Physician Assistant – Neurosurgery and Neurology

Physician Assistant – Neurosurgery and Neurology

Job Description

Colorado Springs Neurological Associates (CSNA) began in 1959 and are now the largest and most experienced Neuroscience and Spine practice in southern Colorado. We proudly deliver the highest quality medical care to our community and we are seeking Advanced Practice Providers that share our drive for excellence.

CSNA currently has two Physician Assistant (PA) opportunities available. One position will directly support a Neurosurgeon and one will support the Neurology providers. Note: the Surgical PA opportunity requires a high level of flexibility and adaptability to meet the unpredictable demands of assisting in an operating room.

Under the supervision of a Neurologist or Neurosurgeon, the PA works to interview and examine patients to determine a diagnosis. This may order tests to ascertain the nature and extent of illnesses and injuries and prescribe medications and suggest lifestyle changes to remedy medical problems. Treatments provided by a Physician Assistant may include stitching wounds, adjusting medications, and administering immunizations. They also maintain patient records and provide documentation for insurance companies. The PA may work in both the clinic and hospital setting.

*Requirements
*

  • Graduate Degree from an Accredited Academic Program
  • Certified Physician Assistant
  • Minimum of 5 years of clinical experience
  • Member of American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Ability to obtain credentials for hospital operating room privileges (Surgical PA)

In addition, our ideal candidate(s) will:

Be a patient advocate
Demonstrate compassion and empathy
Effectively communicate with a friendly and positive demeanor
Be energetic and self-motivated
Develop positive relationships and trust with patients, staff and other professionals
Be flexible and adaptable to change
Embrace our Core Values https://www.csneuro.com/about/mission-statement-and-core-values

Primary Responsibilities

  • Review patients’ medical history
  • Conduct physical exams to assess patients’ health
  • Order and interpret diagnostic tests
  • Make diagnoses concerning a patient’s injury or illness
  • Give treatments including administering injections
  • Provide patient care planning
  • Educate and counsel patients and their families—for example, answering questions about how to manage symptoms of multiple sclerosis or low back pain
  • Prescribe medicine when needed
  • Provide inpatient care when needed
  • Research the latest treatments to ensure the quality of patient care
  • Conduct or participate in outreach programs; talking to groups about managing diseases and promoting wellness
  • Maintain accurate, legible, and confidential records.

Required Knowledge, Competencies and Skills

  • Advanced clinical training and competency
  • Understanding of Anatomy and Physiology
  • Understanding of Psychology and Behavior Change
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including in-person, phone, electronic, written, and active listening skills
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Extremely organized, accurate, detail oriented, with the ability to multi-task
  • Work under pressure, meet deadlines, make decisions independently with minimum supervision
  • Proficient with Electronic Medical Records, Medical Histories & Medically Related Computer Applications
  • Proficient in CRM systems and Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel
  • Willing to learn new skills and methods
  • Able to assist in the operating room as indicated

CSNA offers a strong compensation package, include competitive salary with bonus potential, full benefits and matching 401k. Come grow with us!

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $90,000.00 to $120,000.00 /year