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Physician Assistant PRN- Emergency Department

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Glenwood Springs
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Company Overview: Embrace the adventure of a career at Aspen Valley Hospital . Aspen Valley Hospital is a twenty-five-bed community hospital that represents the best of two worlds - the warmth and friendliness of a small town and the technical expertise of a major medical center. Our award-winning hospital, nestled in the heart of Aspen, CO, includes a team of more than 500 people dedicated to making a difference for our patients, families, and community. Nationally we are recognized for providing some of the most exceptional patient care of any hospital across the country. AVH supports vaccinations as the evidence-based and most effective means for our community and country to put COVID-19 behind us and to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations and deaths. In order to better care for our community, as of 10/31/21, AVH requires COVID-19 Vaccination for all Staff. Job Overview: This is a PRN (as needed) position. The functions of an ENP or EPA include performing diagnostic, therapeutic, preventative and health maintenance services that are routinely performed within the normal scope of the supervising physician's practice. As a dependent practitioner, the practitioner works under the direct supervision of a licensed physician who is responsible for the practitioner's actions. Medical acts, duties, and responsibilities delegated by the supervising physician to the practitioner should be appropriate to education, training, and experience of the practitioner. Primary Scope of Responsibilities: * Fully competent in the primary role; performs patient and family assessment and problem identification, plans care accordingly; implements and evaluates plan of care so that problems are resolved. * Duties delegated include, but are not limited to the following: * Abscess incision and drainage * Administration of mediations and injections * Advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) including all procedures * Advanced pediatric life support (PALS) including all procedures * Anoscopy * Arthrocentesis * Cast and splint application * Dislocation reduction management * Debridement of burns, abrasions and abscesses * Epistaxis management * Extensor tendon repair * Fracture reduction * Foreign body removal: ears, nose, rectum, soft tissue, throat, vaginal * Immobilization techniques (spine, long bone, etc.) * Interosseous needle placement * Laceration repair - simple, intermediate, complex * Nail trephination/removal * Nasogastric/orogastric tube placement, lavage and management * Obstetrical patient evaluation * Ordering and initial interpretations of radiological studies * Ordering of EKGs * Regional block anesthesia * Slit lamp diagnostic and rust ring removal ; intraocular foreign body removal * Tonometry, ocular * Urethral catheter placement and management * Venous access, peripheral/cutdown * Wound care * Other interventions or procedures as directed by the supervising physician Minimum Qualifications & Requirements: * Degree from an accredited physician assistant training program * Current Colorado license as a Physician Assistant * Certified or eligible to be certified by the National Commission on Certification for Physician Assistants (NCCPA) * Required certifications through American Heart Association : * BLS, ACLS, PALS Compensation: Hire-in rates of pay are based upon the relevance of years of experience, education and certifications. Our talent acquisition team will help you understand how your direct experience will be considered. Pay range for new hires: $55.21 - $71.71/hr PRN Benefits: As an employee you will be eligible to purchase discounted bus passes for transportation to and from work, discounted ski pass options, 457B, and also participate in a number of AVH hosted programs including cell phone discounts or computer software.

Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital, Snowmass , Physician Assistant PRN- Emergency Department, Healthcare , Glenwood Springs, Colorado

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