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Physician Assistant - Orthopedic / Neurosurgery

Company: Cheyenne Regional Medical Center
Location: Cheyenne
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

ROLE SUMMARY Responsible for providing excellent quality care for patients in accordance with Cheyenne Regional Medical Centers/Groups standards and practices in hospital, clinic and outreach clinic settings. CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assesses patient status by obtaining health history through patient/family interviews and chart review; assesses presenting illness, risk factors, and family history, psychosocial situation, and cultural factors; and performs appropriate physical examination.
  • Orders/performs appropriate laboratory diagnostic and other screening tests; seeks other information as needed, including consultation with other providers and other disciplines, for evaluation of illness.
  • Develops and implements treatment plan by prescribing/dispensing medications and/or injections in compliance with medical practice guidelines and state laws.
  • Instructs patient/family regarding medications and treatments; educate patients regarding health promotion/illness prevention; recommends appropriate community resources to meet patient/family needs; communicates appropriate case management information to other professionals and community agencies.
  • Prepares documentation for medical records including updating patient medical chart by posting examination and test results, diagnosis, medications, and treatment in written/computerized manner.
  • Participates in peer review, chart review, staff education, clinical guideline development, and other continuing education and quality assurance activities to demonstrate compliance with standards, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Collaborates with physicians in managing acute and long-term medical needs of patient. Provide monitoring and continuity of care between visits according to treatment plan including triaging patient calls/e-mails.
  • Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified and employees may be required to perform other duties as assigned. SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES
  • Knowledge of medical model and roles of physicians and physician assistants. Familiar with anatomy, pharmacology, pathophysiology, clinical medicine, and physical diagnosis
  • Knowledge of patient assessment techniques including taking medical histories, performing physicals, evaluating health status including state of wellness, and compliance with care recommendations
  • Ability to diagnose and treat complex medical problems, analyze data and develop a plan of care utilizing evidence based medicine
  • Skill in gathering and analyzing physiological, socioeconomic, and emotional patient data
  • Knowledge of health promotion, health risk identification, and patient education principles and techniques
  • Knowledge of community, professional, and educational resources
  • Skill in case management, time management, problem solving and crisis intervention
  • Ability to establish/maintain effective working relationships with patients, clinical staff, and the public
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
    • Graduate of an approved Physician Assistant accredited educational program - accredited by the Council of Medical Education of the American Medical Association
    • Licensed as a Physician's Assistant by the State of Wyoming
    • Current NCCPA (National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants)
    • Maintain 100 hours of CME every two years
    • Cheyenne Regional RQI within 14 calendar days of start date
    • Specialty certifications as required per department/clinic
    • Controlled Substance Licensure from the Wyoming State Board of Pharmacy
    • Federal DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) licensure Cheyenne Regional Medical Center was founded in 1867 as a tent hospital by the Union Pacific Railroad to treat workers injured while building the transcontinental railroad. Today, we are the largest hospital in the state of Wyoming, employing over 2,000 people, and treating over 350,000+ patients from southeastern Wyoming, western Nebraska, and northern Colorado. We pride ourselves on patient and employee experience by living our core values of Integrity, Caring, Compassion, Respect, Service, Teamwork and Excellence to I.N.S.P.I.R.E. great health. Our team makes a difference every day by providing trusted healthcare expertise through a passionate and I.N.S.P.I.R.E.d approach with a personal touch. By living our values, we aim to achieve our goal of becoming a 5-star rated hospital, providing critical support and resources to our community and the greater region we serve. If you are eager to make a difference and passionate about healthcare, we encourage you to apply today! At Cheyenne Regional, you ll work on the front lines of Wyoming healthcare as part of a strong, stable healthcare organization one with big plans and a clear direction for growth. That means big opportunities for individuals with the right combination of skills, dedication and experience in evidence-based practice. About Cheyenne Regional Cheyenne Regional offers a comprehensive line of healthcare services, including Heart and Vascular, Cancer, Orthopedics, Women and Children s Services, Surgical, Trauma, Wound Management & Hyperbaric Medicine, Rehabilitation, Transitional Care, Home Care, Hospice, Behavioral Health, Medical Imaging and Lab Services. Why work at Cheyenne Regional?
      • 403(b) with 4% employer match
      • ANCC Magnet Hospital
      • 21 PTO days per year (increases with tenure)
      • Education Assistance Program
      • Employee Sponsored Wellness Program
      • Employee Assistance program Taking a closer look at Cheyenne, Wyoming
        • Located just 90 minutes from Denver, Colorado
        • Mid-sized city with a casual, comfortable lifestyle
        • Several cultural attractions, including a symphony, an active arts community, the nationally recognized Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, farmers markets and the world s largest outdoor rodeo, Cheyenne Frontier Days
        • Excellent private and public schools; advanced placement programs in high schools; community college with academic and life-enhancement classes for all ages
        • Large retail base, including national home improvement outlets, department stores, specialty and restaurant chains
        • Thirty-seven miles of walking/biking trails, four golf courses, indoor tennis, indoor ice rink
        • Nearby mountains offer year-round recreation, including skiing, hiking, camping, biking, fishing, hunting, rock climbing and more

Keywords: Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, Cheyenne , Physician Assistant - Orthopedic / Neurosurgery, Healthcare , Cheyenne, Wyoming

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