APP - Advanced Practice Provider

Specialty/Qualification

PA-C

Region

Northeast

What To Know

Urban - Large Metro
Small-Mid Practice / Organization

Job ID#

TOD 6

Physician Assistant Ortho Spine Non-Operative

Job Summary:

Busy outpatient Orthopedic Spine practice is seeking an experienced Physician Assistant to join their team, to work alongside three spinal surgeons and three PAs in clinic. Please note this is a non-operative role. Ideal candidate can handle fast-paced environment and instill confidence in patients and their family members. 4 day work week. No weekends. No call.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all facets of perioperative care for surgical spine patients including performing
  • history/physical examinations, interpreting laboratory/diagnostic tests, managing wounds.
  • Obtain medical histories and conduct physical exams
  • Triage patient phone calls and escalate to attending as appropriate
  • Work up and treatment of non-operative patients including collaboration with appropriate referring
  • physicians (neurology, physiatry, pain management)
  • Order, review, and interpret laboratory data and radiographic studies (XR, CT, MRI, EMG)
  • Write for post-op pain meds, including opioids for up to 3 months following surgery
  • Explain treatment and care plans for both pre-op and post op
  • Provide health education to patient and family members
  • Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies preferred
  • Board Certification
  • NYS Physician Assistant License
  • DEA required
  • Vast knowledge and proficiency in pain management.
  • Proficient knowledge in orthopedics
  • Knowledgeable in treating postoperative complications such as DVT/Pulmonary Embolism and
  • Infections