At Laser Spine Institute, our PAs/NPs provide care to our incoming patients by collecting personal information, performing clinical assessments, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation in our well-equipped, world-class facilities. Our PAs/NPs are expected to provide safe clinical decisions and genuine, personalized care to patients within the clinical area of practice. At Laser Spine Institute, this position focuses on educating patients in a world-class medical environment while working with other team members to meet our patients' needs within an organization of care, empathy, and kindness.
At Laser Spine Institute, we understand the importance of a Provider who is both a highly skilled professional and a compassionate individual. We know that it's about the people; whether patients, co-workers, or your own family.
PAs/NPs at Laser Spine Institute are responsible for more than the stellar direct patient care that we know they will provide. They are also responsible for having fun, maintaining a positive work/life balance (no regularly scheduled weekends!), acting with integrity in everything they do, and being part of a dynamic and first-class organization. Oh, and our call is phone-only with no trips back into the facility!
To paraphrase our CEO, "Healthcare is serious business. It can also be fun business."
Essential Functions - Duties & Responsibilities
Tasks may include, but are not limited to the following:
Performs history and physical exams, MRI reviews, post-operative visits and manages patient triage encounters.
Works closely with fellow Physician Extenders for imaging reviews, patient symptom discussions, medication issues, medical/surgical complications.
Orders appropriate imaging and diagnostic studies (MRI v. CT, EMG, lab work, EKG, chest X-rays, etc.), as well as knowing their indications and contraindications.
Interprets necessary pre-operative testing results, clearances, reports, referral responses, labs, etc. and develop appropriate plan of care/manage the results according to current protocols.
Completes pre-operative review of all records, clearing patients for their next day of surgery.
Must have basic knowledge of X-rays and imaging pertaining to the lumbar and cervical spine. Must be able to differentiate between T1 and T2 images, axial v. sagittal, various X-ray types and manipulate the imaging system accordingly.
Develops an appropriate plan of care for pre-operative and inter-operative surgical cancellations.
Manages and fully understands the worker's compensation/LOP patient process in the clinic.
Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications & Requirements
Graduated an accredited Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant program
Must possess current state license where practicing and be nationally certified
Demonstrates knowledge and compliance of HIPAA regulations
Demonstrates critical thinking and problem solving skills
Must have excellent time management skills
Must have excellent computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Office, diagnostic imaging systems and EMR
Must have excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Must possess extensive knowledge of orthopedic, neurological and spinal anatomy and physiology and understand/perform the appropriate exam techniques for evaluation.
Must be comfortable with pre- and post-operative patient management in a surgical setting.
Must have knowledge of pre-operative contraindicated medications and supplements.
Must have general pharmaceutical knowledge of common medications ordered for pre- and post-operative patient management: antibiotic therapy, pain management, post-op nausea, etc.
A CULTURE DESIGNED WITH YOU IN MIND:
YOUR WELLNESS: Substantial, generous benefits program
YOUR CAREER EVOLUTION: LSI University offers robust career expansion with continued learning opportunities and career advancement ladders
YOUR TIME: Balance between your professional career and personal life
YOUR ENVIRONMENT: LSI offers a resilient community culture where employee spirit is abundant, smiles surround you, people are respected and recognized, accomplishments are revered, and everyone knows you by name