Mar 21, 2024

Part - Time PA / NP - Urgent Ortho.

  • The Hughston Clinic
  • Columbus, GA

Job Description

***** Hours are Monday - Friday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Saturday 9:30 am - 2:30 pm.  Candidate must be able to cover 5 out of 6 days per week.  Minimum 19 hours. ***** Physician Assistant / Nurse Practitioner Position Goal Assist in the care and treatment of patients as delegated by a Physician Position Responsibilities Promotes 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 physician examination. Make a diagnosis 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 physicians 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 Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner is expected to understand and comply with the current laws, rules and regulations governing PA or NP practice of the State. Experience: One year of experience in orthopaedics preferred. Education: Master's degree from a regionally accredited PA  or NP program required.  Special Qualifications Required: NCCPA Board certification . Must maintain BLS certification. Current State license required. DEA required. Must have valid driver's license and a satisfactory motor vehicle record. (MVR) Travel and irregular working hours required. The Hughston Clinic, The Hughston Foundation, The Hughston Surgical Center, Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics, Hughston Medical, Hughston Orthopaedic Trauma, Hughston Orthopaedics Southeast and Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital participates 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 veteran status.

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