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Physician Assistant: Orthopedic
Job Code:1207-2016
Biweekly Hours:80 Hrs/2080 Annual Hrs/FTE-1
FT/PT Status:Full Time
Location:SJM Center for Orth-7.6810

Job Responsibilities:

Under general direction and with latitude for independent judgment and action: Provides patient care consistent with the scope of privileges defined by the sponsoring department, written practice protocols, applicable State and Federal laws and regulations; and in collaboration with other health team members.

  • Obtaining history and physical examinations
  • Completing daily patient evaluations and assessments per protocol
  • Performing routine procedures per protocol and established standards
  • Writing medication and other medical orders per specific patient care protocols
  • Instructing and counseling patients and families in collaboration with other health team members
  • Documenting pertinent findings in patient record
  • Identifies and participates in research and quality assurance activities
  • Participates in department and/or system wide team dynamic initiatives
  • Provides day-to-day support of workflow within the work unit; including disseminating information, assigning staff to cover for absences, providing technical assistance, answering questions and resolving problems as directed by the Supervisor of Clinical Support
  • Acts as a team player and works collaboratively within the team and organization
  • Assists with developing priorities, goals, and action plans
  • Responds to requests from Clinical Supervisor
  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary teams to assist with evaluation of programs and services
  • Identifies better, faster, more efficient ways of doing tasks as well as eliminates unnecessary work and all non-value-added activities to enable a focus on work that generates greater value
  • Responds to requests from Clinical Supervisor, and collaborates with interdisciplinary teams to assist with evaluation of programs and services.  Communicates with Supervisor regarding cost savings initiatives and planning.
  • Utilizes understanding of regulatory requirements to identify ways to improve process quality and compliance

Job Qualifications:
  • Completion of an AMA approved PhysiciansAssistant Program.
  • Certified as a Registered Physician's Assistant

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