PA-C - Orthopedica Physicians Assistant - PRN
Job Description

The Physician Assistant is a member of the Department of Surgery and carries responsibilities within the department.  The physician assistant is also an Allied Health Member of the Medical Staff and an employee of the hospital.

Evaluates pediatric/adolescent/adult/geriatric patients scheduled for Orthopedic Surgery at the Hospital by obtaining patient’ histories, performing physical assessments, prescribing treatment and medication modalities, and providing appropriate patient education.  Seeks consultation with a Orthopedic physician for all difficult or complicated cases.  As necessary, obtains medical and pre-surgical data from outside facilities and offices.  

Assists surgeon in the evaluation and management of Orthopedic surgical patients.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1.Performs admitting history and physical and records pertinent data.
2.Writes pre and postoperative orders, follow up progress notes, medication, treatment and tests.
3.Discriminates between normal and abnormal findings within physical assessment and consults the house and attending staff for confirmation and/or discussion of abnormal findings.
4.Makes decisions about appropriate management and treatment of patients after initial evaluation and follow up evaluation.
5.Participates in daily patient care as required.
6.Recognizes and manage minor illnesses or problems related to the patient that might occur during hospitalization.
7.Performs clinical procedures including e.g. vein puncture and dressing changes.
8.Writes medication orders for non-controlled, controlled, and non-prescription medications as appropriate.
9.Initiates appropriate evaluation and emergency management in emergency situations.
10.Assists in surgical clinic under the supervision of the responsible physician.
11.Establishes and maintains a good rapport and working relationship with departmental staff, hospital staff, patients, families, physicians and hospital visitors.

12.As identified in the department/unit specific competency plan, demonstrates:
a.The technical competence necessary to provide quality care to age specific population.
b.The ability to assess the developmental needs of age specific population.
c.The ability to use equipment in a safe and proper manner.

13.Other duties as assigned by appropriate supervisor/manager.
14.Demonstrates support and compliance with the Maryland General Hospital' mission, vision, values, philosophy, goals, objectives and policies.

Job Requirements

EDUCATION:       Graduate of an accredited physician assistant program.  

LICENSURE:      Current certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.  Current Maryland License.  Credentialed according to Medical Staff Bylaws.

EXPERIENCE:      At least one year clinical experience preferred.

CONTACTS:         Hospital personnel, physicians, patients, family members, and visitors.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:    Lifting, reaching, stooping, standing and walking.  

WORKING CONDITIONS:       Good, well-lit and ventilated hospital and operating room environment.

HAZARDS:           Possible exposure to ionizing radiation, body fluids and communicable disease.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Company Overview

UMMC Midtown Campus has had a long history of working to keep our community healthy. Located in midtown Baltimore, UMMC Midtown Campus is a 200-bed non-profit, community teaching hospital. We are part of the University of Maryland Medical System.

We provide care in more than 30 medical specialties. Each year, we serve about 100,000 patients. Through our free community health screenings, we also help more than 15,000 people a year manage health issues like diabetes and high blood pressure.

Our team of more than 500 doctors and 1,100 employees cares for each patient with expertise and compassion. We also partner with community groups, churches, health fairs, and schools to bring health education and other services to Baltimore residents.

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