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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 Orthopedic Institute’s PA team is a growing department which covers inpatient joint, spine and fracture care services.

Physician Assistant Summary:

Orthopedic PA's are responsible for various functions including first assisting in the operating room, floor work, and consults. Advanced Practitioners will work in collaboration and with the supervision of Physician and Surgeons.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Admit patients. Perform and document complete H&Ps. Entering appropriate information and orders into the EMR.
  • Order and obtaining necessary diagnostic tests including imaging studies and laboratory tests. Following through on interpretation of results and communicating with the team.
  • Pre-operative, and operative responsibilities including 1st and 2nd assisting in the operating room.
  • Request consultations from other services, 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.
  • Enter, review, and update orders in the EMR to include: PT, OT, Speech, IV therapy, medications, restraints, patient care, and discharge orders.
  • Addressing and consulting patient and family member concerns and questions.
  • Advise nursing staff when necessary.
  • Document patient encounters into the EMR including, but not limited to: admissions, progress, event, procedure or discharge notes.
  • Perform procedures as credentialed.


Full-time Physician Assistants will be required to work varying shift lengths (8, 10, 12 hours) totaling 40hrs/wk. Additionally, there will be a component of overnight call.

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

License and Certification:

  • Licensure for Physician Assistant in the State of Connecticut: Certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants preferred.BLS and ACLS Required.


  • 2+ years working as a surgical PA/NP, First Assisting in the operating room experience is preferred.


  • Ability to read and understand oral and written instructions, and effectively communicate information. Basic computer skills (including opening/reading email, basic internet use).
  • Considerable knowledge of anatomy and physiology; knowledge of the surgical procedures performed in the various surgical specialties and subspecialties and the supplies and equipment used in those specialties; knowledge AORN recommended practices and procedures. 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;


  • Good 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.

RegularStandard Hours: 40Schedule: Full-time

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