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Full-Time
Job Duration
Indefinite
Min Experience
None
Min Education
Master's Degree
Required Travel
0-10%

Description

  • Promote and maintains patient health by providing medical services under the supervision of a physician.
  • Obtain a detailed patient history and record appropriate findings in the patient records.
  • Complete a systematic and thorough physical examination. Make diagnoses concerning a patient’s injury or illness. Give treatment such as setting broken bones.
  • Prescribe medicine when needed. Performs salutary procedures by administering injections and managing wounds and infections.
  • Order, perform, interpret and schedule, when appropriate, diagnostic studies.
  • Provide counseling on health habits, exercise, tobacco, and alcohol.
  • Provide instruction on supervising physician’s orders: (a) diet, (b) physical therapy (i.e. lumbar flexion exercises, range of motion, home arthritis therapy, activities of daily living, use of crutches or walker) and (c) use of physical adjuncts to therapy (i.e. nebulizer, vaporizer, etc.)
  • Assist supervising physician in management of hospitalized patients (with concurrent hospital approval for such a role) plus: check on clinical status of patient, explain tests or therapy, report on progress to physician, check on report of studies, assist in documentation of care, within limits of hospital regulations, transfer copies of hospital data to office records when appropriate, arrange for post hospitalization follow-up care, assist in surgery, and make rounds when appropriate.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality (HIPAA)
  • The supervising physician and P.A. are expected to understand and comply with the current laws, rules and regulations governing P.A. or NP practice of the state.


Requirements

Experience: One (1) year experience in orthopaedics Trauma preferred

Education: Master’s degree from a regionally accredited PA or NP program required.

Special Qualifications: NCCPA Board Certification or NP Board certified. Must maintain BLS certification.  Current State License required. DEA required. Must have satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record (MVR)

Outside Relationship: Hospitals, pharmacies, labs, testing facilities, physicians, and vendors

Interaction With Other Departments: All clinical departments

Budget: Utilize supplies efficiently to avoid excessive and unnecessary expenses.

Assets Controlled: Information, time management, and supply resources.

Job ID: 69906031

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