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Orthopaedic Spine & Pediatric Surgery Physician Assistant

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Local Title: Orthopaedic Spine & Pediatric Surgery Physician Assistant
Budget Title: Teaching Hospital Physicians Assistant I
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Clinical, Patient Care


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Orthopaedic Spine & Pediatric Surgery Physician Assistant. The successful candidate will:

  • Support the outpatient clinic operations for Spine and Pediatric Service physicians in a reliable, timely and efficient manner.
  • Institute in-house transfer and discharge orders, as well as consult requests.
  • Attend weekly grand rounds and case presentations to build knowledge base.
  • Appropriately position patients in the operating room for surgery.
  • Assist residents on the service and Division of Orthopaedic Surgery with processing paperwork and patient logistics.
  • Compose clear, succinct, thorough, and appropriate clinic notes, utilizing templates where possible to improve efficiency.
  • Arrive on time to the clinic, and stay until all necessary and reasonable tasks have been completed.
  • Follow and anticipate attending physician instructions and expectations in the operating room, especially for common procedures.
  • Continually seek to increase knowledge and understanding of the orthopaedic sub-specialties this role supports.
  • Perform daily rounds on post-operative inpatients for the service and other inpatients for the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery as needed, and arrange consults when appropriate.
  • Use macro templates in HealthBridge and Athena EHR systems.
  • Create progress and discharge notes where appropriate for each patient seen.
  • Utilize knowledge of human anatomy and physiology to close wounds and appropriate structures in the operating room (OR).
  • Effectively close wounds and place instrumentation in the OR.
  • Perform other tasks for the department and practice as needed.
  • Adhere to the hospital and medical group policies and procedures. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an approved Physician Assistant program.
  • New York State Physician Assistant Licensure.
  • 3+ years of orthopaedic experience in a primary medical care setting or 2+ years in an orthopaedic clinic.

Preferred Qualifications:


Work Schedule:

Monday to Friday; 7:30am to 4:00pm

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Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:


  An approved COVID-19 vaccination.

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at


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