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Summary: We are seeking a Physician Assistant to work with our Orthopaedic surgeons. It is a combination of hospital and clinical/office hours. A successful candidate must possess excellent people skills, be self-motivated and have the ability to work within a team environment. The candidate will join an experienced mid-level staff. Surgical experience required, orthopeadic experience preferred.

Essential Functions:

  • Administers office and hospital patient care, including first assist during surgery.
  • Coordinates pre/post-operative care
  • Examines patients, performs comprehensive physical examination, and compiles patient medical data, including health history and results of physical examination.
  • Reviews prior medical records and diagnostic studies
  • Administers or orders diagnostic tests, such as x-rays, electrocardiograms, and laboratory tests, and interprets test results for deviations from normal.
  • Performs therapeutic procedures such as injections, suturing and wound care, and managing infection.
  • Develops and implements patient management plans, records progress notes, and assists in provision of continuity of care.
  • Maintains appropriate level of documentation for patient chart.
  • Provides follow-up treatments and care to patients in accordance with protocols established by physician.
  • Obtains admission History and Physical (H&P)
  • Instructs and counsels patients regarding compliance with prescribed therapeutic regimens, normal growth and development, family planning, emotional problems of daily living, and health maintenance.
  • Participates in call schedule including, at a minimum, call with the respective attending with additional days as requested with another OAA physician.
  • Promotes vision and mission statement of the group.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Graduate of a Physician Assistant program accredited by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), and
  • Current Physician Assistant Certification, and
  • Current license to practice as a Physician Assistant in Pennsylvania
  • One (1) to three (3) years of surgical experience preferred
  • Required Certifications:
    • Act 34 PA Criminal Background
    • Act 151 PA Child Abuse History
    • Act 114 FBI Cogent Clearance Fingerprinting
  • Ability to communicate effectively and maintain a positive rapport with patients and staff members
  • Decision making and team leadership experience
  • Ability to multitask
  • Possess excellent people skills
  • Strong computer skills with electronic medical records experience
  • Self-motivated, flexible team player
  • Bi-lingual/Spanish skills for interpreting a plus