Trauma Physician Assistant Team Lead

Description:

Since 1969, OCR has been local and physician-owned with strong ties to the community. With a talented, hardworking and friendly staff, we all work toward the common goal of serving the residents of CO, WY, and NE with specialty-focused care. We are experiencing tremendous growth and are looking to add talented people to our team in all of our locations!

The OCR South Lead Advanced Practice Provider (APP) is point person for the Trauma team and provides patient care by examining patients for treatment, interpreting special tests, and directing treatment plans. This position is also responsible for emergency room and consult triage and assisting in surgery.

Duties Include: 

  • Directly supervises one or more employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Works closely with HR Director on personnel issues. Reports critical personnel issues to include coaching and ensuring a positive culture and work environment. critical personnel issues (e.g., disciplinary actions and/or termination) to supervisor.
  • Acts as a subject matter expert for his/her team. He/she provides process training for new and existing team members, oversees and ensures coverage, and communicates and makes recommendations to their Manager/Director on workflow, equipment issues, patient requests or concerns, etc.
  • Develops trauma team schedules including weekend call to maintain effective staff coverage.
  • Assists in recruitment, interviewing and selecting of new Trauma Physician Assistant (PA) staff and Nurse Practitioner (NP) staff.
  • Ensures that PA’s are adequately trained and compliant with ongoing continuing education requirements; assists in APP performance evaluations.
  • Works with physicians to develop trauma program policies and procedures.
  • Ensures that APP staff adhere to hospital and OCR standards and guidelines.
  • Researches patient care complaints related to trauma and elective services. Makes recommendations and coordinates resolution.
  • Maintains quality assurance data related to trauma and elective services.
  • Participates in promoting the OCR trauma and elective programs.
  • Serves as a liaison with the OCR leadership team to ensure efficiency and data accuracy.
  • Provides orthopedic health care and performs selective medical and surgical services under the direction of OCR Physicians.
  • Records patient history, performs physical examinations, and records data.
  • Orders and interprets x-rays, special tests, laboratory and diagnostic studies.
  • Determines diagnoses, directs patient care plans, including prescribing medication.
  • Functions as a surgical first assistant.
  • Performs closed reductions and placement of traction pins.
  • Generates income for OCR by billing for surgical assist and hospital consults.
  • Takes trauma calls at the area hospitals.
  • Maintains updated trauma census.
  • Performs rounds with attending physician and patient liaison.
  • Educates patients on orthopaedic services, follow-up and clinic information; follows up if necessary.
  • Available for consults by Emergency Room Physicians and staff, or clinic providing independent assessment, treatment and minor procedures.
  • Provides continuous communication with on-call OCR Physician regarding emergencies and consults.
  • Ensures appropriate x-rays available to attending/trauma physicians for review on a daily basis.
  • Obtains all appropriate information on trauma patients and include on the trauma line.
  • Obtains appropriate insurance data.
  • Provides instructions/education to patients on prescribed medication and treatment plans.
  • Documents all patient encounters and paged patient phone calls.
  • Dictates on all patients under treating physician’s name.
  • Communicates pertinent information to other departments when needed (i.e. scheduling, billing etc.).
  • Answers all pager calls as assigned.
  • Attends meetings and serves on committees as requested
  • Participates in professional development activities and continuing medical education (CME) events.
  • Demonstrates courtesy and helpfulness toward patients, family members and others.
  • Ensures smooth and efficient telephone communication.
  • Is cooperative and helpful with co-workers and employees in other departments.
  • Serves as a professional representative of OCR.
  • Ensures that appearance and personal conduct are professional at all times.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 

  • Graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program.
  • Minimum one year experience as an Advanced Practice Provider at OCR
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software, ability to quickly learn enterprise and imaging systems, and similar computer applications.
  • Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and licensed or eligible to be licensed in the state of Colorado. Or certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and licensed or eligible to be licensed as a Nurse Practitioner in the state of Colorado.
  • Valid Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) License.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification, preferred.
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification, preferred

Physical Requirements: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 (The phrases “occasionally”, “regularly”, and “frequently” correspond to the following definitions: “occasionally” means up to ⅓ of working time, “regularly” means between ⅓ and ⅔ of working time, and “frequently” means ⅔ and more of working time.)

  • The work environment is the typical medical office environment. The employee must be able to complete their work satisfactorily in an environment where there are significant distractions, including staff, patients, and vendors walking through and conversing, telephones ringing, conversations carrying over, loud noises, and interruptions to answer questions from others.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand (8-12 hours per day); walk; reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, bend, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds and should do so in a sound and safe manner. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee will regularly assist patients in turning and arising from exam table; will regularly push wheelchair patients; and regularly assists patients in arising from and returning to wheelchair or bed.

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Longmont, travel to other locations required for coverage and staffing needs

Pay: $90,000 – $170,000 year, commensurate with experience

Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision coverage
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Retirement savings and profit sharing plan participation
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Continuing Medical Education (depending on position)
  • Paid Time Off

*Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status, and a waiting period may apply.

Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies (OCR) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination or harassment of any kind. OCR is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual experience and qualifications, without regard to a person’s race, color, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, the presence of any physical or mental disability, or status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other protected status.

  • Posting Information

  • Posting Date:

    July 1, 2022
  • Location:

    Longmont
  • Department:

    Trauma
  • Job Information

  • Pay Rate:

    $90,000 - $170,000 year, commensurate with experience

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