Job ID: 289357522  |  Last Updated: 6/2/2016

Physician Assistant-Licking Memorial Orthopedic Surgery

Licking Memorial Hospital
Newark, OH
Applicant Contact
Andrew Link
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

Position Summary

Under the direction of the supervising physician and according to Physician center protocols, delivers health and medical care within the scope of practice as defined by the Ohio Revised Code and as agreed upon in the supervisory plan and supervisory agreement.


- Obtains medical, family and social histories from patients and parents of patients assigned.

- Assesses patient and family needs.

- Performs physical examinations. Recognizes deviations from normal in physical assessment and works with the physician, if indicated, to develop necessary management and treatment plans.

- Refers patients for diagnostics, surgical and psychological services per protocol.

- Authenticates findings, reports and plans in the medical record appropriate detail.

- Provides patient education opportunities for individual and/or family utilizing additional resources when necessary.

- Facilitates patient participation in health care by providing information needed to make decisions and choices about promotion, maintenance and restoration of health and appropriate utilization of health care resources.

- Participates as an interdisciplinary team member to provide coordinated care within the Physician Center and with other health care providers and agencies.

- Contributes to the health education of individuals and groups through outreach programs.

- Evaluates effectiveness and efficiency of care and participates in quality improvement activities as a team member to improve the value of care provided.

- Understands and provides leadership in the quality and utilization management processes.

- Pursues professional growth through participation in continuing education programs, reading professional literature, and sharing experiences with colleagues.

- Responsible for ensuring the personal performance reflects the Mission, Vision, Standards of Behavior and the Service Goals.


- Master's degree or higher obtained from an accredited program

- Ohio license/Physician Assistant Certificate to Practice

- Certificate to Prescribe/Provisional considered

- Demonstrates ability to provide care for patient population as defined by specific specialty under direction of supervising physician.

- Demonstrates high-level communication skills enabling effective relationships with patients, families and health care personnel of various disciplines.

- Demonstrates ability to maintain professional flexibility and adaptability in a collegial environment

- Demonstrates insight into improving the health of patient populations

- Maintains clinical excellence through continuing education.

- Efficiently participates in case of emergency (code blue, fire, weather, disaster)

- Maintains BCLS

- Demonstrates ability to efficiently use office computer system, EMR, and Meditech.

- May be required to lift, push, pull or carry an average of more than one hundred (100) pounds consistently throughout the shift.

Licking Memorial Health Systems is an equal opportunity employer and maintains compliance with all state, federal, and local regulations. Licking Memorial Health Systems does not discriminate against applicants because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, national origin, veteran status, pregnancy, disability, marital status, or other characteristics protected by law.

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Contact: Andrew Link


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