Physician Assistant (PA), Orthopedic Surgery - FT/D (8hr)

Location: 
Long Beach Medical Center
Schedule: 
Full Time
Shift: 
Day Job
Job Listing: 
LON005082
Medical Assistant

At MemorialCare, we believe in providing extraordinary health care to our communities and an exceptional working environment for our employees. MemorialCare stands for excellence in Health Care. Across our family of medical centers, we support each one of our bright, talented employees in reaching the highest levels of professional development, contribution, collaboration and accountability. Whatever your role and whatever expertise you bring, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your full potential in an environment of respect, innovation and teamwork.MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center is a major regional provider of medical and surgical services. A Magnet�-designated teaching hospital, MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center has 420 beds. We consistently achieve national accolades for our quality care, including ranking as one of �America�s Best Hospitals� for Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report magazine. Our unique environment allows for a range of medical services, from childhood to adulthood, to be structured under one roof. With our technology, our vision, and especially our talented professionals, we ensure our patients receive the best possible care.

PAs in Orthopedic surgery play an integral role in the global management of surgery patients, including all aspects of pre-, intra- and post-operative care. Orthopedic PAs perform patient histories, help with the treatment plans, serve as a first assistant in surgery, manage post-operative care and handle a myriad of other patient-related duties.  

The Physician Assistant is responsible for performing clinical assessments and care management services which include developing and interpretation of histories and physical exams, under general supervision and in accordance with standardized procedures.

The PA performs comprehensive and problem-focused histories and physical examinations, interpret laboratory and diagnostic tests, interprets and correlates subjective and objective data to formulate a differential diagnosis and establish a working diagnosis, implements therapeutic interventions for specific conditions when appropriate orders, collects and performs appropriate lab and diagnostic studies performs compartment pressure measurements assists in the surgical suite including first assist, deep and superficial wound closure, application of internal devices and any other procedures delegated by the supervising orthopedic surgeon formulates and implements treatment and therapeutic plans for hospitalization.

Qualifications: 

Experience:

1+ year experience as Physician Assistant

Direct department related experience preferred.

Education/Licensure/Certification

Graduated from a nationally accredited Physicians Assistant program

Current license as a Physician Assistant in California

Current BLS, ACLS and PALS provider certification.

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