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Cedars-Sinai Physician Assistant - Orthopedic(shoulder) - Kerlan-Jobe Park Terrace in Los Angeles, California

Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute is a world leader in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic and sports medicine injuries and illnesses.

Physician Assistant provides health care services to patients under direction and responsibility of Physician by performing the following duties.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Examines patient, performs comprehensive physical examination, and compiles patient medical data, including health history and results of physical examination.

  • Under the direction of the physician, conduct patient assessments, order or directly provide treatments, and provide patient education and support

  • Provides Pre-op and Post-op assessment, including treatment plans, follow up care and discharges of patients.

  • First assist on all cases including suture skills equal to that of the surgeon, knowledge of anatomy of all cases, knowledge of latest surgical techniques and ability to contribute intelligent input into the surgical procedures.

  • Work under protocol to develop an effective, safe and patient-centered treatment plan

  • Provide timely and complete clinical documentation in the EHR following patient visits or telephone calls

  • Maintain ongoing communication with the physician regarding assigned patients and provide timely notification of changes in patient status

  • Attend case conferences, clinical rounds, and other types of meetings which address patient management and care coordination

  • Maintain ongoing communication with other members of the care team through written documentation, telephone or in-person conversation

  • Partner with the patient to develop contracts of care as needed and provide encouragement and motivational support to promote adherence to treatment plans

  • Ensure timely access of patient appointments

  • Some on call and rounding 1 weekend a month


  • Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program required

  • Bachelor’s degree required


  • Current, unrestricted California PA license required

  • ACLS from American Heart Association or American Red Cross

  • DEA License required

  • National PA certification required


  • A minimum of 1 years of experience as a Physician Assistant preferred

  • Experience in Orthopedics(shoulder) preferred

  • First Assist in Orthopedic cases

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.