Feb 02, 2024

Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner - Interventional Spine/Pain Management- North Phoenix / Scottsdale

  • HOPCo/The CORE Institute
  • Phoenix, AZ 85023
Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner

Job Description

The CORE Institute is in search of a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner to join the Interventional Spine and Pain Management Team. We are looking for someone who is interested in working with a fun and collaborative team. This APP will work with a fellowship trained physician in our Scottsdale and Mesa offices. This position is held in a multi-specialty office which hosts general orthopedics, spine, pain management, neurology, and physical therapy, allowing for excellent continuity of care.   This position includes office, outpatient call, and a variety of excellent benefits. Tailor your schedule to 4- or 4.5- day work week options. Outpatient call 5 weeks per year. We offer a competitive base salary and opportunity for monthly RVU bonus. The CORE Institute offers 401k with matching, CME days with reimbursement, PTO, sick time and several insurance options including medical/dental/vision benefits.    The CORE Institute delivers integrated, comprehensive musculoskeletal and neurological care. The CORE Institute is built upon a foundation of pioneering research, academics, community service, and a passion for excellence in patient care. The organization continues to be a leader in payor-reform initiatives, and it is at the forefront of systems-based quality programs that drive value and improve the quality of patient care.   If you are a motivated practitioner who strives to be on the forefront of healthcare, The CORE Institute may be the place for you!   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. GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Responsible for providing medical care as delegated by the physician. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 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 inpatient records and maintain 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. EDUCATION: MS preferred. Graduate of AMA accredited physician assistant program. EXPERIENCE: Experience in orthopedics/ Spine is preferred. REQUIREMENTS: Current state PA license, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, current CPR certification. Nurse Practitioner: 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. KNOWLEDGE: 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. SKILLS: 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. ABILITIES: 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.

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