Orthopedic Physician Assistant, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA

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 www.godwincorp.com Godwin Corporation - providing services for the military and their families since 1987! Job Description Outstanding Orthopedic Physician Assistant Opportunity at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA * Excellent Compensation & Benefits package * 26 Days PTO! Plus 10 Paid Federal Holidays! * Full Time Position Days (Monday – Friday) * NO Weekends! NO Holidays! NO Call! * Malpractice Insurance Provided! DUTIES: * Provide a full range of Musculoskeletal care as identified below: Examination, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the Musculoskeletal system including: - Contusions, strains, sprains, - Sports medicine and related injuries - Back and neck pain, chronic and acute neuromuscular disease and demyelinating disease - Nonsurgical musculoskeletal problems (e.g. Rheumatic disease, collagen diseases, foot disorders) - Peripheral nervous system disorders and myoneural junction disorders (e.g. radiculopathies and myasthenia gravis) - Generalized conditioning and injury rehabilitation - Evaluation and management of chronic pain conditions - Functional capacity testing, evaluation and assessment * Perform a variety of orthopedic pre-, intra-, and post-operative duties (e.g., pre-admission patient evaluation and work-up, physical assessment; assist in setting orthopedic instrumentation and equipment, assist with patient preparation to include draping and positioning, first and second assist with all procedures to include tissue retraction, suturing of tissues, cutting of suture, closing of the operative case, application of any appropriate appliance; removal of sutures, case and splint changes, dressing changes with routine wound care as necessary, etc.) * Perform evaluation of patient status including participation in daily rounds, evaluation of laboratory parameters, radiological and other diagnostic tests, progress notes and routine orders. * Institute admission, in-house transfer and discharge orders, all of which are to be reviewed by the supervising physician. * Chart progress, dictate notes, and discharge summaries as necessary. Qualifications Education: 1) Be a graduate from a physician assistant (PA) training program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education of the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). 2) Completion of a fellowship or residency training in Orthopedic Medicine. * Licensure: Possess current unrestricted license to practice as a physician assistant in one of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands. * Certification: Possess current certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). * Experience: Possess a minimum of 2 years fulltime experience within the preceding 3 years working as an Orthopedic Physician Assistant. * Must be a U.S citizen and have the ability to pass a background check/security clearance. Additional information Staffing and Scheduling: * Services shall normally be provided Monday through Friday, between the hours of 0700-1800 for an 8.5, 9, or 10.5 hour shift (which include a .5 or 1 hour uncompensated meal break). The PA will not be required to provide services on Federal Holidays. The PA shall be on duty in the department for about 40 hours each week, except during periods of approved leave or for holidays. In no instance will an individual PA be required to provide services (on-site service plus approved leave and holidays) in excess of 80 hours per 2-week period. The specific schedule for the PA for each 2-week period will be scheduled one month in advance by the supervisor.
Updated 9-Dec-2014
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