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  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
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Full Job Description

The Physician Assistant supports the physician in evaluating and treating patients with acute orthopaedic or postoperative problems in both the operating and office environment. The PA will work in the OR with our spine surgeons 2 -3 days/week. Other days will float to various orthopaedic surgeons. The locations will include Manhattan and Jersey City.

Responsibilities include:

* Assists physician during office hours, in satellite offices, and during hospital rounds to assure timely flow of patients. Participates in all aspects of patient care. * Serves as a first assistant during surgical cases when needed (may be necessary in main O.R. and outpatient surgery center). (OR first assist responsibilities are at the discretion of the Director of Allied Health and the attending physician).

  • Performs hospital rounds for inpatients.
  • Provides coverage with evaluation, treatment, and documentation of service for patients requiring orthopaedic care.
  • Participates in and contributes to orthopaedic educational activities for hospital nursing and physical therapy staff.

* Assists physician during office hours including preoperative and postoperative instructions. * Responds to and refers incoming telephone calls. Instructs patient and family regarding treatment instructions and medications.

  • Dictates and documents all patient encounters. Dictates Medical Necessity letters. Completes forms for Workmans Comp. and Disability.
  • Discusses patient care and necessary home equipment with Homecare Nurse.
  • Prepares discharge letters and make post-op calls to referring physicians.
  • Reviews charts preoperatively and document any pertinent information.
  • Rotates with residents and fellow nurses and PAs covering the RI on-call schedules.
  • Writes, faxes and/or phones in prescriptions for patients.
  • Liaisons between RI physician and outside consulting physicians regarding patient care.
  • Assists physician during hospital rounds with post-op patients and with research as needed.
  • Exemplifies the desired culture and philosophies of the organization.

Minimum Education: successful completion of an accredited Physician Assistant Program

Minimum Certification/Licensure: active Physician Assistant licensure and active CPR certification

Our Commitment to Employees:

Come work at Rothman Orthopaedics! Our employees are our single greatest asset, as such, we strive to provide a professional, nurturing environment where every member of our team can make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. This commitment to our employees has earned us the distinction as a Top Workplace in Philadelphia by the Philadelphia Inquirer year after year. Our employees enjoy competitive pay, comprehensive health and dental benefits, tuition reimbursement, paid time off, and retirement savings plans.

Rothman Orthopaedics is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to providing opportunities to all qualified applicants without regards to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We value developing an inclusive and equitable environment that strengthens our organization and allows us to better attract and retain a diverse workforce that is representative of our patients and our community. We model our values by creating and enacting practices that encourage participation from all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences.

As a condition of employment at Rothman Orthopaedics, it is required you receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Rothman Orthopaedics is an Equal Opportunity Employer and requests for reasonable accommodations will be considered.