Physician Assistant

Job description

Hyde Park Campus

20150 Orthopaedic Surg & Rehab Med

About the Unit
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Chicago consists of twenty-two full time faculty members. Each faculty members brings with them expertise on a wide variety of Orthopaedic problems including: Bone and Soft Tissue Cancer, Bone Health and Fragility, Bone Infection Care, Foot and Ankle Care, Fracture Care, Hand and Wrist Care, Hip Care, Knee Care, Pediatric Orthopaedic Care, Shoulder and Elbow Care, Spine Care and Sports Medicine.

Job Information

Job Summary:

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine is looking for a Physician Assistant to provide additional support to our orthopaedic spine practice. Perform duties as a Physician Assistant who is a qualified skilled health care professional who provides comprehensive primary health care under the scope of supervising and/or alternating supervising physicians. Services provided in The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine focusing on the evaluation, assessment, diagnosis, treatment and appropriate care of patients. Services are provided with available consultation from attending physicians. The supervising physician or the alternate physician maintains final responsibility for the care of the patient and the performance of the Physician Assistant. The ideal candidate is someone who is passionate about the orthopaedic field and about providing exceptional patient care.


  • Provides healthcare services typically performed by a physician, under the supervision of a physician
  • Provide support by seeing clinic patients independently at various clinical locations
  • Primarily see return patients after non-operative treatment and provide patient management prior to the determination for surgery
  • The Physician Assistant will work collaboratively within the multidisciplinary orthopaedic team, using advanced clinical skills and knowledge to provide comprehensive direct patient care and services to patients under the care of the University of Chicago Medical Center
  • This individual will assume accountability for patient care in making decisions, prescribing appropriate medications as set forth in the delegation of prescriptive authority, prescribing appropriate treatments, delegating tasks, and maintaining a comfortable environment for the patient
  • Collaborate with and act as liaison among the nurse, patient, family, physician, and community resources for coordination of patient care
  • Select appropriate communications approach to achieve desired outcomes of patient care
  • Actively pursue required knowledge and skills for professional development
  • Identify and participate in quality assurance issues on the unit
  • May participate in health education in the community
  • May participate in basic science and clinical research projects conducted by supervising physician
  • May prepare statistical reports and analysis setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions
  • Act as a resource for clinical skills to staff on or off the unit
  • May participate in teaching students and residents in techniques and procedures which are unique to specific clinical setting

  • Organization
  • Problem-solving
  • Collaboration
  • Attention to detail

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience and Certifications:

  • Completion of an accredited Physician Assistant educational program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs required

  • Two years of experience in a related clinical area preferred
  • Previous experience with spinal care strongly preferred

  • Current Physician Assistant license/registration in the State of Illinois or eligibility to receive by start date required

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Knowledge of basic medical terminology required
  • Ability to provide direct patient care in a professional and respectful manner required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication required
  • Ability to read documents or instruments required
  • Ability to perform detailed work required
  • Ability to perform multiple concurrent tasks with occasional interruptions required
  • Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality while handling sensitive required

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Reference Contact info upon request

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Drug Test Required?

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Job No:
Posted: 12/22/2018
Application Due: 2/20/2019
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