30+ days ago


Tacoma, WA


Franciscan Orthopedic Associates at St. Joseph is a well-established orthopedic specialty practice located in Tacoma, Washington.  We are looking for a dedicated Orthopedic Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner to join our team of Orthopedic Surgeons and Advanced Practice Providers.

Job Qualifications

  • Successful candidates will be PA/ARNP Certified with an active Washington license. Preference for experienced orthopedic providers or those with other surgical or sports medicine backgrounds. 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assists in the surgical suite including first assist, deep and superficial wound closure, application of internal devices and any other procedures delegated by the supervising orthopedic surgeon
  • Performs pre-operative and post-operative care in clinics
  • Performs comprehensive and problem-focused histories and physical examinations
  • Interprets laboratory and diagnostic tests in clinics
  • Formulates a treatment plan for orthopedic conditions within their scope of practice
  • Exercises judgment on conditions requiring consultation, referral or evaluation by the supervising orthopedic surgeon or other health care professionals
  • Orders, collects and performs appropriate laboratory and diagnostic studies, such as routine laboratory tests, EMG, electrocardiogram and radiologic examinations including arthrogram, ultrasound, CT, MRI and bone scan studies
  • Performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures such as aspirations and injections of joints, bursars and cysts.
  • Applies braces, casts, splints and other orthopedic appliances
  • Conducts hospital rounds, writes orders, takes call and sees patients in the ED for the orthopedic surgeon if needed
  • Average schedule is Monday-Friday consisting of working in clinics and operating room
  • Competitive salary & benefit package including CME allowance.

About the Company

Catholic Health Initiatives

Catholic Health Initiatives, a nonprofit, faith-based health system formed in 1996 through the consolidation of four Catholic health systems, expresses its mission each day by creating and nurturing healthy communities in the hundreds of sites across the nation where we provide care. The nation’s third-largest nonprofit health system, Englewood, Colorado-based CHI operates in 17 states and comprises 104 hospitals, including three academic health centers and major teaching hospitals as well as 30 critical-access facilities; community health-services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home-health agencies; living communities; and other facilities and services that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care.

Company Size

10,000 employees or more


Healthcare Services