THE DEPARTMENT OF ORTHOPEDICS AT MAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM – FRANCISCAN HEALTHCARE IN LACROSSE, WI, IS SEEKING A PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT TO JOIN OUR PRACTICE.
A full-time position is available for a Physician Assistant in the Orthopedic Surgery department for both Onalaska & La Crosse, WI campuses, along with outreach locations. The position includes working collaboratively with our general orthopedic surgeons, seeing clinic and hospital patients of all ages, assisting with consults, being first-surgical assistant in the OR for orthopedic surgeries and taking call with an orthopedic surgeon. Other duties may include patient education and may involve assistance with surgical patient data collection.
QUALIFICATIONS: Both new graduates and those with experience will be considered. One to two years of OR experience is preferred. Experience or training is desirable in post-surgical management, minor surgical procedures wound care/assessment, pain management and discharge planning. Graduate of an accredited PA program. Current license in Wisconsin or eligible for licensure and certified or eligible for certification required. Confidence and decision-making capabilities are a must, as well as flexibility in a changing work environment. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required to interact with patients, family, nurses and other physicians. Prescriptive capabilities are required.
LaCrosse, WI, is a city of 52,000 with a metro area of 120,000 in the Upper Mississippi River Valley, located between Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, and Madison, WI. The area offers unlimited, four-season recreational opportunities (biking, golf, hiking the bluffs and cross-country/downhill skiing). We have a great family environment with safe and high-quality schools, including two universities and a technical college. There are sport events, a local symphony orchestra, theaters, children’s museum and a civic center.
MAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM links Mayo Clinic’s respected expertise in patient care, research and education with Mayo’s community-focused multi-specialty groups in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. Today, more than 950 physicians practice in 75 communities. Enjoy our collegiality, stability, excellent compensation and benefits and a balanced, high-quality Midwest lifestyle.
To apply and learn more please go to www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org, click on ‘Careers’ and reference job posting 41422BR.