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Physician Assistant/ Nurse Practitioner Trauma Full Time

at Hughston Clinic

Posted: 9/6/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2209
Keywords: clerical, office

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Title:Physician Assistant/ Nurse Practitioner Trauma Full Time
Department:Trauma Operations
Location:Nashville, TN
The Hughston Clinic, The Hughston Foundation, The Hughston Surgical Center, Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics, and Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital participate in E-Verify. This company is an equal opportunity employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or protected veteran status. This company is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Position Goal: Assist in the care and treatment of patients as delegated by a physician.
Position Responsibilities:
  • Obtain a detailed patient history and record appropriate findings in the patient records.
  • Complete a systematic and thorough physical examination.
  • Order, perform, and schedule, when appropriate, diagnostic studies.
  • Provide counseling on health habits, exercise, tobacco, and alcohol.
  • Provide instruction on supervising physician’s orders: (a) diet, (b) physical therapy (i.e. lumbar flexion exercises, range of motion, home arthritis therapy, activities of daily living, use of crutches or walker) and (c) use of physical adjuncts to therapy (i.e. nebulizer, vaporizer, etc.)
  • Telephone contact and advice: schedule appointments if necessary, telephone triage as necessary.
  • Perform administrative and clerical duties such as; but not limited to: maintain clinical records, fill out insurance forms, school and work forms, schedule tasks, schedule hospital admissions, schedule return visits, explain health insurance, triage telephone calls, and coordinate community health service resources.
  • Assist supervising physician in management of hospitalized patients (with concurrent hospital approval for such a role) plus: check on clinical status of patient, explain tests or therapy, report on progress to physician, check on report of studies, assist in documentation of care, within limits of hospital regulations, transfer copies of hospital data to office records when appropriate, arrange for post hospitalization follow-up care, assist in surgery, and make rounds when appropriate.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervising physician.

Experience: Surgical First Assisting required. One (1) year experience in orthopaedics preferred
Education: Education: Masters degree from a regionally accredited PA or NP program; candidates who expect to obtain their Master’s degree within 6 months will also be considered.
Special Qualifications: NCCPA Board Certification or NP Board certified. Must maintain BLS certification. State license required.
Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) must be in good standing.