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Physician Assistant (PA-C) - Orthopaedics Joints

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Requisition # HRC1267193

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Through compassionate care, innovation, and education, we restore quality and function to life. We offer a range of innovative treatment options from conservative approaches to minimally invasive surgery. Your care plan will be unique to you, and our care team is focused on effective pain management and quick recovery.

Why work here?

Cedars-Sinai Orthopaedics is ranked #1 in California and #3 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. As a global leader in Orthopaedics, we offer a range of solutions in all Orthopaedic subspecialties to get you back to doing the things you love.

We take pride in hiring the best, most passionate employees. Our talented doctors, nurses and staff reflect the culturally and ethnically diverse community we serve. They are proof of our commitment to creating a dynamic, inclusive environment that fuels innovation and the gold standard of patient care we strive for.


What will you be doing:

The Physician Assistant-Certified, (PA-C) provides supervision of clinical practice, research involvement (if required), consultative services, intradepartmental liaison, education, leadership, and patient care management across the health care continuum from preventative, acute care through discharge.

  • Provide pre- and post-op assessments of patients and surgical assistance in the Operating Room.
  • Promotes and maintains patient health by providing medical services under the supervisor of a Supervising Physician.
  • Assess patient health by interviewing patients performs physical examination, obtaining, updating, and studying medical histories both in the inpatient and outpatient setting.
  • Analyzes and organizes the care of clinically complex patients which may include socio-cultural, cognitive, functional, nutritional, and educational evaluation.
  • Acts as patient advocate by providing for the patient's best interest as a liaison between the patient, family and Supervising Physician and insurance companies; updating doctors and keeping patients informed and knowledgeable of changes in care plan and patient status. Acts to ensure the hospital stay is a positive experience. Accessible as much as possible to answer questions, patient concerns and phone calls promptly. As appropriate refers to case management and other healthcare providers, if necessary. Able to effectively assess and manage patient/family psychosocial issues.
  • Works in collaboration with interdisciplinary team (Attending/residents) to implement and direct patient management plan while utilizing appropriate evidence-based and diagnostic tools coupled with therapeutic modalities to ensure the best outcome and shortest hospital stay.
  • Dictates clear concise history and physicals for consults, follow ups, interactions with patients, discharge summaries and letters. All dictations contain necessary information to document patients' care plan and ensure continuity of care.
  • Coordinates MD referrals to various departments when appropriate. If applicable, ensures baseline assessments on both ICU and non-monitored bed patients to prevent postoperative complications and decrease morbidity.
  • Performs appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for identification and management of patient diagnosis within the scope of practice of a physician assistant and approved medical staff privileges.
  • Communicates to and guides staff in structuring/relaying information regarding patient in a clear and precise manner, always respectful toward both patient and fellow colleagues. Utilizes SBAR, read back for telephone orders or critical test results and avoidance of unauthorized abbreviations.
  • Provides emergency resuscitation as indicated within established guidelines by maintaining BLS and ACLS certification. Able to identify a patient at risk for cardiac/respiratory compromise early and making transfer arrangements to higher levels of care. Maintains certification by appropriate organizations, complies with CSMC and departmental requirements. Remains is good standing with Medical Staff.

Experience Requirements:

One (1)+ years’ experience as a Physician Assistant (PA-C), preferably in Orthopaedic surgery, general surgery, reconstructive surgery, or other surgical specialties.

Educational/Licensure/Certifications Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited Physician Assistant Program

Master of Science Degree in Physician Assistant studies. (preferred)

CA Physician Assistant License

National Commission Certification of PAs (NCCPA)

Current DEA license and Furnishing Number or eligibility to obtain

Current Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS/ALS) certification



Working Title: Physician Assistant (PA-C) - Orthopaedics Joints
Department: Orthopedic Med Staff
Business Entity: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Job Category: Clinical Operations
Job Specialty: Advanced Practice (PA)
Position Type: Full-time
Shift Length: 8 hour shift
Shift Type: Day
Base Pay:$143,100.00 - $228,900.00

Our compensation philosophy

We offer competitive total compensation that includes pay, benefits, and other recognition programs for our employees. The base pay range shown above takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including knowledge/skills; relevant experience and training; education/certifications/licensure; and other business and organizational factors. This base pay range does not include our comprehensive benefits package and any incentive payments that may be applicable to this role. Pay Transparency Non Discrimination Provision (PDF) (opens in new window)

Diversity and Inclusion at Cedars-Sinai

We are caretakers and innovators committed to the pursuit of equitable healthcare. But health equity is not possible without representation. Our commitment to diversity goes beyond demographics or checking boxes. Our people must reflect the diverse identities, experiences and geographies of the communities and patients we serve – because that’s what our patients, colleagues and communities deserve. Quality Care and Research—For All, By All (opens in new window).

Cedars-Sinai is an Equal Employment Opportunity 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. Cedars-Sinai’s AA Policy Statement (PDF) (opens in new window)

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