Reporting to the Executive Director, Center for Orthopedics, Spine and Sports Medicine for administrative issues and an Orthopedic MD for clinical issues, the nature and scope of practice of the Physician Assistant in SSH 2 PPK Ortho Service is to assess, diagnose and treat health problems of patients across the continuum of care, in collaboration with all of the Attending Orthopedic Surgeons. The primary contact of this service based role will be the Traumatologist of the day.
Physician Assistants in the Division of Orthopedic Surgery will participate in the comprehensive care of patients in the role of physician extenders. This is primarily a job that is Monday - Friday days, but require some on-call coverage for nights and weekends.
Must Have 4 Years of College level education and bachelor's degree. Must be a graduate of a 2-year graduate level Physician assistant program approved by the AMA.
Knowledge and competence of basic radiation safety during fluoroscopic procedures; required to attend at least one radiation safety training session per year. Meet standards of competency in the areas of radiation safety and Fluoroscopic procedures, address radiation exposure concerns for both the patient and the medical staff. Must have broad knowledge of medical environment, surgical practices and performance goals of the orthopedic Services.
South Shore Health System