Physician Assistant- Orthopaedic Surgery
UT Southwestern
Dallas, TX
1d ago

Experience and Education

Graduate of a Master’s degree or higher Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician (ARC-PA) accredited Physician Assistant program.

Certification by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) Certification required.

Licensed by the Texas Physician Assistant Board. Current applicable American Heart Association Life Support certification(s) based on UT Southwestern policy for Advanced Practice Providers.

One year relevant clinical experience preferred.

Job Duties

1.Conducts and documents comprehensive initial and ongoing physical examinations based on age and diagnosis, including psychological status.

2.Synthesizes data and utilizes evidence to develop, implement, and evaluate the patient plan of care, including ordering and interpreting laboratory, radiology, and other diagnostic studies / results.

3.Demonstrates proficiency in technical / procedural skills, as appropriate based on specialty and training.

4.Provides relevant management, referrals, counseling, and education to patients, families and caregivers related to current care and preventive health measures.

5.Facilitates / participates in quality related initiatives through planned group processes, workshops, seminars, and staff meetings, to improve clinical and system practice performance.

6.Collaborates in research projects and protocols; and routinely applies evidence based best practices to patient care.

7.Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities of Position

  • Accuracy and ability to exercise considerable judgment.
  • Ability to maintain current customer service, clinical, and technical skills.
  • Ability to identify opportunities and provide suggestions for improvements in departmental policy, procedures, and protocols.
  • Proficient use of EMR in the delivery of care
  • Working Conditions

  • Work is performed primarily in a clinical environment. The incumbent may be exposed to body fluids and infectious diseases.
  • Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents in lieu of stated minimums require prior approval of Vice President for Human Resources Administration or his / her designee.
  • Security

    This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information

    Salary Negotiable

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