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Physician Assistant PRN- Emergency Department

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Aspen
Posted on: October 13, 2021

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.

This Position Offers:

Highly competitive pay, 40 hours per week, comprehensive benefits package (including generous PTO, health insurance within your first 30 days, retirement), being part of a very cohesive & supportive team, and four of North America's top ski resorts at your doorstep.

Job Overview:

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:


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:

PRN Minimum = $55.21/hr

PRN Mid-Point = $71.71/hr

Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital, Aspen , Physician Assistant PRN- Emergency Department, Other , Aspen, Colorado

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