Physician Assistant - Orthopedics

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POST DATE 8/12/2016
END DATE 10/8/2016

Einstein Healthcare Network Philadelphia, PA

Company
Einstein Healthcare Network
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
14556
AJE Ref #
575859688
Location
Philadelphia, PA
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Masters Degree

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Position Description

EINSTEIN HEALTHCARE NETWORK IS A PRIVATE, NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANIZATION WITH SEVERAL MAJOR FACILITIES AND MANY OUTPATIENT CENTERS. OUR PRIMARY MISSION IS TO PROVIDE COMPASSIONATE, HIGH QUALITY HEALTHCARE TO THE GREATER PHILADELPHIA REGION. EINSTEIN HEALTHCARE NETWORK PROMOTES WELLNESS. RESEARCH HAS SHOWN THAT SMOKING IS DANGEROUS TO THE HEALTH OF SMOKERS AND TO OTHERS. EINSTEIN CAMPUSES ARE TOBACCO AND SMOKE FREE.

We are looking for an experienced Physician Assistant to join our Orthopaedics team!

IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL ASSUME IMMEDIATE RESPONSIBILITY FOR:

* Assisting physicians, residents and nursing personnel with the treatment and care of orthopaedic patients

* Conducting daily office hours at Orthopaedic Surgery outpatient sites to work-up and triage patients for distribution to Ortho surgeons or return to Primary Care

* Occasionally being the first assistant in the OR for Orthopedics

IF YOU POSSESS THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS, PLEASE APPLY IMMEDIATELY:

* Graduate of accredited program for Physician Assistant required

* Previous Orthopaedics experience preferred

* Previous experience as a PA in an office setting preferred

* Pennsylvania State license for Physician Assistant required

* Board Certified Physician Assistant required

* 2 years experience in a hospital setting

* Orthopedics experience preferred

* Emergency Department experience preferred

* Experience with orthopedic consultations, admission/discharge orders

PHYSICAL DEMAND ANALYSIS:

* Physical Requirements: Standing and walking during office hours and while making rounds. Frequent lifting and carrying of patients, supplies, medical equipment, patient charts and x-rays. (Can be very strenuous at times) Occasional pushing and pulling of wheelchairs and stretchers. (Can be very strenuous at times) Both dexterity and agility are extremely important to constantly carry out functions such as suture/staple removal, cast/brace removal and patient evaluations.

* Visual Requirements: Near vision is extremely important to constantly read reports, notes, provide wound care, remove casts and staple/sutures. Color vision and depth perception are necessary to provide wound care to patients. There is occasional exposure to Video Display Terminals.

* Hearing Requirements: The ability to constantly hear normal conversation is extremely important in order to evaluate patients, communicate with office and all ancillary staff. Telephone communication is frequent and includes patient calls and multidisciplinary communications. The ability to hear low voice volumes and whispers on a daily basis are crucial when interacting with traumatic brain injured and stroke patients with speech impediments.

* Working Conditions: An Orthopaedic practice. Operating Room and hospital floor environment . Office setting includes desks, computers, medical equipment, and a patient waiting area, administrative offices and a clinical setting with exam rooms. There is frequent exposure to blood and the radiology room within the clinical setting. The temperature is climate controlled. Orthopaedic equipment includes wheel chairs, cast saws, stretchers, dynamaps and medical supplies with frequent contact. No exposure to loud noises.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.