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Orthopedic First Assist PA Opportunity - Phoenix, AZ

Location: Arizona-Phoenix
Duration: Permanent - Full Time
Job ID: 21680155
Category: Physician Assistant - Orthopaedic
Company: SpineSearch
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Practice Type:   Group
Job Updated: 09/13/19
Orthopedic First Assist PA role with a Nationally recognized Surgical First Assist organization in Phoenix AZ 
 
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35 hour work week- 4 to 5 days a week.  No call.  
 
  • Must have experience working as a first assist
  • Primary role is to perform first assist duties in surgery.
  • Ability to render emergency care on operating patients.
  • Perform a pre-op exam and correlate symptoms to procedure and diagnosis.
  • Ability to talk to patients in pre-op and answer any questions about the surgery as well as explain your involvement.
  • Performs comprehensive and problem-focused patient histories to ensure there are no special requirements for surgery.
  • Aids operating surgeon/facility staff with any pre-op preferences including but not limited to radiographic studies set-up, instrumentation set-up, and patient positioning.
  • Transfer/escort patients back to PACU and assess post-op condition, ensure there are no complications, and ensure that the procedure was successful.
  • Assist with any clinical/management projects for the betterment of your territory/team.
  • Assist with education and training initiatives
  • Perform chart reviews and audits, on a weekly basis
  • Present case study webinars once a quarter
  • Provide support to territory manager on special projects
  • Provide administrative support on non-OR days
  • Provide clinical support on non-OR days

Education/Training:

  • Must have excellent computer skills specifically MS Office, Diagnostic imaging systems, and EMR
  • Bachelors required for both PAs and NPs; Master’s in physician assistant studies, Health Science or Medical Science is required for PAs.
  • Must possess current state license where practicing and be nationally certified as National Commissioned Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) is required for PAs.
  • At least one year of surgical experience required.

PA license for the state of Arizona (or in process)

At least 1-3 years of surgical first-assist experience (ortho preferred)

Board Certification

 


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