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Job Title: Physician Assistant (PA)
Reports To: Physician


The PA will be responsible for the evaluation and nonoperative management of patients with musculoskeletal complaints and acute/chronic conditions as well as functioning as a surgical assistant.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Maintain an independent schedule and evaluate patients independently as well as under the direction of the supervising physician.
  • Perform routine outpatient procedures and surgeries including regional anesthesia, tendon repair, incision and drainage, and wound closure and management.
  • Assist physician in examining and diagnosing skeletal and joint problems.
  • Order and interpret test results and recommended treatment of patients.
  • Administer injections as needed when indicated.
  • Provide postoperative patient care.
  • Write prescriptions and medical orders.
  • Participate in Division research and educational activities.
  • Interact and work with orthopedic surgery residents and division fellows.
  • Must be able to travel to other UOI offices as needed.
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Manager to meet department needs.


  • Must be eligible for licensure as a Physician’s Assistant in Massachusetts and/or the State of Rhode Island.
  • 2 years’ experience as an orthopedic Physician’s Assistant or a new PA graduate with orthopedic experience.
  • Interpersonal skills including excellent communication skills to deal effectively with staff, patients, and physicians in a knowledgeable, professional, and courteous manner.
  • Professional, pleasant, and enthusiastic demeanor.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of patient records.
  • Must be able to travel to all sites if/when necessary.
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