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Western Pennsylvania Orthopedic & Sports Medicine
Western Pennsylvania Orthopedic Practice
It’s time to take control of your musculoskeletal health. Get started today by calling us at 814-255-6781.
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Sept. 21, 2017: Western Pennsylvania Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Inc., a well-established, leading, comprehensive, orthopaedic surgery practice serving a 4 county region of scenic Western Pennsylvania, is seeking a full time Physician Assistant for our expanding practice of five orthopedic surgeons & one DPM to complement three experienced physician assistants and 2 CSTs.
The PA will serve as a supervised extension of the surgeons; seeing patients independently as well as in coordination with the surgeons in the clinic and hospital settings. In addition, the PA will consistently serve as a first assistant in the operating room. Only highly-motivated, self-driven candidates will be considered for this fast paced, dynamic and highly satisfying orthopaedic practice opportunity.
Expected PA responsibilities include:
- Approximately 50% clinical responsibility as OR First Assist
- Hospital Rounding
- Office and hospital pre-surgery evaluation and post-surgical office follow-up
- Casting and splinting
- Administration of joint injections (including ultrasound guidance and PRP)
- Inspection and interpretation of X-rays
- Evaluation and treatment of a variety of orthopedic subspecialties (Total Joints, Sports Medicine, Trauma/Fracture, Shoulder, Foot & Ankle)
- Rotating, shared on-call schedule
Strong candidates will possess:
- A high interest in the field of orthopedic surgery
- Strong interpersonal skills and the desire and ability to work collaboratively
- Ability to manage time and perform responsibilities with optimal efficiency and work ethic
- Possess valid PA License and DEA# in Pennsylvania
- Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant Program
- High interest in orthopedic surgery field
- Electronic health competency
Salary commensurate with experience.
Benefits: Excellent Fringe Benefit Package
Qualified candidates, please email CV to Amy Whitlow, Practice Liaison.
Providing expert, compassionate, convenient care for optimal outcomes
- Expert care. Our board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic specialists have been providing superior care in Western Pennsylvania since 1982. Our team’s diverse expertise means we stand ready to provide proven, effective solutions for all musculoskeletal conditions.
- Compassionate care. Our caring physicians work together with our friendly staff to get you back to healthy, active, everyday living. We take the time to get to know you, learn about your needs and goals, explain every step of your treatment, answer any questions you may have, and work with insurance companies on your behalf. We want to take the worry and hassle out of getting you back to optimal health.
- Convenient care. We’re here for you when you need us. We have four convenient locations, and we have relationships with the area’s hospitals should surgery be necessary. We specialize in advanced, minimally invasive procedures to speed recovery.
- Optimal outcomes. We use the latest advancements, with proven results, to diagnose, treat and rehabilitate all injuries and conditions whether caused by accident, sports injury, overuse or aging. We will identify the source(s) of the problem(s), develop a personalized treatment plan specific to your needs and goals, and then correct the issue as quickly as possible.
Our professional, friendly orthopedic team has helped tens of thousands of patients. Let us help you, too. Give us a call today at (814) 255-6781 or request an appointment online now.