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The Hughston Clinic Physician Assistant Trauma Full Time in Jacksonville, Florida

Position Goal:To extend and enhance the clinical productivity of the surgeons and drive efficiency of care delivery to injured patients. Position Responsibilities: GENERAL HOSPITAL DUTIES (not all inclusive): * Represent the Hughston Clinic and should maintain the highest level of professionalism during all interactions with patients, hospital staff, family and support members as well as other care providers * Assists with call * Performs comprehensive hospital based examinations and documents such in a timely manner. * Evaluates and treats orthopaedic conditions and relevant medical comorbidities within his/her scope including: routine, urgent and emergency conditions within the hospital ward and emergency department * Specifically: wound assessment and local care; fracture reduction/temporary immobilization, application of splints and dressings; interpretation of imaging, vital signs and lab studies, and evolving/changing clinical conditions * Effectively communicates history and findings with responsible HOT physician on a daily basis * Communicates effectively with their APP colleagues to keep them up to date on the status of their patient census. This includes changes in status, laboratory or diagnostic results, or new communications with other services. * Provides robust, ongoing, professional communication of the orthopaedic care plan with additional providers on the patient’s care team. * Facilitates patients discharge planning including referrals to appropriate agencies and/or post-acute care facilities * Assists within his/her scope of practice within the OR including first assist duties and closing operative wounds * Conducts daily hospital rounds and regularly updates patient family members on status * Writes orders and progress notes * Enrolls new patients into PMD/charge capture software with necessary demographic data and ICD-10 diagnosis codes in a timely manner * Enters charges within PMD/charge capture software * Assists in surgery CLINIC DUTIES (not all inclusive) * APP facilitates clinic throughput working synergistically with HOT surgeon by: * Evaluates patient concerns * Exams patient * Assesses/interprets imaging studies * Implements and communicates care plans * Documents visits as required * Assists with patient requested document completion, as able, within APP scope and capacity Experience: One (1) year experience in orthopaedics preferred. First Assistant experience required. Education: Master’s degree from a regionally accredited Physician Assistant program required. Special Qualifications: * NCCPA Board Certification required. * Must maintain BLS certification. * Current State License required. * Position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include, nights, weekends and holidays. * May require irregular work hours depending on the needs of the organization. The Hughston Clinic, The Hughston Foundation, The Hughston Surgical Center, Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics, Hughston Medical, and Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital participate in E-Verify. This company is an equal opportunity employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or protected veteran status. This company is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Title: Physician Assistant Trauma Full Time ID: 2713 Department: Trauma Operations Location: Jacksonville, FL

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