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Grow your career at Cedars-Sinai!

Through compassionate care, innovation, and education, we restore quality and function to life. We offer a range of innovative treatment options from conservative approaches to minimally invasive surgery. Your care plan will be unique to you, and our care team is focused on effective pain management and quick recovery.

Why work here?

Cedars-Sinai Orthopaedics is ranked #1 in California and #3 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. As a global leader in Orthopaedics, we offer a range of solutions in all Orthopaedic subspecialties to get you back to doing the things you love.

We take pride in hiring the best, most passionate employees. Our talented doctors, nurses and staff reflect the culturally and ethnically diverse community we serve. They are proof of our commitment to creating a dynamic, inclusive environment that fuels innovation and the gold standard of patient care we strive for.

What will you be doing:

The Physician Assistant-Certified, (PA-C) provides supervision of clinical practice, research involvement (if required), consultative services, intradepartmental liaison, education, leadership, and patient care management across the health care continuum from preventative, acute care through discharge.

  • Provide pre- and post-op assessments of patients and surgical assistance in the Operating Room.
  • Promotes and maintains patient health by providing medical services under the supervisor of a Supervising Physician.
  • Assess patient health by interviewing patients performs physical examination, obtaining, updating, and studying medical histories both in the inpatient and outpatient setting.
  • Analyzes and organizes the care of clinically complex patients which may include socio-cultural, cognitive, functional, nutritional, and educational evaluation.
  • Acts as patient advocate by providing for the patient’s best interest as a liaison between the patient, family and Supervising Physician and insurance companies; updating doctors and keeping patients informed and knowledgeable of changes in care plan and patient status. Acts to ensure the hospital stay is a positive experience. Accessible as much as possible to answer questions, patient concerns and phone calls promptly. As appropriate refers to case management and other healthcare providers, if necessary. Able to effectively assess and manage patient/family psychosocial issues.
  • Works in collaboration with interdisciplinary team (Attending/residents) to implement and direct patient management plan while utilizing appropriate evidence-based and diagnostic tools coupled with therapeutic modalities to ensure the best outcome and shortest hospital stay.
  • Dictates clear concise history and physicals for consults, follow ups, interactions with patients, discharge summaries and letters. All dictations contain necessary information to document patients’ care plan and ensure continuity of care.
  • Coordinates MD referrals to various departments when appropriate. If applicable, ensures baseline assessments on both ICU and non-monitored bed patients to prevent postoperative complications and decrease morbidity.
  • Performs appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for identification and management of patient diagnosis within the scope of practice of a physician assistant and approved medical staff privileges.
  • Communicates to and guides staff in structuring/relaying information regarding patient in a clear and precise manner, always respectful toward both patient and fellow colleagues. Utilizes SBAR, read back for telephone orders or critical test results and avoidance of unauthorized abbreviations.
  • Provides emergency resuscitation as indicated within established guidelines by maintaining BLS and ACLS certification. Able to identify a patient at risk for cardiac/respiratory compromise early and making transfer arrangements to higher levels of care. Maintains certification by appropriate organizations, complies with CSMC and departmental requirements. Remains is good standing with Medical Staff.

Experience Requirements:

One (1)+ years’ experience as a Physician Assistant (PA-C), preferably in Orthopaedic surgery, general surgery, reconstructive surgery, or other surgical specialties.

Educational/Licensure/Certifications Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited Physician Assistant Program

Master of Science Degree in Physician Assistant studies. (preferred)

CA Physician Assistant License

National Commission Certification of PAs (NCCPA)

Current DEA license and Furnishing Number or eligibility to obtain

Current Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS/ALS) certification



Working Title: Physician Assistant (PA-C) – Orthopaedics Joints

Department: Orthopedic Med Staff

Business Entity: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Job Category: Clinical Operations

Job Specialty: Advanced Practice (PA)

Position Type: Full-time

Shift Length: 8 hour shift

Shift Type: Day

Base Pay:$139,000.00 – $222,300.00