies and diagnostic procedures; explains necessity, preparation, nature and anticipated effects of scheduled diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to the patient. Obtains written patient consents and communicates with experts and communicates with experts as needed.
  • Carries out therapeutic procedures such as cast application and removal, wound suturing and dressing changes; monitors progress of patients, report progress to supervising physician, and maintains record of each patient's progress, consulting with supervising physician when patient's progress does not meet anticipated and/or predetermined criteria.
  • Makes diagnoses and formulates a treatment plan for patients. Performs patient education on their disease state, as well as healthy living recommendations. Will perform follow up exams after procedures, hospitalizations, surgeries, etc.
  • Provides clinical expertise and serves as a resource for office clinical staff in physician's absence. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES - Skill and ability in electronic medical records applications. - Ability to work as a member of a team. - Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally with team members and patients. - Skill and ability to handle multiple priorities and deadlines. - Ability to understand legal issues that influence the practice of the extenders. - Ability to lead a team maintaining professional demeanor - Ability to build effective relationships within and outside PHC. - Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations. - Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. - Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Disclaimer The above information is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED: Masters, Bachelor's Degree from an Accredited PA program and National Board Certification MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Qualified candidates will have at least 1 year experience working as a Physician Assistant in an orthopedic medical setting. ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: CPR/ACLS JOB PURPOSE: Performs a variety of patient care activities in accordance with established standards and practice. Emphas...

Keywords: Piedmont Healthcare, Athens , Physician Assistant - Orthopedics- Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital, Healthcare , Athens, Georgia

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