Since 1969, OCR has been local and physician-owned with strong ties to the community. With a talented, hardworking and friendly staff, we all work toward the common goal of serving the residents of CO, WY, and NE with specialty-focused care. We are experiencing tremendous growth and are looking to add talented people to our team in all of our locations!
Applicants must include a CV, cover letter, and 2-3 letters of recommendation.
The Orthopaedic Physician Assistant (PA) provides medical care under the supervision of our board-certified orthopaedic sports and shoulder surgeon. The PA performs examinations, interprets diagnostic tests, prescribes medications, and assists in surgery for the care of persons with orthopaedic sports & shoulder injuries. Must relate well to other people and be tolerant and considerate of their condition(s) by understanding their anxieties and allaying their fears.
Under the supervision of the Physician the Orthopaedic Physician Assistant will:
First assist the surgeon in the operating room, complete paperwork and the assessing of patients in between OR cases, see clinic patients and follow up on the numerous details associated with a clinical practice, perform routine examinations and pre-operative history and physical exams, communicate with patients regarding questions, test results, MRI results, surgery, and post-operative follow-up, dictate clinic notes, H&Ps and discharge summaries, review pre-operative studies to include CXRs, EKGs, and routine lab tests, perform joint aspirations and intra-articular injections using aseptic technique, perform minor surgical procedures such as pin removals, I&Ds and suturing simple lacerations, perform rounds on hospital inpatients, chart their progress & report any abnormalities to supervising physician, know at all times the status of key acute patients, including lab work, discharge status, etc., seek additional knowledge of orthopaedic sports & shoulder procedures by continuing to read and study the latest journals, books and published papers, attend conferences.
Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.
Formal training which will be indicated by graduation from an accredited physician assistant program certification by the NCCPA and licensed or eligible to be licensed in the state of Colorado.
Prior clinical and surgical orthopaedic experience preferred.
Absolute qualities are; attention to detail, taking initiative to provide the best efficient care possible, intense understand of the specialized practice demanding the very highest level of care possible, striving to continue to learn and to be seen as an orthopaedic sports and shoulder expert over time, and continuing the professional education of orthopaedic care.
Physical guidelines include ability to stand/walk for up to eight to twelve hours/day, bend, stoop, twist, assist patients in turning, assist patients in arising from an exam table, push wheelchair patients, and assist patient in arising from and returning to wheelchair.
- Varied activities including sitting, standing, walking, stooping, lifting, bending, and reaching.
- Physical stamina for frequent walking standing, lifting and positioning of patients.
- Must be able to use appropriate body mechanics techniques when making necessary patient transfers and helping patients with walking, dressing, etc. Requires full range of motion in all extremities, neck and back, manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination.
- Mobility and visual manual dexterity
- Occasional stress from workload and dealing with tense patients
- Must be able to use a variety of office equipment including phone, copy machine, writing instruments, PC, fax and medical equipment including stethoscope, ECG, blood pressure cuff, and cast saw equipment.
- Medical, Dental, Vision coverage
- Life and AD&D Insurance
- Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
- Retirement savings and profit sharing plan participation
- Employee Assistance Program
- Continuing Medical Education (depending on position)
- Paid Time Off
*Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status, and a waiting period may apply.
Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies (OCR) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination or harassment of any kind. OCR is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual experience and qualifications, without regard to a person’s race, color, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, the presence of any physical or mental disability, or status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other protected status.