Trauma Physician Assistant

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 Orthopaedic Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner will be an integral part of the Orthopaedic Trauma Service by providing to the care of the patients and the efficiency of the system.  The Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner is responsible for assisting the orthopaedic surgeon in the care of sick and disabled persons; must relate well to other people and be tolerant and considerate of their condition by understanding their anxieties and allaying their fears. Formal training which will be indicated by graduation from an accredited Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant  program certification by the NCCPA, and licensed or eligible to be licensed in the state of Colorado.   Absolute qualities are; attention to details, taking initiative to provide the best efficient care possible, intense understand of the specialized practice demanding the very highest level of fracture and trauma care possible, striving to continue to learn and to be seen as a trauma expert over time, and continuing the professional education of orthopaedic trauma.   Physical guidelines include ability to stand/walk for up to eight hours/day, bend, stoop, twist, assist patients in turning, assist patients in arising from an exam table, push wheelchair patients, and assist patient in arising from and returning to wheelchair.   Additional Duties:   Under the supervision of the Physician the Orthopaedic Trauma Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner will:   First assist the surgeon in the operating room, complete paperwork and the assessment of patients between OR cases, see clinic patients and follow up on the numerous details associated with a clinical practice, perform routine examinations and pre-operative history and physical exams, communicating with patients regarding questions, test results, MRI results, surgery, and post-operative follow-up, dictate clinic notes, H & Ps and discharge summaries, review pre-operative studies to include CXRs, EKGs, and routine lab tests, perform joint aspirations and intra-articular injections using aseptic technique, perform minor surgical procedures such as pin removals, I & Ds and suturing simple lacerations, perform rounds on hospital inpatients, chart their progress & report any abnormalities to supervising physician, know at all times the status of key acute patients, including lab work, actions of trauma service, discharge status, etc., seek additional knowledge of trauma procedures by continuing to read and study the latest journals, books and published papers, duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.

To be considered for this position, applicants MUST have 3+ years of orthopedic experience.

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 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 regularly 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 occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 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.

Job Type: Full-Time

Pay: $65,000 – $145,000/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:

    September 13, 2021
  • Location:

    Longmont
  • Department:

    Trauma
  • Job Information

  • Shift:

    Rotating Coverage
  • Job Type:

    Full Time (Physician Assistant)
  • Education:

    Other Diploma/Certificate
  • Pay Rate:

    $65,000 - $145,000/year, commensurate with experience

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