Instructor- Physician Assistant
University of Colorado – School of Medicine
Department of Orthopedics
Instructor- Physician Assistant
The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.This is a unique opportunity to work in an academic and clinical Adult Orthopedic Surgery practice with a focus on Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Surgery. The position will be a full-time exempt (non-hourly) Instructor - Physician Assistant position in the Department of Orthopedics. The employee will work in the Denver Metropolitan area. The position is not eligible for tenure. Duties and ResponsibilitiesThis is a position requiring interest in Adult Orthopedic Surgery and the sub-specialty of Hand, Wrist and Elbow Surgery. The applicant must be self-directed, detail-oriented, and adaptable in a high-intensity environment. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required as well. In general, the applicant should be experienced and competent in the following areas:
- Obtains detailed history and performs physical examinations on assigned patients; assesses and treats acute/chronic medical problems (focusing on the musculoskeletal system) and provides direct patient care to a specified patient population. Writes prescriptions for medications, PT, OT, imaging studies, and DME as needed and based on appropriate guidelines. Completes Work Status, FMLA, and other forms and school notes as needed.Assists in providing pre-op and post-op care; writes appropriate orders, including those for narcotics and other scheduled drugs. Performs casting, splinting, and dressing applications, as appropriate.Performs emergency lifesaving procedures in cases such as cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, massive hemorrhage, or similar emergencies. Coordinates daily in-patient care, as needed, with the Hospitalist and other consulting services. When necessary, is responsible for the timely discharge of patients from the hospital and completion of discharge summaries.Notifies attending physician on call, house physician on call, or supervising physician regarding any unusual or unexpected events or problems requiring direct physician consultation. Practices safety, environmental, and/or infection control methods. Coordinates the activities of patient care with residents / fellows and clinic support staff. Works with the team to ensure smooth transitions of care.Writes progress notes on patients' outpatient or hospital charts indicating patient status and treatment procedures performed; maintains other records as required. Provides health education to patients and families; may train and supervise medical students, and other health professional students engaged in specific clinical activities. Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops.Helps develop written educational materials and treatment protocols for specific conditions and post-operative care.Assists in preparing and giving power point and poster presentations for educational purposes at institutional, local and national meetings, when appropriate.Participates in clinical research and may assist in preparation of manuscripts for publication.Becomes proficient in documentation and use of current the electronic medical record program and be an available resource to other health care providers.Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.Is flexible with expected changes in the nature of the position, particularly as one gains knowledge and experience with Orthopedic conditions.Is responsible for maintaining compliance and coordinating the implementation of Clinical Leadership Council initiatives with the Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs.
- State of Colorado Certified Physician's Assistant or Inclusion on the State of Colorado Advanced Practice Registry as an Advance Practice Nurse
- Certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician's Assistants
- CPR Certified
- Experience preferred. May be willing to train new grad with previous hospital/orthopedic experience or exceptional qualities
- Master's degree in a related Technical, Scientific, or Engineering discipline
- 6 months to 1 year experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Posting Date: Nov 10, 2020
Unposting Date: Ongoing