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Benefits

  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
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JOB SUMMARY The Physician Assistant (PA) Surgery – Spine and General is a licensed, certified, non-physician healthcare provider who actively renders direct patient care and possesses delegated prescriptive authority, is credentialed and privileged, and whose service is billed as an independent billing provider, as recognized by Medicare and Medicaid within the healthcare systems, and in accordance with the appropriate board. The Advanced Practice Provider provides medical care based upon the scope of practice as delineated by the supervising physician. The PA Specialized Surgery Operative provides care for both adult and/or pediatric patients in the specialties of neurosurgery and/or spine surgery. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE Assesses the physical and mental condition of patients by performing and obtaining comprehensive or problem-focused physical examinations and medical histories. Monitors patients across the health care continuum and develops strategies to avoid hospitalization and/or decrease length of stay. Orders, collects, interprets, and evaluates laboratory and other diagnostic tests to assess patient problems and health care needs. Prescribes, recommends and/or employs medical drug therapies or other forms of related therapeutic treatments and procedures or performs indicated procedures in accordance with their scope of practice consistent with their training and experience and policies with attention to efficacy, safety, and cost. Recommends interventions to modify behavior associated with health risks. Formulates and implements comprehensive outcomes-based patient treatment plans based on patient assessments, evidence-based medicine, standards of care, professional practice guidelines and in collaboration with physicians and other interdisciplinary team members when appropriate. Evaluates patient’s response to health care provided and the effectiveness of care. Counsels patients and families regarding medical processes or procedures, management of the health illness/condition, medication, nutrition, and health promotion. Counsels patients about drug regimens and possible side effects or interactions with other substances such as food supplements, over the counter medications and herbal remedies. Maintains appropriate records detailing the patient’s treatment plans and outcomes. Initiates timely consultation and referral when the problem exceeds scope of practice and/or expertise. Provides consultation level services for conditions/problems related to the Provider’s specialty, scope, level of experience, and training. First assist/Second assist in the operating room and/or procedural setting and has met all required training (with the required level of competency). Sees patients in multiple settings including but not limited to new patient and follow-up visits in the clinic, inpatient rounding, and evaluation of patients in the emergency department. Provides pre-operative and postoperative care. Performs invasive surgical procedures and/or advanced technological procedures specific to the surgical specialty and scope of practice of the APP, as delegated by the supervising physician. Procedures may vary based on APP’s level of competency. KEY SUCCESS FACTORS Knowledge of information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities to include symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures. Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions. Verbal and written communication skills. Interpersonal skills. Critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills. Skill in the use of computers and related software applications. Ability to develop and implement comprehensive outcomes-based patient treatment plans. Ability to counsel patients concerning medical and psychological/psychiatric conditions, treatment plans, and behavior modification. Ability to interpret and evaluate laboratory and other diagnostic tests. Current license to practice as a Physician Assistant in the state of Texas. Basic Life Support within 30 days of hire or transfer. Current certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

Position Highlights:

  • Outpatient, rounding with physician for post-surgical patients
  • Orthopedic surgical assist – Spine, Robotics, and General
  • Call required – 1 in 6, for 1 week – Monday 7a – Monday 7a
  • Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8a – 5p
  • Collaborative work environment in a 12-person practice at the Round Rock Medical Center
BENEFITS

Our competitive benefits package includes the following

  • Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
  • 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • PTO accrual beginning Day 1

Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level

QUALIFICATIONS

– EDUCATION – Grad of an Accredited Program

– EXPERIENCE – Less than 1 Year of Experience

– CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION – Physician Assistants (PA)

  • Basic Life Support (BLS): BLS or BLS within 30 days of hire or transfer.