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APP for Carolina Orthopedic Surgical Associates

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Rock Hill, SC, United States
Job ID: 5090
Job Family: Advanced Practice Provider
Specialty: Orthopaedics
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 29071045033091-Orthopedic Services
Location: Rock Hill - 134 Professional Park Dr


If it’s possible, you will find it at Atrium Health—the leading community-focused academic healthcare system serving North Carolina and South Carolina. We invite Advance Practice Providers to discover all that we can do when we bring healing hearts, inquisitive minds and progressive visionaries together in our Orthopedic Surgery team at Carolina Orthopedic Surgical Associates (COSA) in Pineville, North Carolina.

The APP will function primarily in the hospital and E/D setting with emphasis on the management of injured and post-surgical orthopedic patients in collaboration with a supervising physician. The APP will be responsible for rounding, ED consultations, inpatient orthopedic consults and triaging and scheduling patients for surgery, all in collaboration with the Orthopedic Surgeon on call.

Essential Functions

  • Perform local wound care, arthrocentesis, closed reductions, splint and cast application in ED and managing the Orthopedic Cast Cart and DME for Hospital based Orthopedic Service
  • Assist with rounding on elective and non-elective patients (e.g. fractures, infections, traumas)
  • Evaluate ED and inpatient Orthopedic consults, including obtaining history, performing physical exams, reviewing and ordering appropriate diagnostic studies and imaging, and conferring with the on-call Orthopedic surgeon to arrange a proper treatment plan and follow-up schedule
  • Assisting in scheduling and coordination of surgical treatments for non-elective patients (i.e. coordination with Trauma team, contacting OR charge nurse, obtaining consent, etc.)
  • Assist in OR as needed for elective and emergent or non-elective cases
  • Perform coding and billing for consultations and procedures performed
  • Facilitate discharge and disposition of elective and non-elective patients (i.e. discharge instructions, prescriptions, etc.)
  • Help with coordination of Bundling Initiatives for Medicare and other select insurance plans to provide higher quality care at lowered cost for select Orthopedic programs
  • Participate in quality control initiatives via regular Orthopedic Management meetings with Orthopedic Services Medical Director

Education, Experience and Certifications

Must have or be eligible for a DEA license. Approved to practice as a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner in the state one works. Eligible for prescriptive authority application through the Board of Nursing or State Medical Board in SC and NC required. BLS for Healthcare Provider from AHA required with expiration date greater than 90 days from date of beginning practice. Demonstrates appropriate critical thinking, interpersonal skills, and the ability to prioritize and make proactive decisions.  Three years of relative experience and/or surgical background preferred, but not required.

  • Nurse Practitioner - Master’s Degree or Doctorate of Nursing Practice required. License to practice as a Registered Nurse required. Certification in the area of practice from a nationally recognized certifying body required. Acute Care board certification required based upon population and acuity served.
  • Physician Assistant - Graduate from an accredited Physician Assistant program required; Master’s Degree preferred. Certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants preferred.

When you join Atrium Health, you will be welcomed into an inclusive culture that celebrates and respects the contributions a diverse team can make together. Practice where your voice is valued, your passion for advancing medicine is rewarded, and you get the resources and support you need to thrive personally and professionally. In our nationally-renowned integrated health system, you can work alongside the most advanced minds in medicine to improve medicine, elevate hope and advance healing—for all.