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Type: Tribal
Salary Range: $0 to $0 / Per Year
Open Period: 5/2/2022 to 12/31/2022
Summary: Amidst evolving complexities of healthcare Fort Defiance Indian Hospital Board, Inc. (FDIHB) remains committed to the delivery of quality healthcare and accessibility in northeastern Arizona. As we continue to bring inspired physicians to the diverse cultures of the American southwest where icons such as the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley characterize the high-desert plateaus, FDIHB's core value of a work-life-balance defines rural healthcare systems of the future. We look forward to the opportunity to review your qualifications at!

This position serves as a Physician Assistant providing urgent and orthopedic surgical care in the Surgical Services Department. DISCLAIMER: SALARY IS DEPENDENT ON EXPERIENCE (DOE). Must pass an extensive background check as required by the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act, as amended. Applicant must meet the criteria for Credentialing and Privileging in accordance with FDIHB Medical Staff Bylaws. For full consideration, completion of an online application is mandatory, click on hyperlink provided and give as much details as practically required. Please send an updated CV to
Duties: Closing Date: Open Until Filled (OUF). Salary Range: Dependent on Experience (DOE). ***MUST MAINTAIN A VALID INSURABLE DRIVERS LICENSE, INCLUDE RESUME, AND REFERENCES*** ESSENTIAL DUTIES, FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides diagnostic, preventative, and therapeutic health services to patients and family members in a orthopedic Surgical Services setting, with the ability to function as an independent practitioner or with appropriate physician supervision. Obtains a health and developmental history from the patient or parent and perform a detailed physical exam, records findings and makes critical evaluations. Performs or requests special screening and developmental tests and diagnostic tests and procedure and interprets the results. Discriminates between normal and abnormal findings to recognize early stages of serious musculoskeletal problems. Makes decisions concerning medical care needs of patients, which may involve various treatment modalities, prescribed medications, orthopedic and medical consultation and referral when appropriate. Provides direct and independent medical care in the presence of illness or injury. Provides surveillance or medical practices applied to stabilize patients with musculoskeletal injuries; adjusts treatments within established standing orders recognizing when to refer the patient to the physician or other health team members. Works collaboratively with physician in management of selected complex orthopedic problems. Evaluates the orthopedic and medical aspects of treatment plans and recognizes when reassessment by a physician or other health professionals is appropriate. Evaluates total health care needs of patients and develops or initiate plans to meet these needs. Maintains knowledge and proficiency in orthopedic practices through continuing education, staff meetings, and workshops, and home study. Provides full range of orthopedic emergency services including splinting or casting procedures in order to stabilize a patient sufficiently until a higher level of care is available. Teaches patients and family member's ways to maintain or improve musculoskeletal health. Maintains records and reports on patients, personal activities and other required information for use in program operation, quality assurance and other purposes. Participates in Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement review processes. May be assigned shifts in the surgical clinic and emergency department as needed. May or may not assist in surgical procedures. Orthopedic on call as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: MINIMUM MANDATORY QUALIFICATIONS: Experience: No additional experience required outside of a completed training program as defined in the education qualifications listed below. Education: Physician Assistant: Completion of an accredited Physician Assistant Program. Active Physician Assistant National Certificate. Active unrestricted Physician Assistant License in any US State or Territory. Please email degree or transcripts to:
Work Type: Permanent, Full
Announcement #: MEDICAL-PHYSI001084
Who May Apply? US Citizens
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