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Lead/Supervising Physician Assistant - Orthopedic Trauma

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Requisition # HRC0778531

Are you ready to bring your clinical skills to a world-class facility recognized as top ten in the United States? Do you have a passion for the highest clinical quality and patient happiness? Then please respond to this dynamic opportunity available with one of the best places to work in Southern California! We would be happy to hear from you.


Our orthopedic specialists at Cedars-Sinai are seasoned professionals in the full range of orthopedic procedures. These orthopedic doctors meet strict criteria regarding experience and training – including orthopedic surgeons that are board certified in orthopedics or neurosurgery. This specialized training allows us to deliver better results for our patients across Los Angeles and Southern California. Cedars-Sinai Orthopedics provides comprehensive care and treatment with a range of programs. Our specialists offer nonsurgical treatments and pain management techniques to create the best plan for recovery from bone-related conditions, diseases or injuries.


The Lead Physician Assistant shall provide leadership, direction, and guidance to Physician Assistants within a service-line and provide specialty collaborative patient management under the direction of a board certified/eligible physician.  


Summary of Essential Duties:

  • The Lead PA is responsible for implementing and maintaining AHP requirements both programmatic and competency specific for all assigned programs
  • Clinically responsible and accountable for the application of the PA process, providing clinical guidance to clinical team, research involvement, consultative services, inter and intra departmental liaison, education, leadership and patient care management across the health care continuum from preventative, acute care through discharge
  • Provides Pre-op and Post-Op, including inpatient care management across the health care continuum from preventative, acute care through discharge.
  • Focus of position will be on inpatient orthopedic trauma patients with some first assist. 
  • Support a team of trauma surgeons.
  • Write lab orders, prescriptions and update patient charts.


  • Graduate of a PA program approved by Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation required
  • Master’s degree required



  • Current, unrestricted Physician Assistant license issued by the State of CA required
  • Certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) through successful completion of National Board Examination required
  • ACLS from the American Heart Association or American Red Cross required
  • Current DEA License required



  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience as a Physician Assistant.
  • Inpatient Orthopedic Trauma experience
  • Acute care hospital experience is a must
  • Working Title: Lead/Supervising Physician Assistant - Orthopedic Trauma
  • Department: Orthopedic Med Staff
  • Business Entity: Academic / Research
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Clinical Operations
  • Job Specialty: Advanced Practice (PA)
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Day

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to the safety, health and wellbeing of our patients and employees. This includes protecting our patients from communicable diseases, such as influenza (flu) and COVID-19. For this reason, we require that all new employees receive a flu vaccine based on the seasonal availability of flu vaccine (typically during September through April each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment, subject to medical exemption or religious accommodation. For the same reason, you may also be required to receive other vaccines such as COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Cedars-Sinai reserves the right to make modifications to its required list of vaccines as required by law and/or policy.

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