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Physician Assistant – Orthopedic Specialty Clinic


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Title: Physician Assistant – Orthopedic Specialty Clinic

Department: Holdrege, NE

Reports To: APC Cpordinator

Supervises: NA

Status: Full-Time Exempt


Position Summary:

The Physician Assistant is responsible for providing medical and/or emergency services including assessing and managing patients following established standards and best practices and in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations as well as the philosophy, goals and objectives of ruralMED Management Resources. The PA-C will practice within his/her scope and privileges as stated in the PA-C’s credentialing file.


Qualifications:

Education and/or Experience:

Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from an accredited university.


Licenses/Certifications Required:

  • Currently certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants to assist physicians.

  • Current Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) certification.

  • Current BLS certification.


General Requirements/Job Duties:

General Requirements/Job Duties:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and / or ability required:

 

  1. Takes complete, detailed and accurate patient history.
  2. Reviews patient records to develop comprehensive medical status reports and order diagnostic testing appropriate for complaint, age, race, sex and physical condition of the patient.
  3. Performs complete physical examinations and records pertinent data in the patients’ medical record.
  4. Evaluates, monitors and treats orthopedic/spine health related conditions/injuries.
  5. Provides first assist during surgical procedures.
  6. Makes medical diagnoses and institutes therapy or referrals to healthcare facilities and other resources.
  7. If required, arranges hospital admissions and discharges, performs hospital rounds and records appropriate patient progress notes, compiles detailed narrative and case summaries, completes forms pertinent to patients’ medical records, issues diagnostic orders with timely signatures in accordance with clinic and hospital guidelines, and payer requirements.
  8. Interprets and evaluates patient data to determine patient management and treatment.
  9. Provides patient teaching instructions and guidance regarding follow-up medical care.
  10. Orders and interprets diagnostic tests.
  11. Performs or assists in routine laboratory medical techniques and routine therapeutic procedures and some surgical procedures.
  12. Maintains records of appropriate signatures for clinical oversight.
  13. Participates in organizational teams and committees for process improvement.
  14. Provides medical care to all patients in which care is assumed within PA-C’s scope of practice and privileges as outlined in the PA-C’s credentialing and privileges file.
  15. Demonstrates competency annually in assigned areas of work.


Security/Access:

Will have access to primary work location 24 hours a day.
Will have access to confidential information abiding by the organization's privacy policies and regulations concerning this information.


Equipment Used:

- General office equipment to include: fax, copier, computer, printer, etc.
- Telephone
- Medical equipment as required for the job.


Patient Age Groups Served:

All.


Essential Work Environment & Physical Requirements:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical ActivityNot
Applicable
Occasionally
(0-35% of day)
Frequently
(36-66% of day)
Continuous
(67-100% of day)
SittingX
StandingX
WalkingX
ClimbingX
DrivingX
Lifting (Floor to waist level)100 lbs.40 lbs.
Lifting (waist level and above)100 lbs.40 lbs.
Lifting (Shoulder level and above)100 lbs.40 lbs.
Carrying ObjectsX
Push/Pull100 lbs.40 lbs.
TwistingX
BendingX
Reaching forwardX
Reaching OverheadX
Squat/kneel/ crawlX
Wrist Position DeviationX
Pinching/Fine Motor activitiesX
Keyboard use/ repetitive motionX
TasteX
TalkX
SmellX
Sensory RequirementsNot ApplicableAccurate 20/40Very Accurate
Near VisionX
Far VisionX
Not ApplicableYesNo
Color DiscriminationX
Not ApplicableAccurateMinimalModerate
Depth PerceptionX
HearingX
Environment Requirements
(Occupational Exposure Risk Potential)
Not AnticipatedReasonably Anticipated
Bloodborne PathogensX
ChemicalX
Airborne Communicable DiseaseX
Extreme TemperaturesX
RadiationX
Uneven Surfaces or ElevationsX
Extreme Noise LevelsX
Dust/Particulate MatterX
Other (Listed)
Shift Requirements8 hrs/day10 hrs/day12 hrs/dayOther (varied)
Usual workday hoursX
Not ApplicableYesNo
Reliable, punctual attendance for assigned shiftsX
Available to work overtimeX
Telecommuting available?No