Physician Assistant - Primary Care

Richmond, VA

Specialty Primary Care
Profession Physician Assistant

Candidate must have a strong interest in wound health and burn practice. This is an excellent opportunity to practice a personalized style of patient care in a collegial, supportive atmosphere.

WOUND HEALING CENTER

The HCA Virginia Wound Healing Centers are nationally recognized for their success in treating wounds. They treat a wide range of chronic, recurrent, non-healing and acute wounds, including:

Diabetic foot ulcers
Bone or tissue infections
Complications from radiation surgery
Crush injuries
Gangrene
Pressure ulcers
Arterial ulcers
Venous leg ulcers
Burns
A multidisciplinary team of professions work together to provide patients the best outcomes, including multispecialty physicians and surgeons, nurses, case managers, diabetes educators and rehabilitation therapists.

Highly specialized care such as:

Hyperbaric oxygen
The Burn Program
Groundbreaking clinical research
Rehabilitation Services
Education & Prevention Programs
Diabetic Limb Salvage Programs

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

1.Conducts a thorough patient history and medication review.

2.Conducts a thorough wound assessment, including wound measurements, wound cultures, labs, EKG, CXR and transcutaneous oxygen measurements.

3.Educates the patient, family and hospital staff in regards to the Wound Healing Center and appropriate tests and procedures.

4.Facilitates outpatient and inpatient care in relationship to wound healing by communicating with physicians, staff nurses, physical therapy, diabetes care, nutritional support and other ancillary departments as needed.

5.Documents care, education, physician orders and communications per hospital and Wound Healing Center policies and procedures.

Richmond, which is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia, has a metropolitan population of nearly one million residents. Richmond is a city deep in history, with terrific, museums and festivals year round. The city also boasts the first state-supported art museum in the United States and the Southeast's largest museum - the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. With easy access to Interstates 95 and 64, Washington, D.C., Virginia's beaches and the Blue Ridge Mountains are only an hour and a half away. In the city you will find a wealth of small-town charm and big-city amenities woven into a landscape catering to all walks of life. The area enjoys four distinct seasons, including one of the most remarkable displays of fall foliage along the Eastern seaboard.