Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant, Inpatient Orthopedics

Umass Memorial Health Care Worcester , MA 01601

Posted 2 months ago

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At UMass Memorial Health Care, Everyone is a Caregiver regardless of title. Exceptional patient care, academic excellence and leading-edge research make UMass Memorial the premier health care system of Central and Western Massachusetts, and a place where we can help you build the career you deserve.

We are more than 14,000 employees, working together as one health care system. And everyone, in their own unique way, plays an important part, everyday.

Requisition #: 194576

Title: Physician Assistant

Department: Orthopedics

Posting Date: Aug 20, 2019

Status: Exempt

Shift: Days

Hours: 40

Location: UMass Memorial Medical Center - University Campus

Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of a physician, the Physician Assistant is responsible for providing varied medical services, including: obtaining complete medical history and performing a physical examination; ordering and interpreting laboratory tests and imaging studies; formulating a diagnosis and treatment plan; prescribing and/or dispensing medication; assisting in surgery or other invasive procedures; counseling patients and families.

Position Qualifications:

A Bachelor's degree and Graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant program are required. The employee must have current Massachusetts license, issued by the Physician Assistant Board, and current NCCPA certification. If prescribing medications is included in clinical duties and privileges, Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration and federal DEA Controlled Substance Registration are required.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Performs and documents a complete history and physical examination, including review of the available medical record, to formulate diagnoses and treatment plan.

  • Orders and reviews appropriate laboratory tests and imaging studies.

  • Participates in daily inpatient rounds, interviews and examines patients, reviews laboratory data and other clinical studies, and records daily progress notes.

  • Requests consultations and communicates with consultants.

  • Performs routine bedside or clinical procedures, as described in the Delineation of Privileges.

Standards of Respect:

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We're striving to make respect a part of everything we do at UMass Memorial - for our patients and for each other. We're expecting that our new caregivers practice our six Standards of Respect: Acknowledge, Listen, Communicate, Be Responsive, Be a Team Player, and Be Kind, to help us make respect a part of how we take care of business everyday.



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Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant, Inpatient Orthopedics

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