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Physician Assistant

  • Bradenton, Florida, United States
  • Full-Time

Job Description

ORTHOPEDIC PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT:

Coastal Orthopedics & Sports Medicine/Pain Management is growing !  We currently have opening(s) for Physician Assistant(s) to work in our state of the art facilities located  on the beautiful West Coast of sunny Florida.   You’ll enjoy year round outdoor activities and have time to enjoy them!  Your typical week is Mon-Fri and will consist of two days in Surgery as First Assist and Three days in Clinic seeing patients . We are currently seeking motivated individuals with a minimum two years experience with Orthopedics in a clinic/surgery setting.  Experience with Upper Extremities, Total Joint , Hand or Spine is preferred . A focus in one of these specialties or a combination would be a great plus as we offer the full scope of orthopedic specialties including Sports Medicine and progressive Pain Management.

WE OFFER YOU:

  • 100% paid medical premium for Associates. Family coverage is available.
  • Dental, Vision and Supplemental Life insurance
  • Supplemental Accident, Cancer and Short Term Disability Insurance available
  • 401k Program -The company contributes 3% to your 401k account even if do not contribute
  • (17) days of PTO year one through beginning of 3rd year (continues to increase)
  • (3) Paid CME Days & Up to $2500.00 for CME reimbursement
  • GENEROUS  Weekend  Call Pay – approx once every 7-8 weeks

Great place to work – Super people / Awesome doctors !

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. *Performs Medical History and Physical Examination for Supervising Physician (in clinic or hospital setting)
  1. *Performs  Clinic Duty for Coastal Patients Under Supervising Physician
  • Render Treatment to the Coastal Patients in Clinic including but not limited to:
    • Splinting & Casting, Fracture / Dislocation Reduction,
    • Follow – up Care, post-op, re-visits, wound checks
    •  Fluoroscopies , injections
    • Complete Appropriate Charting:
      • H&P’s
      • Progress Notes
      • Discharges
      •  Medicine & Miscellaneous Orders

3.    *Performs Hospital Rounds / Consults with Supervising Physician

  • Splinting & Casting
  • Order appropriate tests
  • Dictate Consults
  • Order appropriate tests with supervising physician corroboration
  • Appropriately pre-op patient for possible/probable surgery: Labs, clearances, schedule

o   Dictate Discharge Summaries

o   Provide Appropriate Referrals

o   Give Appropriate Discharge Instructions

4.   * Assist Supervising Physician in Surgery

  • Prepare for surgery
  • Check medical clearance
  • Ensure Pre-op  H & P visits and Dictations are completed
  • Ensure all related diagnostic medical tests have been reviewed and are available – Labs ,  EKG’s , X-Rays, & MRI’s
  1. Suggest Medications for Patients With Supervising Physician Corroboration

Work toward obtaining Prescription Writing Privileges within 12 months

of Employment.

  1.  Perform Call Duties as Per the Supervising Physician
  2. Maintain PA On-Call Schedule
  3. Other Duties as Assigned by Physician and / or Supervisor

Administrative duties

Answer patient calls / questions

Disability paperwork

REQUIREMENTS

A.    Education

1.  Graduate from accredited Physician Assistant Program

B.     Experience

1.   Minimum (1) year Physician Assistant experience (orthopedic experience

preferred)

C.    Other Requirements
  1. Must be licensed to practice as a Physician Assistant in the state of Florida
  2. Orthopedic, clinic or hospital setting experience preferred

3.         Current CPR Basic Certification

4.         Must demonstrate the ability to acquire the necessary skills/functions to

perform the job in an acceptable manner within three (3) months

AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT

  1. Physical Requirements:  The position requires a considerable amount of physical work not to exceed 50 lbs.  Any workload exceeding 50lbs will require assistance.  The individual will be required to pull or lift up to reposition patients, lift supplies, place equipment on supports, and perform external cardiac compressions.  The individual must be able to bend, kneel, or crouch in order to perform certain duties.
  1. Working Conditions:  This individual spends approximately 100% of his or her time in and air-conditioned environment.  This position does have limited exposure to malodorous, infectious body fluids from patients and limited exposure to noxious smells from different work environments encountered.

How to Apply

www.coastalorthopedics.com

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