Physician Assistant

Vadnais Heights, MN; Woodbury, MN

Requestion Number: PHYSI001578

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Posted on January 14, 2022

This Summit Orthopedics position is subject to the requirements outlined in the recent Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Final Rule making Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory for employees in most health care settings, including those in Ambulatory Surgery Centers.  Candidates for employment who will perform work within any of Summit’s Ambulatory Surgery Centers will need to be fully vaccinated, which means at least two weeks post final vaccine, or have been granted an approved medical or religious exemption prior to a start date.

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This position is working with an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in upper extremity orthopedic conditions in shoulder, elbow, wrist  and hand. This role involves working closely with the surgeon and second APP to diagnose and treat patients with upper extremity conditions. Assisting in surgery and ability to splint/cast in clinic and surgery. Surgeries are performed at Summit Orthopedic Surgery Centers, Woodwinds Hospital, St. Johns Hospital. The role also involves taking call with the surgeon throughout the year.  This role has some flexibility with the schedule to best meet the needs of the team and patient care.  

The Physician Assistant functions as first or second assist in the operating room, including performing surgical exposure, surgical dissections, layer closure of wounds, etc.

Triages patient calls and evaluates patient problems. Responds to emergencies including use of CPR.

Prepare patient for surgery, including positioning, skin preparation, administration of local anesthetic and equipment preparation.

Conducts physical exams, taking medical history, image interpretation and patient evaluation/care.

Consults with physician as needed and refers to physicians for more complicated cases or cases that are not a routine part of a PA’s scope of work.

Orders diagnostic tests and scans and prescribes medications.

Administer injections, participate in suture and dressing removal and manage simple fracture management/cast application and removal.

Counsels patient/family on preventive health care, including pre- and post- operative education.

Monitors therapies and provides continuity of care.

Summit Orthopedics, Ltd.,  provides the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota with the full spectrum of orthopedic care including sub-specialty clinics, walk-in care at our OrthoQUICK clinics, imaging, bracing, therapy, surgery, and post-surgical stays at our Care Suites. Our expert team of physicians, surgeons, physician assistants, certified athletic trainers and therapists are part of the 800+ employees who partner to provide quality care designed to support a healthier, more active lifestyle.

Summit Orthopedics is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations of federal, state and local governing boards and/or agencies.

Skills

  • Required: Basic Life Support

Education

  • Required: Masters in Physician Assistant

Experience

  • Preferred: Qualified candidates must be licensed as a PA in the state of Minnesota.

Licenses & Certifications

  • Required: Cert Physician Assistant