Surgical Physician Assistant – Orthopedics

Our client, a well established and growing, multi physician orthopedic practice needs a Surgical Orthopedic Physician Assistant. In this role you will assist Physicians in surgery as well as actively facilitate patients’ recovery. You will use your skills under the direction of the Physicians and deal with a diverse range of patients and offer care and support. Working in both a hospital and Office practice setting, the Surgical PA will also be required to cover on call every 7 weeks.

Responsibilities for the Orthopedic Surgical Physician Assistant include but are not limited to:

· Performing comprehensive and problem focused history and physical exams, interpret and correlate laboratory and diagnostic procedures. Formulate a treatment plan for Orthopedic problems within scope of practice. Implement therapeutic intervention for specific conditions when appropriate. Exercise judgment on problems requiring consultation, referral, or evaluation by the supervising Orthopedic surgeon or other health care professionals.

· Order, collect, and perform appropriate laboratory or diagnostic procedures, and studies including but not limited to blood and tissue specimens. Ordering or performing diagnostic studies such as but not limited to EMG, electrocardiogram, compartment pressure measurements, and x-ray examinations including special x-ray examinations CT, MRI, and bone scans etc.

· Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including but not limited to joint and bursa aspirations, closed reduction of fractures and dislocations, injections of joints, tendons, trigger points and bursa, as well as brace, cast and splint applications.

· Assist in surgery to include but not limited to first assist, deep and superficial tissue closures, application of appliances and any other action delegated by the surgeon. Conduct hospital, rounds, write orders, and take call for the Orthopedic surgeon. Evaluate and clarify clinical conditions, formulate and implement a treatment or therapeutic plan for hospitalized patients, dictate discharge summaries, histories and physicals.

· Order, prescribe, dispense, and administer Medication, orthosis, orthotics, braces and other Orthopedic devices as may be allowed by state legislation.

· Evaluate, screen and council patient on health maintenance and promote utilization of community resources. Design, conduct and/or participate in research studies, manage databases, and perform quality assurance.

Qualifications necessary for the Orthopedic Surgical Physician Assistant include:

· Must have a minimum of 1 year experience working in an Orthopedic practice

· Must be Certified as a Surgical Physician Assistant(PA-C)

· Must be licensed in the State of New Jersey

This practice offers a competitive salary along with generous benefits including PTO, healthcare(medical,vision) as well as a 401k.

Salary range is $100k – $150k

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