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The Connecticut Orthopedic Institute at Midstate Hospital is an orthopedic center providing the highest quality of Orthopedic care to community. The Connecticut Orthopedic Institute strives for a balance of career and lifestyle. We offer a stimulating work environment that inspires Excellence, Safety, Caring, and Integrity. Join us in our vision to be nationally respected for patient care and most trusted for personalized coordinated care.

Orthopaedic Services:

The Connecticut Orthopedic Institutes PA team is a growing department which covers inpatient joint, spine and fracture care services.

Physician Asssistant Summary:

Orthopedic PA's are responsible for various functions including first assisting in the operating room, floor work, and consults. Advanced Practitioners will work in collaboration and with the supervision of Physician and Surgeons.

Responsibilities will include:

Admit patients. Perform and document complete H&Ps. Entering appropriate information and orders into the EMR.
Order and obtaining necessary diagnostic tests including imaging studies and laboratory tests. Following through on interpretation of results and communicating with the team.
Pre-operative, and operative responsibilities including 1st and 2nd assisting in the operating room.
Request consultations from other services, obtain appropriate work up and follow through on recommendations.
Participate in daily rounds and assist with implementing management plan in collaboration with multidisciplinary team and attending.
Enter, review, and update orders in the EMR to include: PT, OT, Speech, IV therapy, medications, restraints, patient care, and discharge orders.
Addressing and consulting patient and family member concerns and questions.
Advise nursing staff when necessary.
Document patient encounters into the EMR including, but not limited to: admissions, progress, event, procedure or discharge notes.
Perform procedures as credentialed.
Shift:

Full-time Physician Assistants will be required to work varying shift lengths (8, 10, 12 hours) totaling 40hrs/wk. Additionally, there will be a component of overnight call.

REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Education:
Graduation from an ARC-PA accredited Physician Assistant Program

License and Certification:
Licensure for Physician Assistant in the State of Connecticut: Certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants preferred.BLS and ACLS Required.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS
2+ years working as a surgical PA/NP, First Assisting in the operating room experience is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to read and understand oral and written instructions, and effectively communicate information. Basic computer skills (including opening/reading email, basic internet use).

Considerable knowledge of anatomy and physiology; knowledge of the surgical procedures performed in the various surgical specialties and subspecialties and the supplies and equipment used in those specialties; knowledge AORN recommended practices and procedures. Knowledgeable in practices involved in patient care as it relates to different disciplines and disease states. Knowledge of medications and their reactions and interactions; Counseling skills; considerable interpersonal skills; ability to work independently; ability to work under pressure;

PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISION MAKING
Good problem solving and/or decision making skills. Ability to make independent decisions. Ability to react and perform under strict timelines and/or emergency situations. Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.



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