Physician Assistant-Certified

University of Washington Department of Orthopedics & Sports Medicine - Seattle, WA


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, Seattle Children’s Hospital, the VA Puget Sound Health Care System and Northwest Hospital and Medical Center. Our staff not only enjoy competitive pay and outstanding benefits and 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 Physician Assistants (Teaching Associates) to partner with our orthopaedic surgeons at the University of Washington Medical Center and Northwest Hospital and Medical Center. Our Physician Assistants 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 PAs to cover practices involving total joint surgery, spine surgery, hand and upper extremity surgery, sports medicine surgery, as well as general orthopaedics. There are opportunities to enhance pay by covering nighttime and weekend call. We currently have 4 full-time positions available. Positions are on an annual appointment. This is a 12-month service period position with an anticipated start date in 2019.

_: 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.

Application Instructions

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University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

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

Job Type: Full-time