The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine is looking for a Physician Assistant to provide additional support to our orthopaedic spine practice. Perform duties as a Physician Assistant who is a qualified skilled health care professional who provides comprehensive primary health care under the scope of supervising and/or alternating supervising physicians. Services provided in The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine focusing on the evaluation, assessment, diagnosis, treatment and appropriate care of patients. Services are provided with available consultation from attending physicians. The supervising physician or the alternate physician maintains final responsibility for the care of the patient and the performance of the Physician Assistant. The ideal candidate is someone who is passionate about the orthopaedic field and about providing exceptional patient care.
Provides healthcare services typically performed by a physician, under the supervision of a physician
Provide support by seeing clinic patients independently at various clinical locations
Primarily see return patients after non-operative treatment and provide patient management prior to the determination for surgery
The Physician Assistant will work collaboratively within the multidisciplinary orthopaedic team, using advanced clinical skills and knowledge to provide comprehensive direct patient care and services to patients under the care of the University of Chicago Medical Center
This individual will assume accountability for patient care in making decisions, prescribing appropriate medications as set forth in the delegation of prescriptive authority, prescribing appropriate treatments, delegating tasks, and maintaining a comfortable environment for the patient
Collaborate with and act as liaison among the nurse, patient, family, physician, and community resources for coordination of patient care
Select appropriate communications approach to achieve desired outcomes of patient care
Actively pursue required knowledge and skills for professional development
Identify and participate in quality assurance issues on the unit
May participate in health education in the community
May participate in basic science and clinical research projects conducted by supervising physician
May prepare statistical reports and analysis setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions
Act as a resource for clinical skills to staff on or off the unit
May participate in teaching students and residents in techniques and procedures which are unique to specific clinical setting
Attention to detail
Education, Experience and Certifications:
Completion of an accredited Physician Assistant educational program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs required
Two years of experience in a related clinical area preferred
Previous experience with spinal care strongly preferred
Current Physician Assistant license/registration in the State of Illinois or eligibility to receive by start date required
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Knowledge of basic medical terminology required
Ability to provide direct patient care in a professional and respectful manner required
Excellent verbal and written communication required
Ability to read documents or instruments required
Ability to perform detailed work required
Ability to perform multiple concurrent tasks with occasional interruptions required
Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality while handling sensitive required
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