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PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT - Surgical / Orthopedics

Company: OAA Orthopaedic Specialists
Location: Allentown
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Description:We are seeking a Physician Assistant to work in our Sports Medicine division. 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. Orthopaedic and/or surgical experience preferred, but not required. 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.Requirements:
    • 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, New Grads will be considered.
    • 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 inter-personal skills.
    • Strong computer skills with electronic medical records experience.
    • Self-motivated, flexible team player.
    • Bi-lingual/Spanish skills for interpreting a plus.OAA Orthopaedic Specialists has been the preferred choice of the Lehigh Valley for comprehensive orthopaedic care for over forty years. Our mission is to be the region's premier medical provider focused exclusively on orthopaedic care.To achieve this mission, OAA Orthopaedic Specialists seeks to employ individuals who strive to put the needs of our patients first and foremost. With internationally-renowned physicians, state-of-the-art technologies, and various locations, OAA is home to some of the area's best and brightest employees.Our employees strive to provide a quality patient-centered experience to our patients and their families. OAA offers a great benefits package to include Health/Dental/Vision, Company paid Life/LTD and AD&D insurance, paid vacation, holiday and sick leave, and a 401(k) retirement plan after 1 year of service.*OAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer*Job Type: Full-timeSchedule:
      • Monday to FridayWork Location: In person

Keywords: OAA Orthopaedic Specialists, Allentown , PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT - Surgical / Orthopedics, Healthcare , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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