Feb 29, 2024

Physician Assistant - Seacoast Orthopedics

  • Mass General Brigham
  • 7 Marsh Brook Dr, Somersworth, NH 03878, USA
Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner

Job Description

Physician Assistant - Seacoast Orthopedics - (3277479) Mass General Brigham is a world renown health system providing exceptional patient care within Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and other New England states. Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital are also world leaders in research aimed at improving the health status of the citizens of the world. The Mass General Brigham Sports Medicine initiative launched in 2020 with the goal of creating a regional, national, and international hub for Sports Medicine and related Specialties. Part of that initiative consists of improving Orthopedic patient access and care throughout our communities. The Physician Assistant will be the primary role within the Ortho Walk in. The service will aim to provide diagnosis, treatment, and coordination of care. Patient care will be provided on-site within our MGB Sports Medicine Orthopedic Walk-In Clinic which is open to our patients 7 days per week with operational hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM and Saturdays & Sundays from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. This individual should be comfortable with change and interested in working in an evolving environment. Services provided within the Clinic Include: · Acute and chronic pain to the hip, hand, wrist, elbow, knee, neck, back, shoulder, foot, and ankle · Rotator cuff injury · Joint instability · Collar bone injury · Bicep injury · Tennis elbow · Hamstring injury · Meniscal tear · Ankle sprains · Arthritis and bursitis · Acute hand or wrist injury Our PAs work under the clinical supervision of a Medical Director as well as the operational direction from the Clinic’s Practice Manager. The Physician Assistant is responsible for: · Performing & documenting appropriate and comprehensive orthopedic history and physical exam · Performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including, but not limited to: o splint, brace or cast application/removal o wound care/debridement o suturing/suture removal o injection of steroid and anesthetic agents o joint aspiration · Educating, instructing, and counseling patients and families · Ordering and interpreting x-rays, MRIs and other diagnostic tests as needed · Determining/coordinating the treatment plan and follow-up schedule · Following up with patients regarding results and ongoing treatment · Consulting with appropriate resources as needed and referring to appropriate specialties · Documenting patients’ treatment, response and progress notes and entering orders in EPIC in accordance with Medical Staff policies · Reviewing patient cases with on-call physician as needed · Providing first-level response to acute patient complications and emergencies and initiating appropriate measures · Ensuring completion of daily opening and closing procedures · Understanding and promoting overall goals of the walk-in care program and its integration with the MGB Sports Medicine Department · Managing In-Basket Messages and phone calls · Participating in monthly PA meetings, trainings, and other educational opportunities · Other duties as assigned Required: · Appropriate NH state licensure and credentialling · BLS certification required Preferred: · 2-5 years of experience in Orthopedics · Knowledge of the special needs and behaviors of child, adolescent, adult, and older adult patients preferred EEO Statement Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives, and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Primary Location NH-Somersworth-WDH Marsh Brook Rehab Work Locations WDH Marsh Brook Rehab 7 Marsh Brook Drive, Suite 101 Somersworth 03878 Job Physician Assistants Organization Wentworth-Douglass Physicians Organization(WDP) Schedule Full-time Standard Hours 40 Shift Day Job Employee Status Regular Recruiting Department WDP WHP Orthopedics Job Posting Feb 28, 2024

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