Chief Physician Assistant / Advanced Practice Clinician - Orthopedics

Baltimore, MD

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Position Summary:

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (MUMH), a proud member of MedStar Health, is a not-for-profit, 223-bed acute care teaching hospital with a strong emphasis on cardiac care, orthopedics and sports medicine. We currently have a full-time opening for a Chief Physician Assistant/Advanced Practice Clinician to work directly with our orthopedic acute care team. This is the perfect opportunity for someone who is a change agent and wants to work in the region’s only orthopedic specialty hospital! Shape your future in health care in the kind of setting that’s right for you. Become part of an organization that welcomes your experience, input and leadership—as a clinician and healthcare expert.

Job Summary:
The Chief Physician Assistant/Advanced Practice Clinician for orthopedics coordinates the daily operations of a group of surgical and acute advanced practice clinicians, as well as works with the orthopedic leadership on strategy implementation. This role provides hands-on leadership in the inpatient setting, ensuring the highest level of clinical practice, quality care and professional satisfaction. In addition to maintaining an active clinical practice, this role also participates in recruitment, orientation, performance management, and education efforts for this group of clinicians. This position will implement and manage process improvement initiatives and act as a liaison with department leadership, staff, attending physicians, nursing, and other key stakeholders. This role will also direct and supervise the physician assistant staff in the routine daily activities of the program. The Chief Physician Assistant/Advanced Practice Clinician will share a vision with the Director and aim towards the department goals, keeping in mind the broad picture of health care.

As a new Chief Physician Assistant/Advanced Practice Clinician at MUMH, you can expect:
  • A competitive salary
  • A Monday-Friday schedule
  • Incredible medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Paid malpractice insurance
  • Generous paid time off
  • Retirement plan – 403-B with % employer match

Minimum Qualifications:
Education/Training  – Graduation from a physician assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Bachelor's degree; Master's degree preferred.
Experience – 5 years of experience as a certified physician assistant in an active clinical setting. 3 years in an inpatient setting; supervisory/management experience preferred.
License/Certification/Registration – National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) certification. Current license with the Maryland Board of Physicians. Current Basic Life Support (BLS)/Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities – Basic computer skills preferred.

We are not accepting inquiries or solicitations from 3rd party recruiters/search firms.
MedStar Medical Group is an equal opportunity employer.

Why join MedStar Medical Group?

We are a progressive, forward-thinking organization that enables you to define your own future—by region, specialty, or professional interest. We are also among the nation’s 15 largest medical groups, with the resources of highly respected MedStar Health behind us. We are collaborative, too. Your input and opinions concerning quality of patient care, your practice and this organization truly matter. You’ll also find balance here. We work hard, but we also value our personal lives and pursuits beyond the workplace. If you want an exciting career that is always challenging, always rewarding, apply now.

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