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Physician Assistant

Company: Lakeshore Bone and Joint Institute
Location: Crown Point
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

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.

Essential Functions:

Obtain patient history and perform assessments via observation and examination
Prescribe appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities
Order, perform and interpret diagnostic and therapeutic tests as needed
Implement interventions to support the patient to regain or maintain physiologic stability
Asses and revise care plans based on physician recommendations and patient changes
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 experience.
Requirements: Current state PA license, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Current CPR certification.



Knowledge:

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 learning measurement


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


Physical/Mental Demands:
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.

Environmental/Working Conditions:
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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Keywords: Lakeshore Bone and Joint Institute, Gary , Physician Assistant, Healthcare , Crown Point, Indiana

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