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  • AD&D insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Profit sharing
  • Vision insurance

Full Job Description


Are you passionate about serving patients in an inspiring work environment alongside talented people? Get moving with OCR! With over 50 years in business, we are the premier provider of orthopedic care in Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska. Our organization continues to grow and we are looking for individuals who share our mission.

The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) is an integral part of the Orthopaedic Trauma team and provides patient care by examining patients for treatment, interpreting special tests, and directing treatment plans. This position is also responsible for emergency room and consult triage and assisting in surgery.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides orthopedic health care and performs selective medical and surgical services under the direction of OCR Physicians.
  • Records patient history, performs physical examinations, and records data.
  • Orders and interprets x-rays, special tests, laboratory and diagnostic studies.
  • Determines diagnoses, directs patient care plans, including prescribing medication.
  • Functions as a surgical first assistant.
  • Performs closed reductions and placement of traction pins.
  • Generates income for OCR by billing for surgical assist and hospital consults.
  • Takes trauma calls at area hospitals.
  • Maintains updated trauma census.
  • Performs rounds with attending physician and patient liaison.
  • Educates patients on orthopaedic services and clinic information; follows up if necessary.
  • Available for consults by Emergency Room Physicians and staff, or clinic providing independent assessment, treatment and minor procedures.
  • Provides continuous communication with on-call OCR Physician regarding emergencies and consults.
  • Ensures appropriate x-rays available to attending/trauma physicians for review on a daily basis.
  • Obtains all appropriate information on trauma patients and includes on the trauma line.
  • Obtains appropriate insurance data.
  • Helps coordinate weekend call.
  • Provides instructions/education to patients on prescribed medication and treatment plans.
  • Documents all patient encounters.
  • Dictates on all patients under treating physician’s name.
  • Communicates pertinent information to other departments when needed (i.e. scheduling, billing etc.).
  • Answers all pager calls as assigned.
  • Attends meetings and serves on committees as requested.
  • Participates in professional development activities and continuing education events.
  • Demonstrates courtesy and helpfulness toward patients, family members and others.
  • Ensures smooth and efficient telephone communication.
  • Is cooperative and helpful with co-workers and employees in other departments.
  • Ensures that appearance and personal conduct are professional at all times.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program.
  • Prior clinical and surgical orthopaedic experience, preferred.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software, ability to quickly learn enterprise and imaging systems, and similar computer applications.
  • Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and licensed or eligible to be licensed in the state of Colorado. Or certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and licensed or eligible to be licensed as a Nurse Practitioner in the state of Colorado.
  • Valid Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) License.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification, preferred.
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification, preferred.
  • Core Competencies in job knowledge, planning/organization, ethics, communication, problem solving, teamwork, and confidentiality.
  • Position requires acceptable motor vehicle driving history, valid and free from restrictions, and must have a valid driver’s license and appropriate vehicle insurance coverage. Ability to travel between all OCR locations.

Physical Requirements

  • The work environment is the typical medical office environment. The employee must be able to complete their work satisfactorily in an environment where there are significant distractions, including staff, patients, and vendors walking through and conversing, telephones ringing, conversations carrying over, loud noises, and interruptions to answer questions from others.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand (8-12 hours per day); walk; reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, bend, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds and should do so in a sound and safe manner. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee will regularly assist patients in turning and arising from exam table; will regularly push wheelchair patients; and regularly assists patients in arising from and returning to wheelchair or bed.


  • Medical, Dental, & Vision coverage
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Retirement savings and profit sharing plan participation
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Continuing Medical Education
  • Paid Holidays & Time Off
  • Company-sponsored events
  • Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status, and a waiting period may apply.

Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies (OCR) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination or harassment of any kind. OCR is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual experience and qualifications, without regard to a person’s race, color, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, the presence of any physical or mental disability, or status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other protected status.

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