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Position Summary:

Department: OHJOI Osceola
Status: Full-Time
Title: Physician Assistant, PA, APP, Advanced Practice Provider
ORLANDO HEALTH JEWETT ORTHOPEDIC INSTITUTE
Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute is one of the region’s largest orthopedic and sports medicine practices,
providing comprehensive care for more than 250,000 patients each year. This August, the institute will open Florida’s first dedicated orthopedic hospital, featuring 75 private inpatient rooms, 10 operating suites with four virtually connected suites that can be used to train surgeons around the world, and a state-of-the-art research and innovation center with a 10-station bio skills lab and 3D printer. In March, a new medical pavilion opened adjacent to the hospital and houses outpatient clinics, an imaging suite, physical therapy spaces and the largest orthopedic ambulatory surgery center in Florida. Expertise, technology and services come together under one roof and cover the whole spectrum of care — from prevention and diagnostics to therapeutic and surgical treatment options to physical therapy, rehabilitation and performance health. The institute also holds official medical roles with multiple professional, college and high school athletic teams as well as well-known sporting events and venues.
Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute is part of the Orlando Health system of care, which includes awardwinning hospitals and ERs, specialty institutes, urgent care centers, primary care practices and outpatient facilities that span Florida’s east to west coasts and beyond. Collectively, our 27,000+ team members honor our over 100-year legacy by providing professional and compassionate care to the patients, families and communities we serve.
Orlando Health is committed to providing you with benefits that go beyond the expected, with career-growing FREE education programs and well-being services to support you and your family through every stage of life. We begin your benefits on day one and offer flexibility wherever possible so that you can be present for your passions. “Orlando Health Is Your Best Place to Work” is not just something we say, it’s our promise to you
The Physician Assistant practices medicine under the direction of physicians and/or surgeons that helps with all aspects of patient
care, including diagnosis, treatments, and consultations

Responsibilities:

Essential Functions
  • Assists in providing care for patients receiving radiation treatments; writes appropriate orders, including those for perioperative orders, narcotics, stimulants, and depressant drugs.
  • Performs emergency life-saving procedures in cases such cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, massive hemorrhage, or similar catastrophe.
  • Performs daily rounds independently or with attending physicians and/or students. Daily tasks to include:
    • Perform detailed H & P examinations and document inpatient H & P, and discharge summaries in the medical record. (Must be reviewed and countersigned by supervising medical staff member within 24 hours and may not be substituted for physician H & P).
    • Initiate appropriate actions to facilitate implementation of therapeutic plans, consistent with healthcare needs of the patient
    • Performs examination for follow-ups and patients receiving radiation treatments.
    • Review medical records of patients of the supervising medical staff member.
    • Routine patient rounds to monitor and evaluate clinical status; change in status to be reported to supervising medical staff member for management (may not be substituted for physician rounds).
    • Notifies attending physician about unusual or unexpected events or problems requiring direct physician consultation.
    • Dispense/prescribe medication, as authorized by supervising medical staff member.
    • Issue oral and written orders on behalf of the supervising medical staff member, to be reviewed and countersigned by the supervising medical staff member within 24 hours.
    • Write or dictate reports and progress notes appropriately in the medical record
    • Scrub with supervising surgeon in operating room.
    • Remove catheters, drains, sutures, and staples.
    • Surgically close wounds, incision and drainage, debridement, dressing (the surgeon must remain in the immediate area).
    • Assist physician with special diagnostic procedures and follows the medical staff policies on supervision for the procedure
    • Perform advanced cardiac life support. In a medical emergency, the Physician Assistant will act on behalf of the supervising medical staff member to maintain life support until a licensed physician arrives to manage the patient.
    • Perform patient education.
  • Maintains reasonably regular, punctual attendance consistent with Orlando Health policies, the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
  • Maintains compliance with all Orlando Health policies and procedures.
Other Related Functions
  • Acts as a role model and resource person for staff.
  • Participates in review and revision of policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates compliance with standards of regulatory and accrediting agencies.
  • Establishes relationships with professionals of other health-related groups within the community.
  • Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication with diverse populations, including physicians, employees, patients, and families.

Qualifications:

Education/Training
Graduate of accredited physician assistant program.
Licensure/Certification
  • Maintain current physician assistant licensure in State of Florida.
  • Maintain current BLS/healthcare certification.
Experience
None
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