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The Hughston Clinic Physician Assistant/ Nurse Practitioner Full Time in Columbus, Georgia

Position Goal: Assist in the care and treatment of patients as delegated by a physician. Position Responsibilities: * Promote and maintains patient health by providing medical services under the supervision of a physician. * Obtain a detailed patient history and record appropriate findings in the patient records. * Complete a systematic and thorough physical examination. Make diagnoses concerning a patient’s injury or illness. Give treatment such as setting broken bones. * Prescribe medicine when needed. Performs salutary procedures by administering injections and managing wounds and infections. * Order, perform, interpret and schedule, when appropriate, diagnostic studies. * Provide counseling on health habits, exercise, tobacco, and alcohol. * Provide instruction on supervising physician’s orders: (a) diet, (b) physical therapy (i.e. lumbar flexion exercises, range of motion, home arthritis therapy, activities of daily living, use of crutches or walker) and (c) use of physical adjuncts to therapy (i.e. nebulizer, vaporizer, etc.) * Assist supervising physician in management of hospitalized patients (with concurrent hospital approval for such a role) plus: check on clinical status of patient, explain tests or therapy, report on progress to physician, check on report of studies, assist in documentation of care, within limits of hospital regulations, transfer copies of hospital data to office records when appropriate, arrange for post hospitalization follow-up care, assist in surgery, and make rounds when appropriate. * Maintains patient confidentiality (HIPAA) * The supervising physician and P.A. or NP are expected to understand and comply with the current laws, rules and regulations governing P.A. or NP practice of the state. Experience:One (1) year experience in orthopaedics preferred Education: Master's degree from a regionally accredited PA or NP program; candidates who expect to obtain their Master’s degree within 6 months will also be considered. Special Qualifications: NCCPA Board Certification or NP Board certified. Must maintain BLS certification. State license required. Must have a valid drives license and a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Travel required 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/ Nurse Practitioner Full Time ID: 2690 Department: Physician Assisting Location: Columbus, GA

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