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Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner

Scout Jobs - Scottsdale, Arizona  
Overview The Practitioner/First Assist provides outstanding care to the incoming patients by collecting personal information, accurate clinical assessments, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation.
The Practitioner/First Assist provides safe clinical decisions and empathetic care to patients within the clinical area of practice.
This position focuses on educating patients in a medical environment while working with team members to meet patient?s needs and incorporate the policies and procedures.
The First Assist provides assistance to surgeons on surgical cases by scrubbing in to the cases and assisting in patient management after surgery.
Qualifications Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Demonstrates knowledge and compliance of HIPAA regulations
Demonstrates critical thinking and problem solving skills
Must have excellent time management skills
Must have excellent computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Office, diagnostic imaging systems and EMR
Must have excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Must possess extensive knowledge of orthopedic, neurological and spinal anatomy and physiology and understand/perform the appropriate exam techniques for evaluation.
Must be comfortable with pre- and post-operative patient management in a surgical setting.
Must have knowledge of pre-operative contraindicated medications and supplements.
Must have general pharmaceutical knowledge of common medications ordered for pre- and post-operative patient management: antibiotic therapy, pain management, post-op nausea, etc.


Must possess current state license where practicing and be nationally certified as an NP or PA.
Minimum 2 years ' experience working as an NP or PA
Current ACLS and BLS Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in spine, ortho or similar
Previous clinical or hospital experience
Anticipcated Schedule:
Monday to Friday (4 days) with rotating 1/2 day Saturday
Approximately 7:00am - 5:30pm 40-50 hours/week
Benefits, CME, PTO, and more!
Responsibilities Tasks may include, but are not limited to the following:
Performs history and physical exams, MRI reviews, post-operative visits and manages patient triage encounters.
Works closely with fellow Practitioners for imaging reviews, patient symptom discussions, medication issues, medical/surgical complications.
Orders appropriate imaging and diagnostic studies (MRI v. CT, EMG, lab work, EKG, chest X-rays, etc.
), as well as knowing their indications and contraindications.
Interprets necessary pre-operative testing results, clearances, reports, referral responses, labs, etc.
and develop appropriate plan of care/manage the results according to current protocols.
Completes pre-operative review of all records, clearing patients for their next day of surgery.
Must have basic knowledge of X-rays and imaging pertaining to the lumbar and cervical spine.
Must be able to differentiate between T1 and T2 images, axial v. sagittal, various X-ray types and manipulate the imaging system accordingly.
Develops an appropriate plan of care for pre-operative and inter-operative surgical cancellations.
Manages and fully understands the worker?s compensation/LOP patient process in the clinic.
Coordinate daily surgical work-flow for surgical cases.
Assist in managing the post-op care of surgical patients to include: post-op orders, prescription management for post-op patients, dictating reports, writing transfer notes/orders, ordering and reviewing post-op images, and managing post-op phone calls, and patient and PSD nursing questions.
Helping to facilitate and review cases on transfer patients to and from other facilities.
Weekly x-ray review and other data collection as needed.
On-call responsibilities as defined by the clinical management staff.
Review postoperative MIS x-rays and discuss findings with surgeon.
Any other preoperative and postoperative assessment the surgeon needs assistance with.
Other duties as assigned. Execute all duties in accordance with our CHOICE . Category: Healthcare, Keywords: Physician Assistant