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Teaching Associate (Physician Assistant) - Total Joints Service - Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Title: Teaching Associate (Physician Assistant) - Total Joints Service - Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Position Details

Position Description

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 Physician Assistant (Teaching Associate) to partner with our orthopaedic surgeons at the University of Washington Medical Center Northwest Campus. Our Physician Assistant 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. We are currently recruiting a PA to cover the total joints service. The position is on an annual appointment. This is a 12-month service period position with an anticipated start date in Summer 2020.

Benefits include: full malpractice indemnification (including tail coverage), medical/dental/vision benefits, UWRP retirement plan, paid vacation, CME and long-term disability. Competitive salary offered.


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.

4. Effective interpersonal skills, leadership skills, and clinical expertise in the care of orthopaedic patients.


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


Please submit your CV.

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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.

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