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Position Summary

As an academic medical center with a rich history of providing life-saving treatment in Southern Nevada, UMC serves as the anchor hospital of the Las Vegas Medical District, offering Nevada’s highest level of care to promote successful medical outcomes for patients.

We are home to Nevada’s ONLY Level I Trauma Center, Designated Pediatric Trauma Center, Burn Care Center, and Transplant Center. We are a Pathway Designated facility by ANCC, and we are on our journey to Magnet status.


Position Summary:
Responsible for interviewing and examining patients via Telemedicine to determine a diagnosis while under the direct supervision and responsibility of a physician. Duties include ordering tests to ascertain the nature and extent of illnesses and injuries, prescribing medications, and maintaining patient records.

Job Requirement

Education/Experience:Graduation from an academic program approved by the Nevada Board of Medical Examiner’s and at least two (2) years of clinical expertise.

Licensing/Certification Requirements:Valid License by State of Nevada to practice as a Physician’s Assistant (NRS 630). Valid Nevada State Board of Pharmacy License. Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS)and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) from the American Heart Association (AHA). Advanced Trauma Life Support Certification (ATLS).

Additional and/or Preferred Position Requirements

  • Minimum of two years of post-graduate experience in a similar facility (a plus).
  • Urgent or Emergency care experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Physical Requirements

Knowledge of: Adult and pediatric orthopedic (surgery and clinic) care, equipment, supplies and practices; principles and practices of medical care; drug interactions; quality assurance and performance improvement principles and methods; department and hospital safety practices and procedures; patient rights; infection control policies and procedures; handling, storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials; department and hospital emergency response policies and procedures; age specific patient care practices.

Skill in:

Effective provision of orthopedic and medical care; ensuring that services are appropriate for meeting patient’s medical, social and emotional needs, consistent with sound health care resource allocation practices; maintaining a calm presence and effective decision making skills during periods of high stress including multiple, simultaneous trauma activations or emergency orthopedic surgery; effectively and efficiently cooperating with the trauma and surgical teams to ensure quality patient outcomes; solving problems; developing, prioritizing and directing treatment plans; using computers and related software applications; communicating with a wide variety people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties; efficient, effective and safe use of equipment.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

Mobility to work in an operating room or resuscitation area and use standard surgical and monitoring equipment necessary to treat patients; stamina to stand, walk and/or concentrate for extended periods of time; vision to read printed material, a VDT screen and perform job related duties; hearing and speech to communicate effectively in-person and over the telephone. Strength and agility to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects and position patients during treatment. Dexterity to manipulate instruments and to perform procedures without difficulty. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this classification.

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