JOB TITLE:            PHYSICIAN ASSITANT – ORTHOPEDICS
DEPARTMENT:    ORTHOPEDICS
REPORTS TO:      PHYSICIAN PRACTICE DIRECTOR, ORTHOPEDIC PHYSICIAN
FLSA STATUS:     EXEMPT

POSITION SUMMARY:    The Advanced Practice Professional (APP) has coordination and clinical skills required for the comprehensive management of orthopedic patients, (including biological, social and psychological assessments).  The APP coordinates involvement of medical/surgical specialty teams necessary to develop a comprehensive plan for the patient, and reviews the plan of care with the other members of the clinical team, participates in directing that care, performs diagnostic/therapeutic procedures, peri-operative services, and coordinates discharge planning (as applicable).  The APP participates in the education of residents and medical/nursing students. Provide healthcare services consistent with state law and the requirements of the professional licensing or certification authority and/or hospital privileges, where applicable.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:
1.  Bachelors Degree in Medical Sciences OR Masters Degree in Medical Sciences OR Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) required.
2.  Certification by the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants required.
3.  Must be licensed or eligible for licensure by the WV Board of Medicine.
4.  BLS certification required.  Additional life support certification at the discretion of the department

EXPERIENCE:
1.  Acute care, surgical or orthopedic experience preferred.
2.  Eligible new graduates will be considered.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:
1.  MS in Medical Sciences or MSPAS preferred.

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