Orthopedic Spine Surgery Physician Assistant
Performs a variety of duties, such as history and physicals, and provides care to assigned patients. Assesses, diagnoses, and documents findings. Writes medical orders and/or prescriptions. Makes clinical decisions relative to patient management through collaboration with physicians.
- Graduation from a physician assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Bachelor's degree; Master's degree preferred.
- Some experience preferred.
- National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) certification.
- Current license with the Maryland Board of Physicians.
- Current Basic Life Support (BLS)/Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives. Adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards, and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
- Develops treatment plan and discusses proposed course of treatment with patient's attending physician and other healthcare team members as appropriate, including consultants and referrals.
- Functions under surgeon's direction as a surgical assistant. Assists in necessary preparations prior to and after surgery.
- Initiates standing and regular orders, including activity, diet, vital signs, routine laboratory work, routine diagnostic tests, laxatives, sedatives, analgesics, and appropriate medical and rehab therapies.
- Monitors patients and communicates significant patient findings or changes in patients' status to the appropriate physician.
- Obtains detailed and accurate history, performs physical examinations, and reviews medical records to assess patients' health status.
- Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams.
- Performs emergency lifesaving procedures as appropriate.
- Performs necessary rounds independently or with the attending physician and/or residents.
- Performs procedures as appropriate for patient care. Writes appropriate order sets, including medications.
- Provides emotional and educational support to patient and family as may be appropriate.
- Responds to nursing and ancillary status calls.
- Stays aware of diagnostic tests reports that require prompt medical intervention. Communicates directly with physician for interventions not covered by standing orders.
- Writes progress note in patient's medical record to document patient status, treatment, and procedures performed. Dictates discharge summaries as necessary.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
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