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The Physician Assistant (PA) is responsible for providing comprehensive Orthopaedic Surgery services in an urgent care setting. The PA will perform patient examination, evaluation, treatment and follow up care for orthopaedic surgery patients. The PA will order appropriate lab and radiological testing and interpret test results.
The PA will manage orthopaedic surgery healthcare including assessment, treatment, and screening. Assess and provides treatment. Provides patient education and counseling regarding general health maintenance and preventive recommendations. Follows an informed and appropriate process for referrals and assess when specialty care is necessary. Prescribes medication accurately and appropriately.
Current California Physician Assistant (PA) license.
Current PA Certification from NCCPA.
A minimum of two (2+) years of PA experience.
BLS/CPR and ACLS certification at time of hire with commitment to get ART within six (6) months of hire date.
Theoretical background in anatomy, physiology, general medicine, pulmonary, emergency and critical care medicine, management of common diseases, concepts of medicine and surgery, therapeutics including pharmacology, counseling techniques and interpersonal dynamics.
Proven knowledge of common diagnostic tests, exams, and procedures used in clinic. Must understand purpose, required supplies and/or equipment, how to perform procedure accurately, infection control, an accurate documentation of medical chart.
Demonstrated knowledge of all types of treatment and modalities necessary for the patient care and well being.
Demonstrated knowledge of common orthopaedic problems and treatments.
Ability perform initial history, and physical examination, identify major medical problems (specializing in sports medicine evaluations), and formulate appropriate plans of action.
Demonstrated ability to properly counsel patients and families, particularly regarding perioperative risk and management.
Ability to communicate effectively with patients and other health care personnel, and skill at providing clear written, verbal and telephone communication with a wide variety of people.
One (1+) or more years of recent working PA experience in orthopaedics.
Demonstrated urgent care experience.
Must be able to obtain UCSD Medical Staff privileges.
Must be able to work various hours, days, shifts, on-call and locations based on the 24-hour Medical Center's business needs.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
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