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ORTHOPEDIC PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Fort Worth, TX

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Description

Westaff is seeking a Physician Assistant to join an Orthopedic team in Fort Worth, TX. The P.A. will be responsible for performing comprehensive and problem focused history and physical exams, interpret and correlate laboratory and diagnostic procedures. Interpret and correlate subjective and objective data to formulate a differential diagnose and establish a working diagnosis. Must be licensed in the STATE OF TEXAS, Must have a Bachelors degree, and Must have 4+ years experience in healthcare. 

  • Formulate a treatment plan for Orthopedic problems within scope of practice. Implement therapeutic intervention for specific conditions when appropriate. Exercise judgment on problems requiring consultation, referral, or evaluation by the supervising Orthopedic surgeon or other health care professionals.
  • Order, collect, and perform appropriate laboratory or diagnostic procedures, and studies including but not limited to blood and tissue specimens. Ordering or performing diagnostic studies such as but not limited to EMG, electrocardiogram, compartment pressure measurements, and x-ray examinations including special x-ray examinations CT, MRI, and bone scans etc.
  • Performing procedures such as but not limited to, digital blocks, regional anesthesia, and minor outpatient surgical procedures such as but not limited to tendon repair, wound closure, wound management, wound debridement, incision and drainage, needle biopsy, percutaneous pinning of fractures, k-wire removal and hardware removal.
  • Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including but not limited to joint and bursa aspirations, closed reduction of fractures and dislocations, injections of joints, tendons, trigger points and bursa, as well as brace, cast and splint applications.
  • Assist in surgery to include but not limited to first assist, deep and superficial tissue  closures, application of appliances and any other action delegated by the surgeon. Conduct hospital, rounds, write orders, and take call for the Orthopedic surgeon. Evaluate and clarify clinical conditions, formulate and implement a treatment or therapeutic plan for hospitalized patients, dictate discharge summaries, histories and physicals.
  • Order, prescribe, dispense, and administer Medication, orthosis, orthotics, braces and other Orthopedic devices as may be allowed by state legislation.
  • Evaluate, screen and council patient on health maintenance and promote utilization of community resources. Design, conduct and/or participate in research studies, manage databases, and perform quality assurance.
  • Maintain proper order, stock, and function of all equipment in the clinic, delegating appropriately to make sure that clinic runs efficiently for all physicians in the practice.
  • Diagnose and triage computer and/or equipment malfunctions, attempting to fix as much as possible and recognizing when to call for elevated assistance.
  • Oversee medical assistants with completion of their tasks, including but not limited to faxing out paperwork and clinical notes, phone calls and faxes.
  • Oversee radiology department to ensure state compliance is being met and equipment is in proper working order.
  • Completion of disability forms, faxes, voice message callbacks, other paperwork, all clinical notes, and evaluations on office staff in a timely manner.
  • Any and all other tasks delegated to the physician assistant by any and all supervising physicians for which the appropriate relationship has been established in the State of Texas.

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