Orthopedic First Assist PA role- Austin TX - 21498274

Location: Texas-Austin - Huntington
Duration: Permanent - Full Time
Job ID: 21498274
Category: Orthopaedic Physician Assistant Job
Company: SpineSearch
Contact: scott sullivan
Call: (516) 333-5050
Job Posted: 05/08/20

Orthopedic First Assist PA role- Austin TX - 21498274

Orthopedic First Assist PA role with a Nationally recognized Surgical First Assist organization in Austin TX
35 hour work week- 4 to 5 days a week.  No call.  Will be working out of 3 hospitals in the Austin region
  • 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


  • 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.

Must have or be in the process of obtaining a PA License in the State of TX


Must possess at least 1 year experience in Orthopedic First Assist  - no exceptions