Job Description

Posted Date: 11/26/2019

Steward Health Care System LLC ("Steward") is a fully integrated, physician-led national health care services organization committed to providing the highest quality of care in the most cost-efficient manner in the communities where our patients live. Steward - the largest privately held health care company in the U.S. - owns and operates 35 community hospitals across nine states, serves over 1,000 distinct communities and employs approximately 40,000 health care professionals. In addition to our hospitals, the Steward provider network includes 4,800 providers, 25 urgent care centers, 87 preferred skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health offerings, over 7,300 hospital beds under management, and approximately 1.5 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, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, Utah, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, and provides more than 4 million patient encounters per year.

Summary:
Manages patienst with orhtopedic signs, symptoms or injuries with consultation, collaboration and supervision from an orthopedic physician. Using knowledge which includes pathophysiology, pharmacology and physiology, the orthopedic PA exercises judgments in the assessment and diagnosis or patients and initiates delegated medical processes and procedures. Works as a member of a multidisciplinary team to provide quality care to orthopedic patients.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides superior customer service to internal and external clients, customers, and patients as referenced in the service excellence standards
  • Performs histories and physical examinations
  • Provides follow-up to patients with medical record documentation
  • Documents patient assessment and care plan in the medical record
  • Writes routine orders including orders pertaining to admission, discharge, transfer, VNA, pre-operative, post-operative, physical therapy, laboratory, diagnostic X-ray, diagnostic nuclear medicine, diet, medications, EKG, blood bank, vascular studies and consultations as well as orders directed by the physician
  • Interprets results from test resuls as listed above; IV insertion; foley catheter insertion, drawing blood through central line; arterial blood gas draw; adiminister authorized medications via IV, IM or SC routes; naso-gastric tube insertion; removal of surgical clips, sutures and drains; advance drains per physician order; wound de-bridement draw blood cultures; examine and evaluate consultations to the orthopedic service; first, second or third assist in the operating room on orthopedic patients; reduce fractures; reduce injuries; apply traction; perform intrartricular injections; perform digital, regional and local blocks; assist in obtaining informed consent from patients.
  • Participates in educating and trianing other allied health professionals or students
  • Participates in continuing education programs
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Currently licensed as a Physician Assistant in MA

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