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Physician Assistant Surgical

Methodist Health System Omaha, NE

Job Description

  • Purpose of Job
    • Provides primary health care for patients.
    • Provides Orthopedic health care for patients under the direction of a supervising physician.

  • Job Requirements
    • Education
      • Graduated from an accredited program for the education of Physician Assistants approved by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).

    • Experience
      • Three to five years previous clinical experience preferred.

    • License/Certifications
      • Current, valid, and maintained Physician Assistant (PA) license in the state working without restrictions.
      • Maintain current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification preferred.
      • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.

    • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
      • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate and interact with patients, family members, hospital personnel, and co-workers.
      • Ability to perform numerous tasks at once.
      • Ability to use current Methodist patient Electronic Medical Records (EMR) programs.
      • Ability to type.
      • Ability to follow direction.
      • Ability to quickly respond as applicable.
      • Ability to give direction.
      • Ability to work as a team.
      • Ability to educate patients.
      • In depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology
      • Ability to organize and plan.
  • Physical Requirements
    • Weight Demands
      • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

    • Physical Activity
      • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
        • Climbing
        • Crawling
        • Kneeling
        • Sitting
      • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
        • Balancing
        • Carrying
        • Crouching
        • Distinguish colors
        • Keyboarding/typing
        • Lifting
        • Pulling/Pushing
        • Repetitive Motions
        • Stooping/bending
        • Twisting
      • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
        • Fingering/Touching
        • Grasping
        • Hearing
        • Seeing/Visual
        • Speaking/talking
        • Standing
        • Walking
        • Reaching

    • Job Hazards
      • Not Related:
        • Electrical Shock/Static
        • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means
      • Rare (1%-3%):
        • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-Ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
        • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means) NICU only
      • Occasionally (34%-66%):
        • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
        • Explosives (pressurized gas)
        • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
      • Frequent (67%-100%):
        • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
        • Biological agents (primary air born & blood borne viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
        • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
  • Essential Job Functions
    • Essential Functions I

      • Provides primary health care for patients by utilizing the process of assessment and diagnosis of health status, development and implementation of treatment plans and follow-up and evaluation plans of patient outcomes.
        • Provides orthopedic health care primarily.

      • Provides patient and family education regarding proper use of medication and health/illness prevention to ensure adequate knowledge/awareness by interviewing and advising specifically to patient needs and recommending appropriate community resources.

      • Prepares prescription orders/inquiries/renewals to facilitate patient care by writing orders for drugs and controlled substances and relaying information to pharmacy.

      • Administers medication and immunizations to ensure patient health by injection, inhalation or oral methods.
        • Immunizations not applicable to Health West Orthopedics.

      • Perform patient consultations/physical exams to determine the assigned patient's needs independently and under physician direction. Includes obtaining patient medical history, checking vital signs, performing tests relevant to patient condition and recording findings.
        • Informs and discusses test results with the patient or patient's guardian as applicable.
        • Obtain patient's medical and psychosocial history; perform physical exam and determine patient's mental status.
        • Collaborate with physicians and other clinical disciplines as appropriate. Provide teaching and patient education specific to the patient's health care problem.
        • Order appropriate ancillary tests.

      • Develops preliminary diagnosis to prescribe diagnostic and therapeutic procedures by ordering appropriate laboratory tests, interpreting data, and utilizing principles of prevention.

      • Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the patient to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment as outlined in the "Age Specific Criteria".

      • Maintain a professional behavior in attitudes, demeanor, and interactions to achieve organization's mission.
        • Communicates effectively with physicians, staff and patients.
        • Is approachable and professional in working with other health professionals, patients and their family.
        • Maintains a professional appearance, behavior, and work environment.

      • Effectively assist the Orthopedic Surgeon's in orthopedic surgical procedures. Assist with surgical procedure by acting as the surgical first assist.
        • Provides instruments, etc., as needed for the surgeon.
        • Closes surgical incision for the orthopedic surgeon as required.
        • Positions patients as requested by the surgeon.

      • Perform technical skills competently and independently to assure patient safety.
        • Is accountable to learn new skills and equipment within areas' specifications and time frames.

      • Performs pre-operative functions to assure patient is properly positioned for the scheduled procedure.

      • Evaluate patient care to determine response to care/interventions for optimal patient outcome.
        • Evaluate the patient's capabilities and/or limitations related to nursing and medical interventions.
        • Recognize and address patient and family capabilities and limitations (physical and mental).
        • Return patient telephone calls.
        • Monitor outcomes and documents patient response to interventions.
        • Performs telephone triage to determine patient special needs by recording patient condition, providing appropriate consultation and scheduling appointments when needed.

      • Demonstrates proper sterile technique.

      • Follows On-Call responsibilities according to the On-Call Physician preferences.

      • Performs patient rounding according to physician preference.

      • Applies and removes splints and casts as applicable.

      • Performs medical procedures under the direction of the attending physician.

    • Essential Functions II

      • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

      • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.

      • Other duties as assigned.

Job Details

Date Posted October 29, 2018
Date Closes December 28, 2018
Requisition 8676
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At Physicians Clinic Inc
Department Health West Orthopedics
Shift Daytime
Hours Monday - Friday 7:30am - 5pm hours per week
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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