QuarterLine Physician Assistant - Orthopedic in United States
Physician Assistant - Orthopedic
Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX - San Antonio, TX
QuarterLine is currently seeking a full-time Orthopedic Physician Assistant to join our team at JBSA-Lackland. As an employee of QuarterLine, you will have the opportunity to treat active duty personnel, military retirees, eligible veterans, and their enrolled family members.
The 59th Medical Wing (MDW) is the U.S. Air Force's largest medical wing and is the Air Force functional medical command for Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA).
To learn more, please visit: https://www.59mdw.af.mil/
Essential Functions and Job Responsibilities:
Provide a full range of Physician Assistant services in primary and specialty medical care within the limits of their training and privileges granted by the MTF (e.g., supervise and provide general screening and medical care and examinations of patients for routine, acute and chronic conditions involving any and all organ systems; provide immunizations; diagnose, treat, and counsel patients as indicated).
Technically direct and provide care for a variety of diseases and types of injuries (i.e., acute, chronic and minor trauma), and the skills to recognize emergency conditions in order to diagnose, prescribe for and treat diseases, disorders and injuries, and refer the more complex cases and serious conditions to qualified medical personnel and perform designated treatment.
Technically direct and teach other staff, provide educational lectures and participate in in- service training to staff members.
Promote preventive care and health maintenance including annual physicals, positive health behaviors and self-care through both formal and individual education and counseling.
Prescribe in accordance with approved treatment protocols and the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee approved medications and immunizations.
Identify a medical problem and determine appropriate action to meet the problem, including referral to a physician.
Perform specific diagnostic and therapeutic practices and procedures in accordance with scope of practice.
Establish collaborative rapport with physician, nursing and others in order to promote and facilitate primary care services.
Teach patients and family member's healthy regimen and responsibility for achieving wellness.
Attend staff meetings to provide case discussion, continuing education, and continuous quality improvement.
Performs histories and physical exams; orders and interprets appropriate diagnostic tests; diagnoses and treats orthopedic patients, to include telephone contacts for results reporting and answering patient questions.
For all initial encounters with a patient, will review and document a thorough history and examination. Subsequent visits need not be as complete, but should document interval changes in history, physical examination, diagnostic studies and plans.
Performs examination of urgent or emergent patients and consults with the Orthopedic Department in lieu of a surgical resident or surgical staff physician.
Manages follow-up care for all orthopedic patients presenting to the clinic, to include ordering labs, radiology studies, etc., as required for evaluation and care.
Treats patients with compassion and empathy, recognizing and respecting cultural diversity, and adapting communications to the patient’s ability to understand.
Uses professional phone techniques, effective and concise verbal and written communication, and medical terminology appropriately. Receives, organizes, prioritizes and transmits information.
Communicates with the Flight Commander or designated Government representative to arrange for treatment to be provided by another staff member when religious, moral, or ethical objections to patient treatments arise.
Maintains patient confidentiality; uses appropriate guidelines when releasing information; practices within the scope of education, training, and personal capabilities; and prepares and maintains medical records and documents accurately.
Ensures patient and staff safety through safety awareness, proper infection control practices, and the promotion of a clean and orderly clinic environment.
Recognizes, reports and corrects potential safety hazards.
Bachelors or Master’s Degree.
Be a graduate Physician Assistant qualified by academic and practical education to provide patient services as a physician extender under supervision of a physician.
Be a graduate of a Physician Assistant Training Program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education of the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), or its predecessors, and acceptable to the Surgeon General, USAF, is mandatory.
Certifications in addition to Basic LifeSupport: Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician’s Assistants (NCCPA). In addition, HCWs must have Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
Experience: As required to meet clinical competency requirements specified in the Service-specific credentialing instructions. The HCW assigned to orthopedic department shall have a total of 24 months experience in orthopedic clinical setting and have worked in that setting within the last 2 years.
Licensure/Registration: Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice as a Physician Assistant.
Citizenship: U.S. citizenship – mandatory.
Ability to pass background check and drug screen.
Current physical and immunizations.
Previous experience working with the military population.
Work Location, Hours, and Physical Requirements:
Physical Requirements : You will be working in a military treatment facility and must be on the premises to perform the job. The environment is fast-paced and multifaceted, with conditions and duties that can change quickly throughout a shift.
Hours of Performance: C ontract employees will be scheduled to work between 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday with one-hour lunch period. Schedule will be set at the discretion of their MTF Section. Contractors will not exceed 40 hours per week. Contract employees will not be required to work on federally recognized holidays or Down Days declared by the MTF CC. However, contractors might be scheduled to work on training and family days if required by their MTF Section.
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