Physician Assistant (Rheumatology)

Job Title: Physician Assistant (Rheumatology)
Job ID: 4440119337
Employer: OrthoAlaska
Location: Anchorage, AK
Provider Category: Advanced Practice Providers (PA's, APRN's)
Provider Type: Physician Assistant
Specialty: Rheumatology
New Grads OK? No

Orthopedic Physicians Alaska seeks a highly skilled, dedicated and professional Physician Assistant (Rheumatology) to join our rapidly growing and dynamic team ? a robust established practice comprised of three Rheumatologists and two Physician Assistants. We provide work-life balance, competitive salaries and comprehensive medical, dental, FSA, life and disability insurance, as well as profit sharing, 401 k, and paid time off starting at three (3) weeks per year.

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OPA fosters a strong working and learning relationship with our physician assistants. We take a keen interest in our continued staff education and development. OPA leads the way in continued learning, including PA/physician mentorship, educational in-services, and generous continuing education (including CE leave).

The Rheumatology PA is responsible for practicing medicine with physician supervision including conducting examinations and writing prescriptions. Within the physician relationship, PAs exercise autonomy in medical decision-making and provide a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. This position may include responsibility for administrative duties and additional duties and parameters of specific individual contract and/or continuing education requirements.

Representative duties
? Conduct physical exams, assess health status, order and interpret tests, prescribe medications, and treat illnesses and conditions (including giving injections).
? Consult with physicians as needed and refer to physicians for more complicated medical cases or cases that are not a routine part of a PA's scope of work.
? Monitor therapies and provide continuity of care.
? Triage patient calls and evaluate patient problems.
? Respond to emergencies including use of CPR.
? Counsel patients/families on preventive health care.
? Document patient information and care in medical record.
? Participate in occasional patient rounding.

Knowledge and skill requirements
? Understand role of physicians and physician assistants.
? Familiar with anatomy, pharmacology, pathophysiology, clinical medicine, and physical diagnosis.
? Able to apply patient assessment techniques including taking medical histories, performing physicals, evaluating health status including state of wellness, and compliance with care recommendations.
? Able to diagnose and treat medical problems and develop care plans.
? Able to gather and analyze physiological, socioeconomic, and emotional patient data.
? Accurately evaluate patient problems in person or via phone and provide appropriate advice, intervention, or referral.
? Skill in developing/revising patient care plans based on patient status.
? Able to make responsible decisions within scope of PA practice.
? Able to collaborate effectively with physicians on complicated cases.
? Able to educate patients, families, and staff in a compassionate, patient-centered manner.
? Able to demonstrate eye?hand coordination, full range of motion, and manual dexterity.

Required qualifications
Bachelor’s degree and successful completion of accredited physician assistant program
Four (4) years of health-care experience prior to applying to PA program
Minimum of one (1) year of experience as a PA, preferably in a clinical setting, managing a full-day patient load.
National PA-C certification
Current Alaska license as a PA-C or eligible
Preferred (in addition to required) qualifications

Experience working in rheumatology, internal medicine or family practice.
Candidates meeting the above skills and qualifications and desiring to be part of a patient-centered, professional environment are invited to apply.