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Physician Assistant - Department of Orthopedic Surgery (Float Position)

Job ID: 197182
Category: Physician Assistant
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: Days

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery is looking to hire a Physican Assistant as a float in General Orthopedics.  The PA-c's home base will be located at Penn Medicine University City (PMUC) or Pennsylvania Hospital (PAH) but will be required to float in all locations where Orthopedics have department sites.


  • All Physician Assistants function under the guidelines as designed by the Penn Medicine medical staff and are credentialed through that body. The Physician Assistant will be held accountable through a formal job description, delineation of privileges, and through a Written Practice Agreement with their supervising physician. All clinical work hours and associated requirements will be defined and managed under the direction of the supervising physician and within the Human Resource guidelines. Provides direct clinical care for patient population according to established protocols and utilizes evidence-based practice standards in collaboration with team. The Physician Assistant will contribute to excellence in education, leadership, professionalism, and clinical practice accountabilities.


  • Provides direct clinical care for patient population according to established protocols and utilizes evidence-based practice standards in collaboration with team. 
  • Maintains accurate and confidential medical records. Documents all medical evaluations, diagnoses, procedures, treatment, outcomes, education, referrals, and consultations consistent with organizational standards in electronic medical records. 
  • Identifies self properly to the patient and family and clarifies the role of Physician Assistant if necessary. 
  • The Physician Assistant shall function within their scope and refer to the supervising physician when outside of scope, and/or directed by the supervising physician, or when requested by the patient. 
  • Performs interventions specific to assigned patient population and written agreement. 
  • Participates in the performance improvement processes to meet quality of care and service standards. Demonstrates awareness of professional responsibility as role model to peers and members of the health care team. Perform approved therapeutic or diagnostic procedures based upon patient’s clinical status. 
  • Addresses patient and family concerns and creates a therapeutic relationship to provide support. 
  • Provide patient education, counseling, and instruction regarding patient diagnosis, medical treatments, medications, and preventive care. 
  • Participates in and supports accreditation, compliance, and regulatory activities of the organization. 
  • Participated in preceptorship of PA/NP students and other healthcare learners. Identifies patient/family needs for community resources and refers appropriately.


  • National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistant (Required)
  • Physician Assistant Pennsylvania License (Required)
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (Required)
  • PA State Prescriptive Authority (Required)

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • Master's degree in health sciences (Required)
  • Experienced and New grad encouraged to apply. 
  •  The Physician Assistant must be reviewed by the Credentials Committee and approved by the medical board. Education Specialization: Physician Assistant

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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