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Physician Assistant – Spine / Orthopedics

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MidState Medical Center


Meriden, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
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The Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute (COI) at MidState Medical Center is an orthopedic center providing the highest quality of Orthopedic care to community. The COI, which is part of Hartford HealthCare, 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. The team covers in-patient joint reconstruction, spine, and acute fracture care.


Physician Assistant Summary

Orthopaedic Physician Assistants are responsible for various functions, including by not limited to: first assisting in the operating room, floor work, and admissions/consults.  PA’s will work in collaboration with and under the indirect supervision of orthopaedic physicians. This opportunity will include general orthopedics and spine. Additional responsibilities 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. 


Physician Assistants Enjoy

  • A PA led surgical team with no residents nor fellows
  • Consistent OR time
  • A supportive team environment that is driven by excellence
  • 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.



  • Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant Master’s program
  • Licensed as a Physician Assistant in the state of Connecticut
  • Certification as a Physician Assistant
  • Spine experience highly preferred
  • Surgical experience preferred


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