The CORE Institute's fellowship-trained physicians provide specialized care in the areas of surgical, non-surgical and rehabilitative hip, knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle procedures, joint replacement, sports medicine, arthroscopy, fracture management, orthopedic traumatology, hand and wrist procedures, complex articular cartilage restoration, musculoskeletal oncology, foot and ankle reconstruction, physical medicine and rehabilitation, comprehensive spine care, pain management, clinical neurophysiology, epilepsy, headache and facial pain, neuromuscular medicine, spine and peripheral nerve disease, clinical neuroimmunology, multiple sclerosis, and general neurology care.
HOPCo (Healthcare Outcomes Performance Company) is the corporate parent of Arizona-based entities, The CORE Institute, Northern Arizona Orthopaedics, The CORE Institute Specialty Hospital, and Michigan-based The CORE Institute. HOPCo is a vertically integrated musculoskeletal outcomes management company. HOPCo manages physician practices, hospital service lines, population health and value-based care programs, and musculoskeletal delivery networks.
Please see below for the functions and requirements to be a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner with The Core Institute.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND POSITION:
Responsible for providing medical care as delegated by the surgeon. This APP will work as a team with another PA and the surgeon. The APP’s have their own clinic schedule and split or time averaging 1.5 days a week. The position does take call inpatient and outpatient phone in rotation with the other APP’s. This Position is eligible for a monthly RVU bonus.
Assesses patient health status including state of wellness, compliance with the care plan and determines appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
Provides acute and chronic patient care including taking histories, doing physicals, monitoring therapies, giving injections and medications, suturing wounds.
Triages patient calls and evaluates patient problems.
Responds to emergencies including the use of CPR.
Documents patient information and care provided in the patient record and maintains patient statistics.
Educates patients and families as appropriate. It provides continuity of care.
Assists physicians with surgeries in the operating room.
Participates in rounds at the hospital and responds to patient calls received after hours and on weekends.
Consults with other staff as necessary.
Maintains patient confidentiality.
CPR and ACLS Certification
BA/BS, MS preferred. Graduate of AMA accredited physician assistant program. Active or scheduled NCCPA Certification.
Current Arizona license for Registered Nurse. Current Arizona license for Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. Certification by national certifying body as approved by the Arizona APRN Board.
NP requirement to act as first assist in the OR includes completion of a program that covers the content of the AORN Standards for RN First Assist education programs as a standalone program or a portion of a graduate or postgraduate program.
Knowledge of acute and chronic protocols, administration of medications, delivering physical care following the treatment plan.
Knowledge of how to assess patient health and measure/record physiologic and growth indices.
Knowledge of health promotion principles and techniques and patient learning measurements.
Skill in gathering and analyzing physiological, socioeconomic, and emotional patient data.
Skill in accurately evaluating patient problems in person or via phone and providing appropriate advice, intervention, or referral.
Skill in evaluating and revising the care plan based on patient changes.
Ability to make responsible decisions within the scope of a dependent medical practitioner.
Ability to develop health education programs and materials.
Ability to work collaboratively with all members of the health care team.