Mercy Health

  • Physician Assistant - Orthopedic Surgery

    Requisition ID
    Advanced Practitioner
    Position Type
    Full Time
    MC Orthopedic- River Valley
    US-AR-Fort Smith
  • Overview

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    We’re a Little Different


    Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  


    We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.


    At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.


    Responsibilities and Qualifications


    Provides medical treatment to clinic and hospital patients under the supervision of physician/medical director. Required to be trained, certified, and licensed to take medical histories, conduct physical examinations, and diagnose and treat medical problems.  Performs duties and responsibilites in a manner consistent with our mission, values and Mercy Service Standards.


    • Must apply evidence-based medicine principles in the evaluation and management of clinic and hospital patients. ocumentation (to include, notes, history and physical, discharge summaries, prescription, and clinical orders) must be complete, legible, and timely.
    • Chart completion must comply with medical staff rules and regulations.
    • Must provide timely feedback to patients, caregivers, families, colleagues and other healthcare providers on the patient's status as appropriate and necessary
    • Adheres to quality standards in the treatment of all patients.
    • Must adhere to the signed contractual agreement delineating assessments and treatment protocols with the Medical Director.
    • Must have the ability to plan and carry out medical protocols and work effectively with other disciplines and have knowledge of the physicians assistant principles and practices.
    • Performs scope of practice within the guidelines of the "Ethical and Religious Directives for the Catholic Health Care Services."
    • Utilizes resources in a cost-effective manner
    • Maintains confidentiality of patients, employees, and clinic at all times.
    • Maintain an orderly, neat, and sanitary working environment.
    • Adhere to universal precautions protocol.
    • Participate in SEMMC network, community-based projects and committees, as appropriate




    Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:



    • Must be a graduate of an accredited school with appropriate credentials and current license in the State of Arkansas.
    • National Certification for prescriptive authority are required.

    Licensure: Current PA license to practice in the State of Arkansas

    Certifications: BLS required

    Other: Excellent communication and listening skills required

    Preferred Experience: Five or more years of experience as a PA is preferred.


    We’ll Support You at Work and Home


    Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed.  We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds to benefit-eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!


    What Makes a Good Match for Mercy


    Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.


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