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Organization: Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Title: Teaching Associate (Physician Assistant) – Hand and Upper Extremity Service – Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

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Join the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at the University of Washington. The University of Washington is one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions and our orthopaedic surgeons cover five campuses including Harborview Medical Center, the University of Washington Medical Center – Montlake, University of Washington Medical Center – Northwest, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. Our staff not only enjoy competitive pay and outstanding benefits with opportunities for professional growth, but also a region noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. UW Medicine works to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge while providing outstanding primary and specialty care to people throughout the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho) region.

We are recruiting a full-time physician assistant at the faculty rank of Teaching Associate to join our hand and upper extremity service. Our Physician Assistant (PA) will work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary health team that in addition to orthopaedic surgeons may include primary care and rehabilitation physicians, orthopedic residents, other advanced practice providers and nurses. Our PAs are responsible for providing comprehensive orthopaedic care to patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The position is on an annual appointment with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30). Faculty with 12-month service periods are paid for 11 months of service over a 12-month period (July-June), meaning the equivalent of one month is available for paid time off. This position has an anticipated start date in winter (January-March) 2024.

Salary: The base salary range for this position will be: $9,584 – $12,084 per month ($115,008-145,008 annually) commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. Please note that only compensation provided by the University is included in University benefit determinations and calculations.

Physicians Practice Plans:
For practitioners holding an appointment in one of the physicians practice plans, additional benefits that may be available can be found here:


1. Current and valid Washington State Physician Assistant License.

2. Graduate Degree from an accredited PA program. Nationally certified PA-C with DEA.

3. Proven excellence working in an interdisciplinary collaborative team environment.


Experience in orthopaedic care preferred but we can train motivated and talented individuals.


Please upload your CV, cover letter and contact information (email addresses) for three references.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

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