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Physician Assistant- Orthopedic Hand - Flagstaff, Arizona

The CORE Institute Flagstaff, AZ Full-Time
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Northern Arizona Orthopaedics is home to trusted physicians who specialize in all subspecialties of bone, joint, and spine care. Our goal is to return you to a life where your activity, function, and mobility are restored. Integrated teams provide a full range of orthopedic care, including joint replacement and revision, sports medicine, shoulder, elbow and hand surgery, foot and ankle reconstruction, trauma, and orthopedic spine procedures.   

HOPCo (Healthcare Outcomes Performance Company) is the corporate parent of Arizona-based entities, The CORE Institute, Northern Arizona Orthopaedics, The CORE Institute Specialty Hospital, and Michigan-based The CORE Institute. HOPCo is a vertically integrated musculoskeletal outcomes management company.  HOPCo manages physician practices, hospital service lines, population health and value-based care programs, and musculoskeletal delivery networks. 

Please see below for the functions and requirements to be a Physician Assistant with Northern Arizona Orthopaedics.


Responsible for providing medical care as delegated by the physician.


  1. Assesses patient health status including state of wellness, compliance with the care plan and determines appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
  2. Provides acute and chronic patient care including taking histories, doing physicals, monitoring therapies, giving injections and medications, suturing wounds.
  3. Triages patient calls and evaluates patient problems.
  4. Responds to emergencies including the use of CPR.
  5. Documents patient information and care provided inpatient records and maintain patient statistics.
  6. Educates patients and families as appropriate. It provides continuity of care.
  7. Assists physicians with surgeries in the operating room.
  8. Participates in rounds at the hospital and responds to patient calls received after hours and on weekends.
  9. Consults with other staff as necessary.
  10. Maintains patient confidentiality.


BA/BS, MS preferred. Graduate of AMA accredited physician assistant program.


Two plus years of experience in total joint orthopedics and general orthopedics. 


Current state PA license, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, current CPR certification.


  1. Knowledge of acute and chronic protocols, administration of medications, delivering physical care following the treatment plan.
  2. Knowledge of how to assess patient health and measure/record physiologic and growth indices.
  3. Knowledge of health promotion principles and techniques and patient learning measurements.


  1. Skill in gathering and analyzing physiological, socioeconomic, and emotional patient data.
  2. Skill in accurately evaluating patient problems in person or via phone and providing appropriate advice, intervention, or referral.
  3. Skill in evaluating and revising the care plan based on patient changes.


  1. Ability to make responsible decisions within the scope of a dependent medical practitioner.
  2. Ability to develop health education programs and materials.
  3. Ability to work collaboratively with all members of the health care team.



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