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MPOWERHealth: Surgical First Assist Physician Assistant


This is a Full-time position in Alexandria, LA posted February 1, 2021.

ESSENTIAL WORK SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE & Amp; ABILITIES:* Must have experience working as a first assist* Clinical adult PA or relevant experience in developing and running patient care programs* Diagnoses and treats illnesses and injuries* Renders emergency care* Performs comprehensive and problem-focused histories and physical examinations* Performs surgical procedures* Handles discharge planning and dictates discharge summaries* Performs comprehensive and problem-focused histories* Orders and interprets laboratory and radiographic studies* Facilitates patient referral to the appropriate physician or agency* Presents the patient to attending surgeons, if needed* Helps to formulate treatment plans* Performs first assist duties in surgery* Conducts daily hospital rounds* Write orders and progress notes* Performs admissions to include history and physicals* Is available to see patients requiring same-day office visits* Evaluates post-operative patients and does routine follow-up visitsEducation/Training:* Must have excellent computer skills specifically MS Office, Diagnostic imaging systems, and EMR* Bachelors required; Masters in Physician Assistant Studies, Health Science or Medical Science required.* Must possess current state license where practicing and be nationally certified as National Commissioned Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) requiredPreferred SkillsAble to perform all essential duties with or without accommodations, including but not limited to:* Background in Neuro or Spinal experience* Ability to write post-op orders* Provide health care services to patients under the direction and responsibility of physician including assessing, diagnosing, prescribing, treating, and educating patientsPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Able to perform all essential duties with or without accommodations, including but not limited to:* Ability to lift sit-stand or Squat* Constantly seeing, hearing, and speaking.* Frequent lifting to 20 lbs.

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