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This position is a part time/ full time role time with a spine surgeon and team. Ideally 4 days per week with a starting FTE of 0.8 (32 hours per week) but can be flexible with a range of a 0.6 FTE (24 hours per week) to a 1.0 FTE (40 hours per week). This role involves working closely with the surgeon and second APP to diagnose and treat patients with spine conditions; this role will be assisting in surgery as needed. Primary location will be our Woodlake Campus in Woodbury, MN. This team also offers clinics at our Vadnais Heights campuses a few times a month. Surgeries are performed at Summit Orthopedic Surgery Centers, Fairview and Woodwinds hospitals. The role also involves taking call with the surgeon throughout the year. Additional support may be needed at outreach sites in River Falls and Baldwin. 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 Orthopedic Urgent Care 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 1000+ 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.