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Physician Assistant Hospitalist

Employment Type
Full Time

Hours per week



Personal Growth. Expansion. Teamwork. Innovation. Be a part of a truly patient-first environment and an organization that cares about their employees.

Practices medicine independently with minimal physician supervision. Within physician-physician assistant relationship, PA-Cs exercise autonomy in medical decision making and provide a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. Focuses on patient flow, appropriate lengths of stay, care coordination, patient admission and discharge processes and adherence to care protocols and pathways. May include responsibility for assisting physician in surgery, education, research, and administrative services.

Independently practices medicine in a hospital setting.
Conducts physical exams, taking medical history, image interpretation and patient evaluation/care. Consults with physician as needed and refers to physicians for more complicated cases or cases that are not a routine part of a PA’s scope of work.
Orders diagnostic tests and scans and prescribes medications.
Administer injections, participate in suture and dressing removal and manage simple fracture management/cast application and removal.
Monitors therapies and provides continuity of care.
Triages patient calls and evaluates patient problems. Responds to emergencies including use of CPR.
Prepare patient for surgery, including positioning, skin preparation, administration of local anesthetic and equipment preparation.
Function as first or second assist in the operating room, including performing surgical exposure, surgical dissections, layer closure of wounds, etc.
Counsels patient/family on preventive health care, including pre- and post- operative education.
Documents patient information and care in medical record.
Assists in performance improvement around quality, operational effectiveness and efficiency and patient satisfaction.

Summit Orthopedics provides the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota with the full spectrum of orthopedic care including sub-specialty clinics, walk-in care at our OrthoQUICK clinics, imaging, bracing, therapy, surgery, and post-surgical stays at our Care Suites. Our expert team of physicians, surgeons, physician assistants, certified athletic trainers and therapists are part of the 900+ employees who partner to provide quality care designed to support a healthier, more active lifestyle.

Summit Orthopedics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Bachelor’s degree
Successful completion of accredited physician assistant program
Certification by the NCCPA
Licensure or eligible for licensing as a Physician’s Assistant in the State of Minnesota

One year of experience as PA preferred.
Prior orthopedic experience preferred.

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