Physician Assistant - Orthopedics

Job Title: Physician Assistant - Orthopedics
Job ID: 777889191
Employer: Lehigh Valley Hospital
Location: Pottsville, PA
Provider Category: Advanced Practice Providers (PA's, APRN's)
Provider Type: Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner
Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
New Grads OK? Yes

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and Lehigh Valley Physician Group (LVPG) is looking for a Certified Physician Assistant to join our Orthopedics group located in Pottsville, PA. The duties and responsibilities of the physician assistant will include, but not be limited to: Perform direct patient care in a positive and professional manner under the supervision of orthopedic surgeons. Working as the first assist in surgery. Providing preoperative and postoperative education to patient and family members. Take and review medical histories to assess the patients? needs. Examine and treat orthopedic patients. Order and interpret tests as needed to diagnose further treatment. Treat injuries; assist in the emergency room as needed for ortho related cases. Educate and counsel patients and family as to current situation, developing and implementing a treatment plan. Participate in the call schedule. Schuylkill County boasts of a variety of outdoor recreation options including state parks, campgrounds, hiking, fishing, hunting, mountain biking, golfing and canoeing. The nearby Pocono Mountains offer additional recreation opportunities. Just 2 hours north of Philadelphia and 3 hours west of New York City. In total Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) includes 5 full service hospital campuses which combine for over 1,300 inpatient beds network wide with a 160 practice and a medical staff of over 1,300 providers. Our network provides a full continuum of care in behavioral health from emergency evaluation to intensive care, partial hospitalization, outpatient follow-up, homecare and skilled nursing facility consultation. We are growing the Department of Psychiatry which currently comprises more than 20 Psychiatrists and 120 mental health professionals. Lehigh Valley Health Network is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with, and where applicable, in addition to federal, state and local employment regulations, Lehigh Valley Health Network will provide employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or other such protected classes as may be defined by law. All personnel actions and programs will adhere to this policy. Personnel actions and programs include, but are not limited to recruitment, selection, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, educational programs and/or social activities.