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Surgical Total Joint PA - Ortho - South Charlotte

Indian Trail, NC, United States
Job ID: 114934
Job Family: Advanced Practice Provider
Specialty: Orthopaedics
Status: Full Time
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 29021034237504-Sports Medicine


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 Physician Assistants to discover all that we can do when we bring healing hearts, inquisitive minds and progressive visionaries together in our Orthopedic Surgical team at Atrium Health Musculoskeletal Institute in South Charlotte, NC.

Atrium Health Musculoskeletal Institute Rae Village and Indian Trail, part of Atrium Health in Union County NC, has an excellent opportunity for an Advanced Practice Provider to join their existing practice.  We are looking for a candidate that is quality driven and is ready to make a big impact on a growing practice.

The APP will function in the hospital and clinic setting, in collaboration with a supervising physician whose sub-specialty is total joint hip and knee surgery.  The APP will assist the supervising physician with direct patient care including: in-patient (hospital) and out-patient (clinical) orthopedic total joint hip and knee surgery management, hospital rounding & consultations, and as surgical first assist. 

Essential Functions 

  • Assist in the management of total joint hip & knee surgery as-well-as general orthopedic injuries/conditions
  • Participate in the initial evaluation & treatment of in-patient orthopedic consults: obtaining history, performing physical exams, ordering and reviewing appropriate diagnostic studies and imaging, and conferring with supervising orthopedic surgeon
  • Perform splinting, bracing, casting, orthopedic injections/aspirations, and local wound care in the in-patient and out-patient settings
  • Assist in the OR as needed for elective and urgent/emergent cases
  • Assist the supervising physician in orthopedic total joint hip & knee clinical setting
  • Manage and direct patient post-operative care in the hospital and clinical setting
  • Participate in the rotating APP orthopedic practice call and ED call schedule
  • Assist in facilitating the discharge and disposition of orthopedic in-patients
  • Increase orthopedic knowledge through educational opportunities and clinical experience

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.

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.