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Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists, PS is seeking Physician Assistant candidates. The Physician Assistant (PA-C) is responsible for evaluation and management of patients under the supervision of NWOS physicians in express clinic functioning as an extension of NWOS physicians.

Qualified applicants will possess the following education, experience and training:

  • Graduate from an accredited physician’s assistant program
  • Washington State Physician Assistant license or eligible for licensing
  • Current PA certification from NCCPA
  • Current DEA registration/certificate
  • Current Washington State driver’s license
  • Orthopedic Experience

General Responsibilities Include:

  • Work with designated supervising physician(s), but may be called upon to assist other partners in the Corporation at any time
  • Apply casts, splints, bracing devices and dressings; suturing minor lacerations, suture and cast removal
  • Obtain physical examination, followed by appropriate extremity examination
  • Order laboratory studies, X-rays, and other diagnostic testing as necessary
  • Identify normal and abnormal findings on histories, physical examinations, and commonly performed studies
  • Present and communicate information obtained in an organized manner so the physician can expeditiously evaluate, examine and outline a medical management plan
  • Perform pre-operative history and physical examination and appropriate patient education as instructed by supervising physician(s)
  • Assist in the follow-up of postoperative patients including obtaining a current status report from the patient followed by an examination and follow-up information as directed by physician(s)
  • Administer prescribed medications as directed; observes, records and reports patient’s condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to physician
  • Assess patients for development and updating of treatment plans; implements treatment plans that have been reviewed and approved by the supervising physician
  • Prescribe drugs; schedule II, III, IV and V controlled substances to the extent permitted by PA state law; keeps patient pharmacy history current along with drug allergies
  • Provide phone contact as required in certain cases to assist in patient follow-up and problem solving
  • Perform appropriate, timely dictation of patient progress notes in accordance with Corporation’s dictation policy, a copy of which is attached
  • Charge reporting compliant with required correct coding national standards and documentation rules
  • Participate in professional development activities, maintains professional affiliations, and attends all regular meetings
  • Maintain strict patient confidentiality
  • Attend annual CPR, OSHA, HIPAA and Risk Management training programs
  • Perform all other tasks and projects assigned by the physicians
  • Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter and CV to obtain detailed information on the opportunities available.



  • Surgical Experience
  • Orthopedic Experience



  • Masters or better in Physician Assistant Studies or related field

Licenses & Certifications


  • DEA Reg/Cert
  • PA-C with NCCPA
  • Physician Assist License