Physician Assistant, Ortho Trauma Surgery
Steward Health Care is the largest private, tax-paying physician-led health care network in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Steward operates 35 hospitals in the United States and the country of Malta that regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The company employs approximately 42,000 health care professionals. The Steward network includes multiple urgent care centers and skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, over 7,900 beds under management, and approximately 2.2 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services.
Steward Medical Group (SMG), Inc. is Steward's multi-specialty group practice with over 4,500 employees including over 1,800 physicians and advanced practitioners. SMG operates approximately 450 practice locations throughout Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, Utah, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, and provides more than 4 million patient encounters per year.
The Department of Orthopedics at Steward is seeking a full-time, licensed Physician Assistant to provide clinical care as well as support programming for the trauma and general orthopedic program.
Physician Assistant’ will play a pivotal role on this service with first assisting in the OR, and well as involvement in all aspects of post-operative care, including inpatient management. Responsibilities include independently rounding, patient education and proficiency in post-operative orthopedic management. Position will require individual capable of practicing with a high degree of clinical autonomy. Position will be required to function across all points of care-clinic, ER, inpatient and outpatient.
The Physician Assistant's on service will work regular scheduled shifts, rotating weekend coverage and rotating call coverage requirements.
The role may include:
- Support emergency and access to care: Participate in the on-call schedule.
- Support admission to care: Perform comprehensive and problem-focused histories and physical examinations; perform appropriate laboratory and diagnostic studies.
- Provides patient services in the orthopedic clinic under direct supervision and responsibility of Physician and or Department Chair.
- Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures such as aspiration and injections of joints, bursas and cysts. Apply casts, braces and other orthopedic appliances.
- Examines patient, performs comprehensive physical examination, and compiles patient medical data, including health history and results of physical examination. Instructs and counsels patients regarding compliance with prescribed therapeutic regimens, emotional problems of daily living, and health maintenance.
- Support inpatient care: Assist with surgical procedures in operating room; perform minor procedures on the unit; conduct daily hospital rounds; evaluate post-operative patients; handle discharge planning for patients on service.
- Facilitate patient referral to the appropriate physician or agency; and conduct follow-up visits on patients.
- Office Duties: Returning phone calls from patients, handling prescription refills and EMR management support.
We are seeking candidates with a background in orthopedics.
- Graduate of NCCPA approved Physician Assistant Program
- Massachusetts Physician Assistant License
- Two to five years Physician Assistant experience required.
- Experience managing and leading a staff required
- NCCPA Board Certified or Board Eligible
- BLS Certified
- ACLS Certified
- Orthopedic Experience
- Ability to travel to MA based programs