Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner - Ortho

Job Description:

Work closely with one of our staff pediatric orthopedic surgeons in both clinic and the operating room to provide direct patient care for pediatric orthopedic patients. Outpatient duties include all areas of patient care, from new visit consultations to post-operative follow-ups, as well as communication with patients and families both pre- and post-operatively. In this role, you would be expected to be able to perform history and physical examinations as well as order and interpret diagnostic tests and develop treatment plans for common pediatric orthopedic conditions after on-boarding with our team. This position is designed to work collaboratively with a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with a growing practice that specializes in pediatric hip conditions, scoliosis, as well as trauma and fracture care. In this role, you would also collaborate, refer, and consult with other department attending physicians and trainees (including orthopedic residents and fellows) and other members of the health care team to deliver effective, efficient, safe, and high quality care. Expectations include contributing to organizational and departmental continuous performance and quality improvement projects. This role requires participation in education and research efforts for patients, families, and the health care team. Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants without first assist experience will be considered for this opportunity.

Provide direct care and assume primary responsibility for clinical management of patients in ambulatory, operating room, emergency department, and inpatient settings. Obtain patient histories, perform physical examinations, order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe medications, perform procedures, and develop treatment plans. Direct or participate in case management and continuing care. Collaborate, refer, and consult with department attending physicians, specialists, and other members of the health care team to deliver effective, efficient, safe, and high quality care. Contribute to organizational and departmental continuous performance and quality improvement projects. Participate in education and research efforts for patients, families, and the health care team.

Requirements:

Required Education/Experience: - Graduate of a nationally accredited physician assistant program. - Active clinical privileges as an Allied Health Provider, Seattle Children's Hospital. - One year work experience in a pediatric or family focused clinical area. Required Credentials: - Initial certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. - Active, unencumbered physician assistant, certified, licensure in the State of Washington. - Active Drug Enforcement Authority registration. - BLS for Healthcare Providers. Current PALS certification will be accepted in lieu of the BLS either at time of hire or as an annual competency. However, the incumbent is responsible for any costs (including time away from work) associated with obtaining PALS certification. (ACLS will not be accepted as a substitute to the requirements listed above.) - Prior to start of employment, must obtain, and maintain in good standing, medical or allied health professional staff privileges that are not limited, revoked, suspended, conditioned, or probationary, except for normal probationary periods due to initial appointment. All medical and allied health professional staff members are provisional for the first year. - Any and all medical or allied health professional staff privileges at Children's will terminate automatically upon the termination of the individual's employment at Children's. Termination of employment does not prohibit the individual from seeking medical or allied health professional staff privileges at Children's as a non-employee in any category for which the individual qualifies. Questions regarding medical or allied health professional staff privileges may be directed to Medical Staff Services. Preferred: - Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies or equivalent program - Two years experience in a physician assistant role. - Two years experience in pediatric health care.


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