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Physician’s Assistant Orthopaedics, PRN at The Nemours Foundation in Pensacola, Florida

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Part-Time





Job Description:

As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own. 

The Physician’s Assistant (PA) for the Orthopaedics Division is a licensed and certified provider with masters or doctoral level education and specializes in clinical knowledge, experience, and skills.

The care provider provides family centered care “in an expanded role that incorporates comprehensive assessment skills, diagnostic ability, critical thinking, independent decision making, collaborative management of health and illness problems, leadership within complex systems, and the ability to critically analyze and translate research findings into practice” and functions directly under the supervision of the attending physician.  The provider assumes accountability for professional actions and incorporates risk management strategies into clinical practice. The provider works collaboratively to empower children and their families to make informed decisions regarding their health care, including health promotion, prevention of disease or complications, and attainment of a peaceful death, when applicable.

This is a casual PRN position.

Primary Responsibilities


  • Provides specialty health care services to children by assessment, diagnosis, management and evaluation of care.

  • Consults with other members of the healthcare team, coordinates care, and makes referrals to other health care providers.

  • Functions as a consultant, educator, and resource to colleagues and other disciplines. Delivers family centered, evidence based care in a nonjudgmental and nondiscriminatory manner.

  • Documents all aspects of health care delivery appropriately, communicating with other providers in the community to promote continuity of care.

  • Participates in research and practice evaluation, and utilizes findings to support and advance evidence based practice. 

  • Protects the human and legal rights of the pediatric patient and family.

  • Adheres to the Code of Ethics for nurses or physician’s assistants.

  • Maintains confidentiality within legal and regulatory parameters.

  • Advocates for the child, and works with families, social service agencies and the courts when there is concern about child abuse, neglect, or other forms of family violence.

  • Assumes accountability for professional practice development. 

Additional Responsibilities


  • Provides leadership, staff education, and support to division nurses/staff with phone triage, medication refills, patient calls, and clinic operations.

  • Performs all other related tasks as necessary.

Performance Skills


  • Clinical Judgment

  • Clinical Inquiry

  • Caring Practices

  • Respect for Diversity

  • Advocacy

  • Facilitates Learning

  • Collaboration

  • Systems Thinking

  • Other competencies/skills as needed per divisional requirements

Requirements


  • Minimum of Masters degree required; Ph.D or DNP optional

  • Certification and Licensure in Florida as a PA  

  • BLS card from the American Heart Association

  • 2 years pediatric clinical experience (educational experience can be included).

  • 2 years as a PA

Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.