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Physician Assistant - Orthopedic Urgent Care

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    Vadnais Heights, MN
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This Summit Orthopedics position is subject to the requirements outlined in the recent Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Final Rule making Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory for employees in most health care settings, including those in Ambulatory Surgery Centers.  Candidates for employment who will perform work within any of Summit’s Ambulatory Surgery Centers will need to be fully vaccinated, which means at least two weeks post final vaccine, or have been granted an approved medical or religious exemption prior to a start date.

Personal Growth. Expansion. Teamwork. Innovation. Be a part of a truly patient-first environment and an organization that cares about their employees.


This Physician Assistant would be part of our Orthopedic Urgent Care team with a primary location of Vadnais Heights with some scheduled shifts at other Summit Orthopedic Urgent Care locations in the metro (Woodlake, Plymouth, Lakeville, Eagan and Eden Prairie). Flexibility to float to various Summit teams and locations to provide support throughout the organization.  The Orthopedic Urgent Care providers sees multiple type of orthopedic conditions and provides treatments options to patients. This position is only clinical based and limited involvement in surgical cases.

This is a full time opportunity to work in the Orthopedic Urgent Care clinic. Shifts would typically include week day, evening, and weekend coverage. Shifts schedules are typically 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM; three 12 hour shifts per week plus a one every third weekend in rotation. No call required. 


Walk-in orthopedic care, Orthopedic Urgent Care, is a dynamic position seeing various types of orthopedic conditions. Acute and chronic fractures or soft tissue injuries. Helping patients with their orthopedic needs and helping restore their health. Preferred orthopedic or urgent care experience.

Triages patient calls and evaluates patient problems. Responds to emergencies including use of CPR.

Prepare patient for surgery, including positioning, skin preparation, administration of local anesthetic and equipment preparation.

Conducts physical exams, taking medical history, image interpretation and patient evaluation/care.

Consults with physician as needed and refers to physicians for more complicated cases or cases that are not a routine part of a PA’s scope of work.

Orders diagnostic tests and scans and prescribes medications.

Administer injections, participate in suture and dressing removal and manage simple fracture management/cast application and removal.

Counsels patient/family on preventive health care, including pre- and post- operative education.


Summit Orthopedics, Ltd.,  provides the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota with the full spectrum of orthopedic care including sub-specialty clinics, walk-in care at our Orthopedic Urgent Care clinics, imaging, bracing, therapy, surgery, and post-surgical stays at our Care Suites. Our expert team of physicians, surgeons, physician assistants, certified athletic trainers and therapists are part of the 1000+ employees who partner to provide quality care designed to support a healthier, more active lifestyle.

Summit Orthopedics is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations of federal, state and local governing boards and/or agencies.