Responsibilities of the Physician Assistant - Orthopedics
Central Indiana Orthopedics is growing and has an immediate need for a Physician Assistant. The Physician Assistant will practice medicine with the supervision of a licensed doctor of medicine. Individuals in this role exercise autonomy in medical decision-making and provide a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. The clinical role of this position includes primary and specialty care in medical and surgical practice settings. Experienced candidates or new graduates are welcome to apply.
This position will work with a board certified orthopedic surgeon focusing on total joint replacement. This position will have a combination of clinic and surgery responsibilities, as well as rounding and call.
Provide a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services under the supervision of physician, including but not limited to diagnosing and treating illnesses, giving medical advice, counseling patients, performing physical examinations, assisting in surgery, and treating minor injuries by suturing, splinting, and/or casting
Obtains complete medical history and physical data on patients; performs complete physical exams; Interprets and integrates data to determine appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan.
Collaborates with physicians in managing acute and long-term medical needs of patients.
Orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures; administers medications and injections according to standard treatment plan and/or physician direction; and sutures minor lacerations.
Triages patient telephone calls and provides consultation and manages medical and surgical emergencies providing continuity of care between office visits.
Instructs and educates patient and family regarding medications and treatment instructions.
Maintains and reviews patients’ records, charts, and other pertinent information accurately and efficiently.Maintain an orderly and efficient flow of patients while obtaining patient vitals, collecting specimens as needed, obtaining/updating medical history information, ordering laboratory tests and/or x-rays.
Assist in surgery, assist physician as required, make required hospital rounds with the physician as needed, assist physician with dictation as needed.
Qualifications and Education Requirements of the Physician Assistant - Orthopedics
Graduation from an academic program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. One to two years professional experience as a Physician’s Assistant preferred. OR experience and experience in orthopedics preferred, but not required.
Certification/License Requirements of the Physician Assistant - Orthopedics
Certification through examination by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and licensed by the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency.
Competency Requirements of the Physician Assistant - Orthopedics
Possesses experience and education required to make independent judgments and decisions regarding patient care. Experience and skills in educational, research, and administrative activities related to the clinic setting. Requires proven and advanced levels of intelligence, sound judgment, honesty and ability to relate to people. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Requires high levels of respect for self and others, adherence to concepts of privilege and confidentiality in communication, and a commitment to the welfare of others. Experience with electronic medical records preferred; knowledge of NextGen electronic practice management and electronic health records system beneficial.