Full Job Description
Baylor Scott & White Southwest Sports Medicine & Orthopedics has an opening for a Physician Assistant to join our Total Joint Team in Waco, Texas.
Our facilities have national and regional recognition by U.S. News & World Report – a reflection of our talent and commitment to advanced quality care that is safe and compassionate.
We are looking for a committed team player with a favorable work/ training history. The ideal candidate should be focused on quality, and be able to effectively collaborate with physicians, peers, and other ancillary professionals to provide optimum patient care within our award-winning integrated healthcare system.
The PA Surgical Specialty-Operative 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. Surgical providers care for both adult and pediatric patients, and specialize in General Surgery, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology, Cosmetic, Vascular, Trauma, Transplant, Urology, Plastics or other surgical specialty.
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.
- 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 approved 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, 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, level of experience and training.
- Manages patients in a healthcare setting(s) other than primary clinic setting (e.g., inpatient, emergency services, surgical, procedural, etc.)
- Performs invasive procedures specific to scope of practice and provider’s level of expertise as delegated by supervising Physician.
- Performs follows-up with patient both pre- and post- operatively, and may also round on patients in the hospital or see patients in the Emergency Department.
- Participates in all phases of perioperative patient management including outpatient, inpatient, and operating room settings.
- May be required to perform patient care duties beyond regular schedule based on coverage needs of the department.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 practices, 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 (BLS) within 30 days of hire or transfer
- Current certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant (NCCPA)
SCHEDULE- M-F 8-5 ( Earlier for 6 days) Outpatient /Inpatient- Rotating Weekend call, once every 5 weeks. Will work hospital and clinic.
- 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
- EDUCATION – Grad of an Accredited Program
- EXPERIENCE – Less than 1 Year of Experience
- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION – Physician Assistants (PA)
- Basic Life Support (BLS): Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of hire or transfer.