DUTIES: The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking seeking Physician Assistant or Orthopaedic Physician Assistant to function in practice under the authority of the supervising physician in accordance with established policies and procedures. The successful candidate will be accountable for, but not limited to: - Performing skilled services and procedures within the clinical setting, inclusive of out-patient and in-patient facilities where privileges have been granted accordingly. - Serve as part of the patient treatment and management team by performing preadmission patient evaluation and work-up, including history and physical assessment, patient education and the institution of routine orders as per the MD. - Administering aspirations and injections, the removal and application of casts/splint. - Assist with and perform digital blocks, hematoma blocks, and the use of local anesthetics, the reduction of fractures, dislocations, and the removal or excision of superficial orthopedic hardware, the application and execution of orthopedic services and procedures such as suture removal, dressing changes. - Services may also be performed in primary orthopedic care, pre-operative care, intra-operative care, and post-operative care. - Institute in-house, transfer and discharge orders. (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) QUALIFICATIONS: PA REQUIRES: - NYS PA licensure & Bachelor's Degree from an approved PA program. OPA REQUIRES: - Applicants must complete item 1 (the Exam Requirement) and either item 2, 3 (a. or b.) or 4 as stated below: 1. Must pass the National Board Certification Examination for Orthopedic Physician Assistants (NBCOPA) and have the Professional Testing Corporation send your exam results to the New York State Education Department's Office of the Professions; AND 2. Must complete a program for the training of orthopedic assistants or the equivalent that is approved by the NYSED; OR 3. (a) Complete an educational training program through military experience leading to orthopedic specialist, orthopedic cast room technician or orthopedic clinic technician rating and complete two years of satisfactory experience as an orthopedic assistant working under the supervision of an orthopedic surgeon within the past five years; OR (b) Complete medical corps school and five years of satisfactory experience as an orthopedic assistant working under the supervision of an orthopedic surgeon within the past eight years; OR 4. Have completed an extensive health-oriented education and, within the past eight years, have completed five years of satisfactory experience as an orthopedic assistant working under the supervision of an orthopedic surgeon. Infection Control and Barrier Precautions: - Registered specialist assistants must complete course work or training appropriate to their practice regarding infection control and barrier precautions, including engineering and work controls to prevent the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the hepatitis b virus (HBV) in the course of professional practice. Coursework must be completed no later than 90 days after initial licensure/registration and every four years thereafter. - Applicants must attest compliance to the NYSED at the time of each registration. If applicants graduated from a NYS program after September 1, 1993, they are automatically credited with having completed the initial requirement as part of your coursework. Additional Info: *Please ensure you include the 5-digit Line Number and Job Title in the subject line and body of your email submission.Closing Date: Open Until Filled STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
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About SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.