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Hip Disorders: Preservation, Replacement and Fractures

Company: The Steadman Clinic
Location: Vail
Posted on: March 14, 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 an orthopaedic surgeon and team. Time will be divided between the clinic, operating room and administrative tasks centered on patient care. Time devoted to each setting may vary by week.Hip Disorders: Preservation, Replacement and FracturesLocation: Vail, CO.Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with attending physician to diagnose and treat orthopaedic conditions related to the hip 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, reviews diagnostic data.
  • Obtain preoperative surgical consents and possibly informed consent for research studies.
  • Coordinates surgery schedule with OR facility, provider and patient; direct point of contact for patient regarding all aspects of surgery to include scheduling.
  • 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.
  • Administrative tasks to include triaging and returning patient phone calls, preparing FMLA and disability forms and other correspondence under the direction of the supervising physician, and assisting with other tasks related to patient care.
  • Point of contact and liaison between provider and patient for orthopaedic image review cases.
  • Participate in the on-call rotation schedule of the TSC Joint Reconstruction teams.
  • Other related duties as assigned by the physician. Attributes and Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from a four-year college or university Physician Assistant program accredited by the AMA Council on Medical Education required; Master's Degree strongly preferred.
    • Certification by the National Commission for Certified Physician's Assistants (NCCPA) required. Registered and licensed by the Colorado Board of Medical Examiners. Current DEA number required. Current certification in AHA or ARC Basic Life Support for healthcare providers required.
    • Demonstrated problem solving and workflow management skills required.
    • Must be energetic, quality driven and have proven ability to be productive member of a cohesive team of peers dedicated to providing exceptional patient care.
    • Must demonstrate understanding of procedures, policies and documentation required to ensure compliance with hospital standards of 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 Holidays
      • Life Insurance
      • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
      • Referral Program Incentive
      • Ski Pass Bonus
      • Paid parking and free shuttle services
      • And more!***To apply: Send your cover letter and resume to The Orthopaedic Surgery Physician Assistant is responsible for assisting the supervising physician in the medical and surgical management of pat...

Keywords: The Steadman Clinic, Vail , Hip Disorders: Preservation, Replacement and Fractures, Other , Vail, Colorado

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