Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner

Posted: 06/27/2022

Job description – Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner
Freedom Spine & Pain Center
Boerne Clinic (70-80% of time): 1002 E. Blanco Rd, Ste B., Boerne, TX 78006
Kerrville Clinic (15-20% of time): 251 Cully Drive, Suite A, Kerrville, TX 78028
San Antonio Clinic (5-10% of time): 3619 Paesanos Pkwy #302, San Antonio, TX 78231
POSITION: Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner - Interventional Pain Management
REPORTS TO: Rajesh Sharma, MD
SUMMARY: Promotes and maintains patient health by providing medical services under the supervision of a physician which includes seeing follow-up patients for medication and procedure evaluation and management, post op patients after Kyphoplasty, SCS Trial/Permanent Implant, Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD), Sacroiliac Joint Arthrodesis, Posterolateral Lumbar Fusions. PA/NP should be comfortable with evaluating post operative patients, wound care management, neuromuscular examination as well as be familiar with common joint injection techniques (shoulder, knee, bursa etc). New PA/NP graduates encouraged to apply and will be provided extensive training and oversight.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  • Assists physician's effectiveness by identifying short-term and long-range patient care issues that must be addressed; providing information and commentary pertinent to deliberations; recommending options and courses of action; and implementing physician directives.
  • Assesses patient health by interviewing patients; performing physical examinations; obtaining, updating, and studying medical histories; and ordering and interpreting diagnostic lab studies.
  • Documents patient care services by charting in patient records accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Performs therapeutic procedures by administering injections and prescribing medications and other modalities of treatment as needed to treat pain.
  • Instructs and counsels patients by describing therapeutic regimens, promoting wellness and health maintenance.
  • Provides continuity of care by developing and implementing patient management plans.
  • Performs other duties as required.
 
EDUCATION:
Must have a BS/MA in Physician Assistant Studies, Health Science, Medical Science, or equivalent field.
EXPERIENCE:
Preferred two (2) years of clinical experience as a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner in Pain Management, Neurology, or Spine.
New PA/NP graduates encouraged to apply.
LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:
Current Licensed Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner by the Texas State Medical Board.
Valid DEA license.
CPR Certification.
 
SKILLS:
Must have the following skills and/or abilities:
  • Working knowledge of medical guidelines and procedures regarding examination, therapy, and recovery.
  • Familiarity with advancements in medical technology and current know-how.
  • Ability to build a caring and compassionate rapport with patients.
  • Strong knowledge of medical office practice procedures to include HIPAA/OSHA compliance.
  • Working knowledge of medical imaging devices such as a C-arm.
  • Working knowledge or demonstrated skill in ordering, interpreting and/or performing blood draws, EKGs, injections, x-rays, wound dressings, removing sutures, securing blood and urine samples and other related procedures.
  • Working knowledge of medical equipment such as autoclaves, stethoscopes, EKG electrodes, AEG machines, scales, hemoglobin testing machines and other related equipment.
  • Proficiency using syringes, phlebotomy equipment, thermometers, sphygmomanometers, suturing materials and other medical tools.
  • Proficiency with computer systems and electronic medical recordkeeping (EMR) systems.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and oral) when working with patients or co-workers.
 
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:
  • Constantly stands within a given day while conducting work functions such as providing patient care, documenting, cleaning, and interacting with patients and coworkers.
  • Constantly using of fingers and hands in a manner of reaching, grasping, fingering, and/or feeling when providing patient care, documenting, and cleaning.
  • Audio acuity in order to correctly distinguish various body sounds (i.e., respirations, heart tones, bowel sounds), discern sounds made by various types of machinery or equipment that would indicate dangerous or improper operation, and to hear normal conversations and receive ordinary information through verbal communication.
  • Visual acuity in order to correctly distinguish skin tone variations, evidence of IV infiltration, infection; and able to read telemetry, blood pressure gauges, and other medical instruments.
  • Frequently lifts, carries, pushes, or pulls up to 25 lbs. of materials and/or medical equipment.
  • Frequently stooping, climbing, kneeling, twisting, or reaching within a given day while conducting direct patient care.
  • Occasionally running to respond to patient emergencies.
 
WORKING CONDITIONS:
Medical office atmosphere located inside a building with exposure to medical equipment such as autoclaves, stethoscopes, sphygmomanometers, EKG electrodes, AEG machines, scales, and hemoglobin testing machines. Must be willing to travel to Boerne and Kerrville locations.
CONCEPTUAL/INTELLECTUAL ACTIVITIES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
  • Frequently convey detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately, clearly, and/or quickly.
  • Understand, remember, follow, and exchange basic instructions, information, and guidelines.
  • Project a courteous, professional and positive demeanor with co-workers.
  • Dependable attendance and punctuality are necessary to perform the essential job duties.
  • Ability to maintain self-discipline and focus on relevant matters in order to timely complete important tasks.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to write simple correspondence and respond clearly to coworkers and supervisors.
 
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee in this position. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Additionally, this document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $80,000.00 - $115,000.00 per year (depending on experience)