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Physician Assistant

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    Vadnais Heights, MN, Woodbury, MN, Forest Lake, MN, Plymouth, MN
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This Summit Orthopedics position is subject to the requirements outlined by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services  (CMS) and is required to report Monthly COVID vaccination numbers for employees who work in  Summit’s Ambulatory Surgery Centers. Employees who have received any COVID vaccination should provide documentation prior to their start date. Any COVID vaccination received after their start date, please provide documentation to your manager.

**Providers (PA/NP) –that will work in non-Summit locations 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 start date.**

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This is a full time position is working directly with an orthopedic surgeon and team. The service line will focus on arthritis. Scheduled day hours are Monday – Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM. This role has some flexibility with the schedule to best meet the needs of the team and patient care. This role involves working closely with the surgeon and second APP to diagnose and treat patients with arthritis conditions; this role will be assisting in surgery as needed. Primary location will be our Vadnais Heights Campus but this team also offers clinics at our Plymouth, Forest Lake and the Woodlake campus in Woodbury, MN a few times a month. The role also involves taking call / trauma cases with the surgeon throughout the year.  


The Physician Assistant functions as first or second assist in the operating room, including performing surgical exposure, surgical dissections, layer closure of wounds, etc.

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.

Monitors therapies and provides continuity of care.


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.