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Cedars-Sinai Physician Assistant - Kerlan Jobe Santa Monica (Orthopedic_ in Santa Monica, California

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 Medical Director, conduct patient assessments, order or directly provide treatments, and provide patient education and support

  • 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 Medical Director 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

Department-Specific Responsibilites:

Additional primary duties and responsibilities that are only performed in the specific department(s) below:

  • Performs therapeutic procedures such as injections, incision and drainages, endoscopies, biopsies, suturing and wound care, and managing infection (change to manage acute and chronic medical issues).

  • Assists surgeon in operation room procedures including suturing, retracting, cleaning, providing hemostasis.

  • Administers or orders diagnostic tests, such as x-ray, electrocardiogram, and laboratory tests, and interprets test results for deviations from normal.

  • Perform complete physical exams and assessments of patients including urgent, emergent, and non‐urgent presentation.

  • Select, order, and perform tests and procedures to augment physical findings.

  • Define/document differential diagnoses and list differential diagnoses with most likely diagnosis included.

  • Write orders for tests, procedures, and the implementation and management of therapies in accordance with company protocols.

  • Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as deemed necessary and appropriate for plan of care, in collaboration with supervising physician.

  • Interpret data and diagnostic results for appropriate course of action including but not limited to blood gasses, radiology, EKG, etc., in collaboration with supervising physician.

  • Notate findings and treatment course in patient chart including follow‐up notes.


  • Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program required

  • Bachelor's Degree


  • Current, unrestricted California PA license required

  • ACLS from American Heart Association or American Red Cross

  • DEA License required or eligible to obtain

  • National PA certification required


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

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.