Title: Physician Assistant II, (Orthopedics Podiatry)
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Under the direction and supervision of a physician who is a specialist (e.g., orthopedics, surgery, emergency medicine), the Physician Assistant II provides high quality, cost-effective patient care by performing surgical preparation procedures, peri-operative and post- operative procedures, and assists in performing surgical and other procedures. A Physician Assistant II may work in the operating room or emergency department in addition to having responsibilities for outpatient clinic and hospital ward duties. May take call for patients under the supervision of a physician.
- Performs admission evaluation on new patients to include: obtaining basic medical information and history, reviewing patient''s medical record, performing physical exam, transcribing history and medical findings into patient medical record, and reporting deviations from normal findings to attending physician.
- Provides patient and family with pre-operative and other pertinent education.
- Answers questions regarding surgery, recovery and risk factor modification, procedures.
- Provides blood transfusion information.
- Performs surgical peri-operative procedures.
- Locates and utilizes x-rays, instruments and pertinent patient information.
- Reviews patient chart noting allergies, pertinent medical history, and abnormal physical findings.
- Assists in performing surgical procedures and other procedures consistent with the standards of care and practice guidelines.
- Depending on the specialty, may work as the first assist during surgical procedures, start IV''s, and/or perform suturing.
- Performs post-operative procedures to include transcription of standard post-operative orders into patient medical records, assists physicians with evaluation and management of patient''s status during recovery, reviews vital signs, laboratory and x-ray studies, and assists with technical management of patients.
- Performs patient discharge in conjunction with social worker, pharmacist, and physical therapist and dictates discharge and transfer summaries in a timely manner.
- A Physician Assistant II may work in the operating room Orthopedic/POM department in addition to having responsibilities for outpatient clinic and hospital ward duties.
- Responsibilities as part of the POM clinic: doing telephone histories and preoperative assessments, ordering preoperative tests, and obtaining consultation as appropriate.
- Collaborate with all surgical specialties and Anesthesia departments.
- POM duties will consist of 50% of the total work time.
- One (1) year of previous experience in the last five (5) years as a physician assistant.
- Graduate of an approved primary care physician assistant or surgical physician assistant program approved by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
- Licensed as a Physician Assistant by the Medical Board of California (M.B.C.) and the Physician Assistant Examining Committee (P.A.E.C.).
- BLS certification required.
- Advanced Certification in specialty area, preferred.
- Must have a Nat''l Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to employment start date).
- May be required to possess specialty skills to perform tasks required by the specific department (e.g., neurosurgery, orthopedics, etc).
- Must be able to work in a Labor-Management Partnership environment.