Company: Lakeshore Bone and Joint Institute
Location: Crown Point
Posted on: August 7, 2022
As the region's dedicated experts in exceptional musculoskeletal
care, our doctors and staff at Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute
have served the orthopedic needs of northwest Indiana since 1968.
With state-of-the-art facilities, we are dedicated to delivering
the exceptional, compassionate care patients need to keep moving
and keep enjoying their life. The Physician Assistant (PA) provides
medical care, medication management, and care coordination for
patients with chronic or acute injuries.
Obtain patient history and perform assessments via observation and
Prescribe appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment
Order, perform and interpret diagnostic and therapeutic tests as
Implement interventions to support the patient to regain or
maintain physiologic stability
Asses and revise care plans based on physician recommendations and
Consult with other staff regarding referrals, follow-ups, and
transfer of care
Educate patient and family by providing educational tools and
resources to aid in decision making
Participate in professional development activities and attend
seminars as needed
Exercise initiative, judgement, discretion, and decision making to
achieve medical objectives
Assist physician in orthopedic surgery
Conducts rounds at hospitals on ER and post-operative patients as
directed by physician
Other duties as assigned
Education: Master's in PA studies from an accredited University
Experience: Minimum of 2-years Physician Assistant or orthopedic
Requirements: Current state PA license, certified by National
Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Current CPR
Knowledge of acute and chronic care protocols, administration of
medications, delivering physical care following treatment plan
Knowledge of how to assess patient health and measure/record
physiologic and growth indices
Knowledge of health promotion principles and techniques and patient
Skills & Abilities:
Ability to analyze situations and solve problems
Employ critical thinking and problem solving
Ethical reasoning and decision making
Strong attention to detail
Receptive and responsive to feedback
Excellent verbal and written communication skills,
Time management, prioritization, and sense of urgency
Maintain patient confidentiality
Standing, sitting, walking, bending, stooping and twisting.
Requires ability to help transfer patients. Occasional stress from
dealing with multiple tasks and tense patients. Requires full range
of motion, manual dexterity, eye-hand coordination.
Work is performed in a clinical environment. Involves frequent
contact with staff and the public. Work may be stressful at times.
Occasional weekend or evening work required.
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