Physician Assistant - Department of Ortho and Rehab - Work Injury Recovery Center Job Opening

Physician Assistant - Department of Ortho and Rehab - Work Injury Recovery Center

The University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa
$91,000.00 - $137,000.00 a year
Category: Health Educator

Classification Title: PA
Department: Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
Pay Grade:
Percent of Time: 100%

Staff Type: SEIU
Type of Position: Regular

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®

Our primary and specialty care is provided by experts from all medical specialties, attracting patients from around the world. We offer our care in convenient, comfortable settings, using the most advanced approaches and with the best outcomes as our goal.

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. In 2018-19 seven of our adult care specialties were ranked among the nation’s best, including otolaryngology (3rd), ophthalmology (7th), orthopedics (14th), cancer (18th), urology (34th), pulmonology (39th), and gynecology (50th).

The Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is a highly ranked medical school where students learn to become accomplished clinicians and top-flight researchers and educators. Students come to Iowa to study medicine in a program that uses case-based learning as the basis of their education. With its emphasis on problem-solving skills, early exposure to patients, and enhanced community-based experiences, UI medical students typically earn impressive scores on Step 1 of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination and successfully “match” with top-quality residency programs around the country.

The university is located along the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City, a city of some 77,000 people (170,000+ in the metro area) regularly ranked as one of the nation’s best places to live. Iowa City is less than four hours from Chicago and within five hours of Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Kansas City, readily accessible via interstate highways and a regional airport 30 minutes away.

Position Summary: The APP will work collaboratively with other APPs, residents, and Ortho surgeons within the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. The APP will be expected to provide outstanding care to patients in the outpatient work injury clinic, covering a variety of Orthopedic complaints and conditions. Clinical duties include seeing new, return, and post-operative patients in addition to preforming preoperative physical examinations. This position will not assist in the operating room. No call is expected with this role. Hours tend to be predictable.

Position Responsibilities:
The APP will be expected to deliver excellent care, preform and interpret diagnostic testing (X-rays, advanced imaging, labs), perform injections, and prescribe, dispense, or deliver medications under a collaborative practice agreement.
It is expected that the APP show a willingness to learn, collaborate with a team, and provide cross coverage for the team when needed.
Supervise the care delivered to Work Injury patients.
Perform /order medical, diagnostic, and therapeutic procedures,
Prescribe, dispense, and/or deliver medications under a collaborative practice agreement.

Consult/collaborate with other care team members. Use judgment to apply/adopt information within total clinical picture to address health issues while influencing others to adopt best practices.

Complete patient medical records, reports, and forms to record treatment for EMR and billing purposes. Improve quality of care by performing chart reviews and participating on performance improvement committees.

Provide health education to patients and medical education to health professions students and residents. Participate in ongoing research and professional development of self and other staff.

Establish and maintain procedures and systems to ensure staff compliance with policies and standards of care. Initiate corrective action as needed.
Education Required
Must comply with registration and licensure requirements as specified by the Iowa Board of Physician Assistant Examiners which include graduation from an accredited PA educational program and/or certification by the NCCPA. A Master’s degree is highly desired.
Experience Requirements
1-3 years of patient care experience gained through education, job experience, or rotations is required.
Demonstrated experience and/or knowledge of orthopedic patient care is required.
Demonstrated experience working effectively in a diverse environment or promoting a diverse environment.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Highly Desirable Qualifications
Experience working with work injury patients.
Experience working in an orthopedic setting.

Please attach a resume or CV as part of the application process. Cover letter encouraged but not required. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions or additional information, please contact Sarah Burnett, [email protected] or Amanda [email protected]

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.