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Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute Physician Assistant - Spine Surgery in United States

  • Lakeshore Bone and Joint is seeking a full-time Physician Assistant (PA) to work in Spine Surgery with our Porter, Lake and LaPorte County physicians.

    As the region's dedicated experts in exceptional musculoskeletal care, our doctors and staff at Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute have served the orthopedic needs of Northwest Indiana since 1968. With state-of-the-art facilities, we are dedicated to delivering the exceptional, compassionate care that our patients need to keep moving and keep enjoying their life.

    The Physician Assistant (PA) will work as a surgical first assist and consult on patients within our hospital systems, provide medical care, medication management, and care coordination for patients with chronic or acute injuries.


    Essential Functions:

    Assist physician in orthopedic surgery. This position does not require seeing patients in clinic.

  • Obtain patient history and perform assessments via observation and examination.

  • Prescribe appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities.

  • Order, perform and interpret diagnostic and therapeutic tests as needed.

  • Implement interventions to support the patient to regain or maintain physiologic stability.

  • Asses and revise care plans based on physician recommendations and patient changes.

  • Consult with other staff regarding referrals, follow-ups, and transfer of care.

  • Educate patient and family by providing educational tools and resources to aid in decision making.

  • Participate in professional development activities and attend seminars as needed.

  • Exercise initiative, judgement, discretion, and decision making to achieve medical objectives.

  • Conducts rounds at hospitals on post-operative patients as directed by physician.

  • Conducts consults at hospitals on ER and in-patients as directed by physician.

  • Other duties as assigned.

    Education: Master’s in PA studies from an accredited University

    Experience: New graduates are welcome to apply.


  • Current state PA license, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.


  • Knowledge of acute and chronic care protocols; administration of medications, delivering physical care following treatment plan.

  • Knowledge of how to assess patient health and measure/record physiologic changes as indicated.

  • Knowledge of health promotion principles and techniques and patient learning measurement.

  • Gathering and analyzing physiological, socioeconomic, and emotional patient data.

  • Accurately evaluating patient problems in person or via phone and providing appropriate instruction, intervention, or referral.

  • Basic technical proficiency in the use of computer programs for medical records or internet search for clinical practice.

    Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to analyze situations and solve problems.

  • Employ critical thinking and problem solving.

  • Ethical reasoning and decision making

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Receptive and responsive to feedback

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills,

  • Ability to communicate with patients, physicians, clinical and administrative staff.

  • Time management, prioritization, and sense of urgency

  • Maintain patient confidentiality.

    Benefits and Features:

  • Competitive annual salary to commensurate with experience.

  • Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance.

  • Retirement options including 401k.

  • Paid malpractice insurance.

  • Paid CME days with a CME expense reimbursement.

  • Wellness benefits including gym membership reimbursement.