Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner

Eagan, MN; Woodbury, MN

Requisition Number: PHYSI001794

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Posted on May 17, 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.

Personal Growth. Expansion. Teamwork. Innovation. Be a part of a truly patient-first environment and an organization that cares about their employees.

This role is working closely with a non-operative spine doctor at Summit Orthopedics. The APP member of this team works alongside the physician treating patients with cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine pathology. Treating acute and chronic conditions with more of an emphasis on non-surgical treatments of spine conditions. The role works with the physician in clinic and would progress to some independent clinic time after onboarding.  Primary locations will be our Eagan and Woodlake Campuses.

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 Nurse Practitioner
  • 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