Physician Asst Surgery
Banner Gateway Medical Center - Gilbert, AZ

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Outstanding opportunity for a Physician Assistant to practice within a large multi-specialty group, with six orthopaedic surgeons and five physician assistants, serving the East Valley of Phoenix Arizona. The PA will work 1:1 with one of our fellowship trained Orthopedic Surgeons assisting with surgeries, hospital and clinic care as well as shared call responsibilities. Cases include hip and knee joint replacements and revision joint replacement surgery using less invasive techniques including partial knee and anterior hip replacements.

We offer a highly competitive salary with a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life, long-term and short term disability, flexible spending account, 401k, CME, and paid time off.

Prior orthopedic experience preferred, but those with exposure or interest in orthopaedics are encouraged to apply.

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At Banner Medical Group, you’ll have the opportunity to perform a critical role in the community where you practice. The Banner Medical Group provides both primary and specialty care throughout the seven states in which Banner Health operates. We do this in a variety of settings – from smaller group practices like Big Thompson Internal Medicine in Loveland, Colo. and the Banner Medical Clinic in Torrington, Wyo., to large multi-specialty practices like the Banner Arizona Medical Clinic and Banner Pediatric Specialists in the metropolitan Phoenix area. We currently have more than 550 physicians in our group and are seeking others to enhance our ability to deliver our nonprofit mission of providing excellent patient care.

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Job Summary:

This position is responsible for providing and coordinating medical, surgical and other specialty care to patients under the auspices of a supervising physician or the supervising physician’s agent in various settings. This position will provide patient assessments through patient exams, patient medical history, interpretation of required diagnostic procedures, and developing/implementing treatment and management plans, and provide teaching activities to residents all under the supervising physician or supervising physician’s agent.

Essential Functions
  • Delivers medical care services to patients in various settings in collaboration with the supervising physician or supervising physician agent. Completes procedures under the guidance, supervision, and discretion of the supervising physician and displays competencies required by licensure, scope of practice, credentialing, pertinent statutes, regulations and organizational policy. This includes: obtaining history; performing physical examinations; writing orders; performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures; administering intravenous medication; formulating a diagnostic impression; developing and implementing a treatment plan; monitoring the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions; assessing physiologic and psychological responsiveness; offering counseling and education to meet patient needs.
  • Plans daily schedule to maximize efficiency of physician and assistant resources. Makes routine visits to facilities or other assigned locations on schedule agreed upon with attending physician, and makes acute nursing home, hospice, hospital or clinic visits as directed, and under the appropriate rules and regulations of the facilities where these visits occur. Assumes first call for patient care during work day, if instructed by supervising physician with clear parameters regarding scope of care.
  • Coordinates specialist, hospital, rehab, wound care, labs and tests, and/or other patient care and patient management issues.
  • May provide medical treatment for work-related injuries and fitness to work assessments. May provide medical surveillance examinations within hazardous workplace. May provide substance abuse counseling and medical treatment within the scope of practice of the specialty of psychiatry or other recognized specialties.
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with patients and families, key decision-makers, facility and department staff, and collaborating physicians.
  • May provide medical education of residents during patient rounds in multiple settings (ex. nursing home, hospice), and teaching sessions as scheduled. Coordinates joint teaching sessions for residents with participating physicians and pharmacologists as necessary.
Minimum Qualifications
Requires state certification and/or licensure in area of practice as required by specialty including current Physician Assistant license and certification in the state where practicing. Requires current DEA number. Requires knowledge normally obtained with completion of a bachelor’s degree

Preferred Qualifications
Advanced degree preferred. Experience in clinical setting including supervision is preferred Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification also preferred. Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

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