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Physician Assistant - Orthopedic Surgery

Company: The Steadman Clinic
Location: Vail
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Job Description:

The Orthopaedic Surgery Physician Assistant is responsible for assisting the supervising physician in the medical and surgical management of patients assigned to their practice. The Physician Assistant will work one-on-one with spinal orthopaedic surgeon as well as various fellows and researchers. Time will be divided between the clinic, operating room and administrative tasks centered on patient care. Specialty: complex and minimally invasive spine surgery of the neck and back including athletic injuries of the spine. Location: Vail, CO & Frisco, CO. Approximate start date: mid-September 2020Key Responsibilities:Collaborates with attending physician to diagnose and treat orthopaedic sports medicine injuries and related illnesses in both clinical and surgical settings; performs procedures within the PA scope of practice as directed by the supervising physician in the clinic, OR and ER including first and second assisting responsibilities.Assists in preoperative evaluation and education, performs initial interview and assessment of patient, performs history and physical examination and reviews diagnostic data.Tracks and obtains radiographic studies and lab work required for preoperative patients.Manages prescription medication for practice.Perform preoperative consultation/education and complete surgical procedure forms and coding; writes post operative/post procedure notes and orders for supervising physician.Communicate with outside/consulting physicians, occupational/physical therapists regarding ongoing care.Contributes to development of evidence based clinical protocols and patient assessment forms.Establishes and maintains effective relationships with patients, families, key decision-makers, facility and department staff, and collaborating physicians.Performs other duties as assigned by the physician.Attributes and Qualifications:At least three years of PA spinal experience preferred.Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university Physician Assistant program accredited by the AMA Council on Medical Education required; Master's degree strongly preferred. Microscopy experience preferred. Must maintain a professional attitude toward patients and an excellent and collegial working relationship with other Steadman Clinic and hospital personnel involved in patient care. Excellent critical thinking skills, ability to work independently, and manage time effectively. Benefits:Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision)Retirement Plan match up to 4%Paid HolidaysLife InsuranceShort and Long Term Disability InsuranceReferral Program IncentiveSki Pass BonusPaid parking and free shuttle servicesAnd more! We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal treatment of all employees without regard to race, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, physical or mental disability or other basis protected by law.***To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter via e-mail at: The Orthopaedic Surgery Physician Assistant is responsible for assisting the supervising physician in the medical and surgical management of pat...

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