Orthopedic PA or NP opportunity
We are seeking a highly skilled and dedicated Orthopedic Physician Assistant to join our reputable healthcare facility. As an Orthopedic Physician Assistant, you will provide comprehensive orthopedic care under the supervision of our team of orthopedic surgeons. PA or NP should have a working knowledge of General Orthopedics, Trauma and Total Joints.
Patient Evaluation and Assessment:
Conduct thorough patient evaluations, including medical history review, physical examinations, and ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests.
Assess and diagnose orthopedic conditions, such as fractures, sprains, strains, joint dislocations, and musculoskeletal disorders.
Determine appropriate treatment plans and develop patient care strategies in collaboration with supervising physicians.
Assist orthopedic surgeons in surgical procedures, including preoperative preparation, intraoperative support, and postoperative care.
Perform various tasks during surgeries, such as suturing, wound closure, dressing application, and splinting.
Treatment and Management:
Provide non-surgical treatments, including prescribing medications, physical therapy referrals, and orthotic device recommendations.
Administer injections, such as corticosteroids or local anesthetics, as indicated and within scope of practice.
Educate patients on orthopedic conditions, treatment options, and postoperative care instructions.
Collaborate with physical therapists and other healthcare professionals to develop comprehensive rehabilitation plans.
Maintain accurate and detailed medical records, including patient histories, physical examination findings, diagnostic test results, treatment plans, and progress notes.
Ensure compliance with legal and professional documentation standards and protocols.
Communication and Collaboration:
Communicate effectively with patients, their families, and interdisciplinary healthcare teams.
Collaborate with supervising physicians to review patient cases, discuss treatment plans, and seek guidance as needed.
Stay updated on the latest advancements in orthopedic medicine and participate in continuing education to enhance clinical knowledge and skills.
Masters degree in Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner
Licensee in California
2 years experience in orthopedics or a related specialty is highly preferred.
Strong knowledge of orthopedic conditions, treatments, and surgical procedures.
Flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks efficiently.