Physician Assistant Orthopedic, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, MD

Bethesda, MD Company Description Godwin Corporation, DoD Approved Mentor, provides experienced and committed health care personnel and related health care services to the federal government and private industry. EEO Godwin Corporation - providing services for the military and their families since 1987! Job Description Outstanding Orthopedic Physician Assistant Opportunity at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD * Excellent Compensation & Benefits Package! * PTO, Plus 10 Paid Federal Holidays! * Full Time Position Days (Monday – Friday) * NO Weekends! NO Call! NO Holidays! * Malpractice Insurance Provided! SPECIFIC DUTIES/TASKS THE PA SHALL PERFORM BY NOT LIMITED TO: SUMMARY: The Physician Assistant shall perform and provide medical examination and treatment as required by the Military Treatment Facility (MTF), Chief, Department of Primary Care and Community Medicine (DPCCM), or Counterpart, at each location. The Physician Assistant shall perform the services, which a military Physician Assistant with similar training and experience would be called upon to perform while in a similar duty assignment. The Physician Assistant shall be responsible for a regularly appointed clinic, compatible with workload and, in addition, provide immediate evaluation and management of emergent problems as they occur. All PAs shall have the capability to: * Collect and record, in proper format, medical and social historical data appropriate to the patient's condition. * Perform a general physical examination. Record the findings in proper format and determine medical qualification for various purposes. Maintain inpatient and outpatient medical records in accordance with MTF procedures and IAW with JC guidelines. * Select the most appropriate diagnosis and treat in cases of uncomplicated common illnesses and injuries. Identify and report those situations and individual cases which have public health significance and carry out effective control measures. * Plan and initiate proper treatment within the PA's defined privileges and the scope of practice per MTF policy and procedure, and IAW with JC guidelines. * Recognize those more complicated cases, initiate treatment (if appropriate), and refer to a higher level of medical expertise for diagnosis and/or treatment. * Stabilize and manage a patient in a medical or surgical emergency and/or transfer to physician care. * Clearly communicate to other health personnel either orally or in writing the findings, diagnosis, and planned treatment regimen. * Determine appropriate means of evacuation of emergency patients, prepare patients for evacuation, and arrange for evacuation support. * Knowledge of a variety of pharmacological agents used in patient treatment, the desired effects, side effects, and complications of their use as well as the accurate administration of the pharmacologic agent, including dosage calculations as required. Will be knowledgeable in administrative requirements for the documentation of patient's condition, progress and acknowledgement of teaching, and follow up care. * Can demonstrate and adhere to peri-operative, infection control and safety policies and procedures used in the MTF and IAW JC guidelines. * Schedules referral appointments, arranges for procedures, and performs telephone follow-up, as appropriate. * Can demonstrate good time management skills. * Participate in the Command's Blood Borne Pathogen Program, including orientation, annual training and exposure procedures. * Comply with the CDC's "Universal Precautions" for prevention of the transmission of HIV. * Practice aseptic techniques as necessary. Comply with infection control guidelines to include the proper handling, storage, and disposal of infectious wastes, the use of universal precautions to prevent the spread of infections. * Function with an awareness and application of sa...

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