Montrose Memorial Hospital Surgical Physician Assistant (PA) - Surgical Services - Full Time, Days in Montrose, Colorado

Surgical Physician Assistant (PA) - Surgical Services - Full Time, Days - Montrose, CO

Surgical Physician Assistant (PA) - Surgical Services - Full Time, Days

  • Surgical Services

  • Montrose, CO, USA

  • DOE

  • Hourly

  • Full Time

Medical, vision, dental, 401k retirement services. Annual leave including vacation, sick and holiday pay.

Position Overview:

Under the direction of the Surgical Services Director, the Physician Assistant provides high quality, efficient, team based patient focused care. The Physician Assistant may be required to First Assist in the OR or perform other department specific procedures. The Physician Assistant's daily responsibilities may vary based upon the department needs and may require evening or weekend work hours.

Essential Functions :

  • The Physician Assistant will practice as part of a team under the direction of their department director.

  • Primary duties will be inclusive of the following but not limited to:

  • Performs other department specific diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.

  • Develops and implements patient management plans, records progress notes, and assists in provision of continuity of care.

  • Round on inpatients

  • Performs admission evaluation on patients to include: obtaining basic medical information and history, reviewing patient's medical record, performing physical exam, documenting findings into patient medical record, and reporting deviations from normal findings to attending physician.

  • Provides patient and family with pre-operative/pre-procedure and other pertinent education.

  • Answers questions regarding surgery or procedures, recovery and risk factor modification; provides blood transfusion information as applicable; performs peri-operative procedures; locates and utilizes diagnostic images, 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 entering 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 diagnostic studies; assists with management of patients.

  • Facilitates patient discharge; dictates discharge and transfer summaries in a timely manner.

Qualifications & Skills:

Education: Must have a current Colorado PA license. BLS certification required upon hire.

Training & Experience: Experience in OB, Gynecology, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, ENT, Plastics, Dental, Urology, and general surgery cases is preferred.

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