Physician Assistant - Orthopedics- Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital
Company: Piedmont Healthcare
Posted on: February 16, 2020
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
- 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
- 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...
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