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The Physician Assistant provides patient care in support of the Orthopaedic Trauma Services of two or more physicians. Services include trauma, hand, foot and ankle, spine and other orthopaedic inpatients. Will provide clinical and surgical assistance and support in managing inpatients and outpatients. Assist with patient evaluations including; history and physical, patient preparation, and management. Identify and solve complex clinical problems and communicate directly with the supervising physicians. Provide patient education and assist with research protocols. Will assist in surgery.
Meet the legal requirements to practice as a Physician's Assistant as determined by graduation from a training program approved by the Board of Medical Examiners of the State of California; and possess the skills, knowledge, and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.
Current California Physician Assistant (PA) license.
Current CPR certification.
Theoretical background in anatomy, physiology, general medicine, pulmonary, emergency and critical care medicine, management of common diseases, concepts of medicine and surgery, therapeutics including pharmacology, counseling techniques and interpersonal dynamics.
Must have one (1) year of recent PA experience in orthopaedics.
Knowledge of common orthopaedic problems and treatments.
Ability perform initial history, and physical examination, identify major medical problems (specializing in sports medicine evaluations), and formulate appropriate plans of action.
Proven knowledge of common diagnostic tests, exams, and procedures used in clinic. Must understand purpose, required supplies and/or equipment, how to perform procedure accurately, infection control, an accurate documentation of medical chart.
Skills necessary to function as first assistant in operative procedures, and knowledge of operating room standards and techniques.
Ability to communicate effectively with patients and other health care personnel, and skill at providing clear written, verbal and telephone communication with a wide variety of people.
Ability to assess the daily status and progress of patients and report this effectively to the physician and other medical care personnel associated with the patient.
Two (2) or more years of Physician Assistant experience in Orthopaedics.
Recent PA experience in an inpatient setting.
Must be able to obtain UCSD Medical Staff Privileges prior to appointment.
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