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About Peachtree Orthopedics: Founded in 1953, Peachtree Orthopedics is the oldest orthopedic practice in the southeast. We’ve grown over the years, but our high standards of excellence and commitment to quality personalized care have remained the same. Peachtree Orthopedics has been named an AJC Top Workplace for the 5th year in a row! We offer excellent growth and advancement opportunities, foster a compassionate and fun culture, and seek employees who want the same.

Summary Provides health care services to patients under direction and responsibility of Peachtree Orthopedics’ Physicians.

Location: College Park and Midtown

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Obtain patient history and or x-rays.
  • Schedule diagnostic studies/surgery and obtain pre-certifications for same.
  • Prepare and assist/administer injections/aspirations.
  • Obtain specimen for laboratory and complete required forms.
  • Application/removal of casts, splints, braces.
  • Perform dressing changes and remove sutures/staples.
  • Perform minor office procedures.
  • Complete DME charge and/or Physical Therapy referral.
  • Complete return to work slips and distribute appropriately.
  • Complete applications for Handicap Parking permits.
  • Provide patients with educational materials regarding surgery/diagnostic studies or equipment/casts.
  • Ensure compliance with OSHA standards regarding blood borne pathogens.
  • Prescribe medications
  • Coordinate work-in appointments.
  • Obtain x-ray and diagnostic results from appropriate source
  • Serve as liaison between patient and physician.
  • Coordinate consultations with other physicians.
  • Order laboratory/diagnostic procedures
  • Establish differential diagnosis and treatment plan
  • Dictate all records of patient encounter
  • Triage/Provide care in the Emergency Room when assigned
  • Provide call coverage when requested
  • Provide OR assistance when needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • May direct the activities of medical assistant in all of the above when appropriate and when in keeping with medical assistant’s area of expertise.

Education and Experience

  • Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program.
  • Two years’ experience working as a Physician Assistant, preferably in orthopedics.
  • Knowledge of professional medical practice to give and evaluate patient care.
  • Knowledge of organizational policies, regulations and procedures to administer patient care.
  • Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care.
  • Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment.
  • Skill in applying and modifying the principles, method and techniques of professional nursing to provide ongoing patient care.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • American Heart Association’s Certification – BLS Certified

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Clinical staff must often be on their feet for much of the day and may have to lift patients who have trouble moving, standing, or walking. These duties can be stressful, as can dealing with ill and injured people. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Requires exposure to communicable diseases and bodily fluids. Requires working under stress in emergency situations or during irregular hours.