Kaiser Permanente Physician Assistant - Orthopedics, Westside Specialty - Sign on Bonus Eligible in Hillsboro, Oregon
Supports all aspects of the Orthopedic surgeon's clinical practice. Provide high quality health care to Kaiser Permanente members in a cost-effective manner and in accordance with accepted professional practice standards.Supports the clinical practice of Orthopedic surgeons.
Provide direct assessment, diagnosis and formulation/implementation of treatment plan for patients presenting with orthopedic illness or injury, in clinic and Hospital (ED,OR, etc.). Outpatient responsibilities include histories and physicals, preoperative exams, ordering diagnostic studies and medications, screening referrals, scheduling surgeries, and post-operative follow-up. Significant time is spent handling patient inquiries regarding preoperative, intra-operative and post-operative care. Major responsibilities will include but not limited to the following duties: Hospital duties, minor fracture reduction, casting/splinting, hematoma blocks, evaluation for possible surgery (including scheduling cases as needed), relay info to Orthopedic surgeon on call, History & Physical for admits, communication with Hospitalists on admits, consults. Clinic duties, responsible for paired clinics with surgeon and solo clinics, Orthopedic surgery post op, pre- ops, follow ups and new patients, first point of contact for Ortho questions, consults, ED evaluations, assisting with medication refills, periodically respond to messages in physician's in-basket or similar systems (First go to for Advice Nurses).
Provide surgical services as a first assistant with Orthopedic surgeon on regular department surgical rotation, OR duties, assist in surgery with Orthopedic Surgeon, write postop orders as needed for surgeon, help with postop checks, help with general duties of facilitating efficiency with OR day as needed by surgeon.
Provide inpatient care by rounding on Orthopedic surgical patients. Responsibilities include writing post- operative orders, charting follow-up notes, changing dressings, removing sutures, complete all discharge summaries and write discharge orders for follow-up care in the clinic. Other duties: Weekend rounding rotation. Performs other duties as requested.
Minimum two (2) years of clinical experience in a surgical setting with an emphasis on supporting surgeon practice
Minimum one (1) year surgical 1st assisting experience within the last 3 years
- Graduate of approved Nurse Practitioner program, Physician Assistant program or equivalent requirements to meet State licensure.
License, Certification, Registration
National certification required at time of hire/transfer.
Current Oregon AND Washington NP and RN license required. License in both states required upon hire/transfer OR Current Oregon AND Washington state PA license required. License in both states required upon hire/transfer.
Prescribing registration at required at time of hire/transfer.
National Provider Identifier (NPI) required prior to employment start date.
Thorough and working knowledge of diseases, injuries and their treatment
Thorough and working knowledge of surgical techniques
Working knowledge of state health care laws, licensing board regulations and controlled substance regulations
Ability to assess, diagnose and plan effective treatment for diseases and injuries
Ability to use appropriate procedural/testing equipment, to see large volume of patients, and to interface with large physician and support staff
Recognition of normal and abnormal surgical anatomy
Safe patient positioning and padding
Safe tissue handling and retraction techniques
Suturing of deep and superficial tissues
Control of bleeding
Application of post op dressing and braces
Writing post-op orders
Post-op protocols for blood transfusions, fluid balance, oral intake, bowel and urinary care, IV narcotic and other pain management
Post-op protocols for prophylaxis for DVT, mobilization, therapy, dislocation and weight-bearing restrictions
Knowledge of UM requirements for hospitals
Minimum two (2) years of clinical experience in Orthopedic setting with emphasis on Orthopedic procedures
Minimum one (1) year Orthopedic surgical assisting experience within the last 3 years
TITLE: Physician Assistant - Orthopedics, Westside Specialty - Sign on Bonus Eligible
LOCATION: Hillsboro, Oregon
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.