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Peachtree Orthopedics in Atlanta, Georgia is seeking a full time (5 days per week)  Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner to support an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine. This position would be a one to one team position with this surgeon, with a very strong emphasis on collaborative patient management and development of a close working relationship.  Experience in orthopedics and sports medicine is preferred.  The travel locations required are Sandy Springs, Duluth, and Cumming.

JOB DUTIES

  • Escort patients to exam area and prepare for exam.
  • Obtain patient history and or x-rays.
  • Schedule diagnostic studies/surgery and obtain pre-certs for same.
  • Prepare and assist/administer injections/aspirations.
  • Obtain specimen for laboratory and complete required forms.
  • Application/removal of casts, splints, braces.
  • Perform dressing changes and remove sutures/staples.
  • Perform minor office procedures.
  • Complete superbill, DME charge, and/or Physical Therapy referral.
  • Complete return to work slips and distribute appropriately.
  • Complete applications for Handicap Parking permits.
  • Provide patients with educational materials regarding surgery/diagnostic studies or equipment/casts.
  • Ensure compliance with OSHA standards regarding blood borne pathogens.
  • Write prescriptions.
  • Coordinate work-in appointments.
  • Obtain x-ray and diagnostic results from appropriate source
  • Serve as liaison between patient and physician.
  • Coordinate consultations with other physicians.
  • Order laboratory/diagnostic procedures
  • Establish differential diagnosis and treatment plan
  • Dictate all records of patient encounter
  • Triage/Provide care in the Emergency Room when assigned
  • Provide call  and team (high school, college and professional) coverage when requested
  • Provide OR assistance when needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • May direct the activities of medical assistant in all of the above when appropriate and when in keeping with medical assistant’s area of expertise.
  • See and assess patient, review chart, write progress note and orders when needed
  • Discuss plan of care with all team members
  • Perform procedures as needed — pull drains, dressing changes, etc.
  • Assist with discharge planning.
  • Attends meetings and performs related work as required.
  • Employee has the responsibility and is expected to adhere to all Peachtree Orthopedics policies and procedures, to strictly comply with all laws, rules, and regulations, and to consistently engage in ethical patient care and business practices.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education  Requirements: Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program.

Work Experience: Two years’ experience working as a Physician Assistant, preferably in Orthopedics.

Licensing and/or Certifications:  A Georgia PA or NP license is required.

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