Title: Physicians Assistant
Location: Los Alamitos, CA
ProHealth Partners /Argus Medical Management provides all Management Services critical to running a successful medical practice allowing our physician clients to focus on the practice of medicine.
We are currently seeking an experienced Physician's Assistant to work full time with a Board Certified Physician. Candidates will work in a physician practice office setting.
Applicants should possess all appropriate licensure and credentialing as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills. Qualified applicants must have a minimum of 2-3+ years experience as a P.A.
The primary job responsibilities include (but are not limited to)
JOB OVERVIEW: This position examines and treats patients independently and in autonomous collaboration with other health care professionals. Ensure proper illness and injury care and disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
- Performing comprehensive and problem focused history and physical exams, interpret and correlate laboratory and diagnostic procedures. Interpret and correlate subjective and objective data to formulate a differential diagnose and establish a working diagnosis. Formulate a treatment plan for Orthopaedic problems within scope of practice. Implement therapeutic intervention for specific conditions when appropriate. Exercise judgment on problems requiring consultation, referral, or evaluation by the supervising Orthopedic surgeon or other health care professionals.
- Order, collect, and perform appropriate laboratory or diagnostic procedures, and studies including but not limited to blood and tissue specimens. Ordering or performing diagnostic studies such as but not limited to EMG, electrocardiogram, compartment pressure measurements, and x-ray examinations including special x-ray examinations CT, MRI, and bone scans etc.
- Performing procedures such as but not limited to, digital blocks, regional anesthesia, and minor outpatient surgical procedures such as but not limited to: tendon repair, wound closure, wound management, wound debridement, incision and drainage, needle biopsy, percutaneous pinning of fractures, k-wire removal and hardware removal.
- Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including but not limited to joint and bursa aspirations, closed reduction of fractures and dislocations, injections of joints, tendons, trigger points and bursa, as well as brace, cast and splint applications.
- Assist in surgery to include but not limited to first assist, deep and superficial tissue closures, application of appliances and any other action delegated by the surgeon. Conduct hospital, rounds, write orders, and take call for the Orthopaedic surgeon. Evaluate and clarify clinical conditions, formulate and implement a treatment or therapeutic plan for hospitalized patients, dictate discharge summaries, histories and physicals.
- Order, prescribe, dispense, and administer Medication, orthosis, orthotics, braces and other Orthopaedic devices as may be allowed by state legislation.
- Evaluate, screen and council patient on health maintenance and promote utilization of community resources. Design, conduct and/or participate in research studies, manage databases, and perform quality assurance.
- Ability to work under pressure while performing a variety of tasks.
- Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures.
- Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
- May lead and direct the work of others.
- Performing other duties as assigned.
Medical degree from an accredited medical school
Certification/Licensure: The following must be active and in good standing
- State of California PA License
- Active PA Certification
- NPI number (if applicable)
- Current DEA/Furnishing number
- Experience in Orthapedic procedures and treatment
- Knowledge of workers comp., Pl and AME/QME
- Bilingual in Spanish highly preferred
- Knowledge of medical terminology.
- Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Experience with Electronic Medical/Health Record (EMR/EHR)
- Ability to work independently.
- Possess tact, confidence and caring attitude, even under stress.
- Must believe in health care with dignity for all.
- Ability to communicate with people and understand their problems.
- Ability to communicate effectively in the English language in person, by phone and in writing.
- Requires adherence to all policies and procedures, including, but not limited to, standards for safety, attendance, punctuality and personal appearance.
- Commitment to quality.
- Excellent bedside manner and a demonstrable ability to build rapport with patients and co-workers.