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Physician Assistant

Company: Northwest Surgical Specialists, LLP
Location: Springfield
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

***COVID-19 Vaccine Policy - All applicants for employment must either be fully vaccinated or have submitted to the Practice a certified medical or religious exemption from the vaccination requirement prior to their first day of work***

Job Title: Physician Assistant
Department: Advanced Practice Providers
Reports to: This position reports to the Physician Leader of the APP team
Supervises: Not applicable
Employment: 1.0 FTE, Monday-Friday expectation with periodic weekend call
Overtime Status: Exempt

Job Summary:
The purposes of the role are to provide clinical management of surgical patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings, assure a coordinated, effective, high quality, and efficient care process, use an interdisciplinary team approach to the care of patients, work collaboratively with clinic management on process improvement projects and provide education to colleagues, staff and students as required.

Primary Responsibilities:
- Assists with operative cases at all approved hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers where NWSS physicians maintain surgical privileges
- In conjunction with Attending surgeons
o Performs bedside procedures
o Assists in rounding on any NWSS patients
o Performs History & Physical and consults
o Evaluates patients in the office
- Investigates and participates in performance improvement projects
- Assures a coordinated, effective, high quality, and efficient care process
- Uses an interdisciplinary team approach to the care of patients
- Works collaboratively with clinic management on process improvement projects
- Provides education to colleagues, staff and students, as required
- Performs other duties as assigned.


Education: Master's degree in Physician Assisting from an accredited institution

Certification/Licensing Requirements: Valid State of Oregon Physician Assistant license; ATLS, ACLS and BLS certified; Valid DEA certificate

Experience: Five years of experience in a surgical practice setting, preferred, however new graduates and PAs without surgical experience will be considered

Performance Requirements :
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Accuracy, efficiency and strong prioritization
Strong attention to detail
Prompt and professional
Knowledge of diagnosing and treating medical problems and developing care plans
Knowledge of CPR and emergency medical procedures
Knowledge of current and emerging trends in technologies, techniques, issues, and approaches in area of expertise
Knowledge healthcare regulations and compliance policies
Additional Abilities & Skills:
Ability to identify problems and recommend solutions, ability to establish and maintain working relationships with other employees and the public
Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress
Ability to work well under pressure with minimal supervision
Ability to make decisions and solve problems

Equipment Operated: Medical instruments required for physical exams and surgery and computer hardware/software.

Work Environment: Well-lit and ventilated, with non-hazardous and hazardous equipment. Medical office, exam room, operating room and hospital in-patient settings. Frequent exposure to communicable diseases and other conditions common to clinic and hospital. Frequent contact with variety of people/patients.

Mental/Physical Requirements: Must possess the physical and mental abilities to perform the tasks normally associated with inpatient and outpatient settings. Standing, sitting, walking, bending, stooping, twisting. Requires ability to help transfer patients. Occasional stress from dealing with multiple tasks and tense patients. Requires full range of motion in all extremities, neck and back, manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination.


Keywords: Northwest Surgical Specialists, LLP, Springfield , Physician Assistant, Healthcare , Springfield, Oregon

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