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Physician Assistant - Orthopaedics

Meriden, CT


Hiring Company

Hartford HealthCare

Position Description

Work where every moment matters.

Every day, almost 20,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.

The Connecticut Orthopedic Institute at Midstate Hospital is an orthopedic center providing the highest quality of Orthopedic care to community. The Connecticut Orthopedic Institute strives for a balance of career and lifestyle. We offer a stimulating work environment that inspires Excellence, Safety, Caring, and Integrity. Join us in our vision to be nationally respected for patient care and most trusted for personalized coordinated care.

Orthopaedic Services

The Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute’s Advanced Practice Provider (APP) team is a growing department that covers in-patient joint reconstruction, spine, podiatry, and acute fracture care.

Physician Assistant Summary

Orthopaedic APPs are responsible for various functions, including by not limited to: first assisting in the operating room, floor work, and admissions/consults. APPs will work in collaboration with and under the indirect supervision of orthopaedic physicians.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Admitting patients. Perform and document complete H&Ps. Entering appropriate information and orders into the EMR.
  • Ordering and obtaining necessary diagnostic tests including imaging studies and laboratory tests. Following through on interpretation of results and communicating them with the team.
  • Performing pre-op and post-op examination of patients. Changing dressings and wound vacs if indicated.
  • 1st and 2nd assisting in the operating room.
  • Request consultations when indicated, obtain appropriate work-up, and follow through on recommendations.
  • Participate in daily rounds and assist with implementing management plan in collaboration with multidisciplinary team and attending physician.
  • Enter, review, and update orders in the EMR to include: PT, OT, Speech, IV therapy, medications, restraints, patient care, and discharge orders.
  • Address concerns from patients, families, or other members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Document patient encounters into the EMR including, but not limited to: admissions, operative, progress, event, procedure or discharge notes.
  • Perform procedures as credentialed.

Shift - Full Time Advanced Practitioners Enjoy

At Hartford HealthCare newly graduated and experienced practitioners are provided with the support and mentorship they need to succeed through on the job, classroom, and procedural training. Our benefits include:

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Matching 401k, tiered medical, dental, and vision plans
  • Generous Paid-Time Off
  • Reimbursement for CME, professional society membership, licensure, and malpractice
  • State of the art clinical and informatics technology.
  • Learn from a great mentor to train and work independently; opportunity for providing procedures.


  • Graduation from an ARC-PA accredited Physician Assistant Program or an ANCC accredited Advanced Practice Registered Nursing Program
  • License and Certification
  • Licensure for Physician Assistant or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in Connecticut
  • Certification from the NCCPA or ANCC.
  • BLS and ACLS required. PREFERRED EXPERIENCE 2+ years working as a surgical APP
  • First assisting experience preferred
  • Orthopaedic Nurse Certified KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Ability to read and understand oral and written instructions as well as effectively communicate information. Basic computer skills (including opening/reading email, basic internet use).
  • Considerable knowledge of anatomy and physiology, the surgical procedures commonly performed, and the supplies and equipment used in orthopaedics. Knowledgeable in practices involved in patient care as it relates to different disciplines and disease states.
  • Knowledge of medications and their reactions and interactions; counseling skills; considerable interpersonal skills; ability to work independently; ability to work under pressure.


Superior problem solving and/or decision making skills. Ability to make independent decisions. Ability to react and perform under strict timelines and/or emergency situations. Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.

We take great care of careers.

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.

Regular Standard Hours Per Week: 40

Schedule: Per Diem (1 hour)

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