Career Opportunities

Since 1994, Tucson Orthopaedic Institute has built a reputation for unparalleled excellence in orthopaedic care, epitomizing the highest standards in expertise, technology, and service.

These qualities also distinguish everyone we employ, as they are inspired by our warm, friendly, and professional atmosphere, and driven by the opportunity to make a difference and provide an outstanding patient experience. In addition to a positive work environment, Tucson Orthopaedic Institute also offers competitive compensation and benefits packages.

Instructions to Apply:

If you are interested in joining the physicians and employees who are dedicated to making Tucson Orthopaedic Institute the best orthopaedic group in the nation, select from the list of current openings (see below) and complete the employment application. Save and send completed applications to careers@tucsonortho.com.

Employment Application (PDF)

Benefits:

  • Medical
  • 90/10 PPO Plan
  • 80/20 PPO Plan
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account
  • Basic Life
  • Voluntary Life
  • Short Term Disability
  • Ancillary Benefits
  • Paid Time Off
  • Vacation (PTO)
  • Bereavement
  • Holidays
  • Jury Duty
  • Retirement
  • 401k
  • Cash Balance Plan
  • Profit Sharing
  • Employee Assistant Program
  • Employee Discount Program
  • Career Development Program
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement

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Surgical PA or NP - Full-time

posted 11-21-2016

FLSA: Exempt

Reports To: Physician

Main Function:

The Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner in orthopaedic surgery will assist in medical and surgical care of orthopaedic department patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting as outlined in the essential functions below and will participate in all aspects of patient care as indicated. The Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner will also have direct reporting responsibility to the Attending Physician of the respective patients for all evaluations and other duties performed.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Philosophy

  • Supports Tucson Orthopaedic Institute’s mission, values, vision, goals and objectives.
  • Maintains knowledge of and conforms to TOI policies and procedures.
  • Follows the facility’s standards for ethical business conduct
  • Recognizes patients’ rights and responsibilities and supports them in performance of job duties
  • Participates in facility committees, meetings, in-services, and activities
  • Seeks out additional assignments and duties

Work Quality

  • Performs duties in an accurate and organized manner
  • Adheres to policies and procedures in performance of duties
  • Ensures knowledge of job and asks questions when unsure
  • Completes duties within appropriate timeframes

Personal Attributes

  • Shows initiative and dependability including punctuality and attendance
  • Displays good judgment
  • Cooperates and is flexible
  • Follows appropriate dress code and personal hygiene habits presenting a professional image

Customer Service

  • Operates within the concept of patient focused care
  • Fosters a culture of positively outrageous customer patient service showing courtesy in interactions with patients, physicians and co-workers
  • Presents good telephone skills
  • Responds promptly to patient needs and co-worker requests 

Communication and Teamwork

  • Evolves into a effective team member
  • Expected to be a positive and responsible team member with a good attitude
  • Presents good oral and written communication (documentation) skills

Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner Duties
  • Participate in rounding with Attending Physician as needed
  • Provide routine medical management of inpatient care including ordering of diagnostic test, labs, X-rays, medications (within the scope of the PA license) and nutrition, managing adjunctive care
  • Conduct procedures (under the direction and appropriate level of supervision of the Attending Physician), including but not limited to: placement of indwelling lines and catheters, placement of skeletal hardware, management of closed fractures, aspiration/injection of bursae, joints, tenosyonovia, anatomic compartments, cysts
  • Initiate appropriate emergency care in the inpatient and outpatient setting until the arrival of the supervising physician
  • Communication of treatment plans with orthopaedic physician, nursing staff and families
  • Manage discharge of patients with appropriate disposition, followup planning, adjunctive therapy management and education
  • Prepare patients for surgery, including education, positioning, skin preparation and administration of local anesthetic, and preparation of equipment
  • Function as first or second assistant in the operating room including performing surgical exposure, surgical dissections, layer closure of wounds, harvesting of autologous graft materials, application of immobilization devices
  • Assist with use of monitoring devices, including radiographic equipment
  • Attend outpatient clinic and participates in initial evaluation and longitudinal care
  • Obtain medical history and perform physical examination
  • Develop and implement plan of care with attending supervision
  • Provides pre and post operative patient education to patients and their families
  • Prescription of medications to accomplish the plan of treatment
  • Maintains all patient confidentiality and HIPAA rules and regulations
  • Performs related work as required


Qualifications

  • Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner Degree
  • Certification by NCCPA
  • Licensure as a Physician’s Assistant in the State of Arizona
  • Participate in educational curriculum of daily lecture and lab series as outlined
  • CPR certified.

Mental/Physical Requirements
  • Ability to work well under pressure with diverse groups of professionals and physicians
  • Ability to communicate written and oral ideas and plan effectively
  • Requires good communication and organizational skills
  • Requires reasoning ability and good independent judgment
  • Must be sensitive to cultural and bilingual issues
  • Requires working under stressful conditions and irregular hours
  • Requires working with frequent interruptions
  • The Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner transfers patient for clinical and surgical procedures. Requires vertically transferring patient weighing up to (50 lbs.) from (24”) to (36”), up to (40/shift).
  • The Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner transfers patient for clinical and surgical procedures. Requires vertically transferring patient weighing up to (50 lbs.) from (36”) to (24”), up to (40/shift).
  • The Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner carries patient charts, x-rays and supplies. Requires horizontally transferring charts, x-rays and supplies weighing up to (5 lbs.), up to (12/shift), a distance of up to (50 feet) without medical assistance.
  • The Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner transfers patient wheelchair for clinical procedures. Must horizontally transfer patient wheelchair requiring a force up to (60 lbs.), up to (40/shift), a distance up to (50 feet).
  • The Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner stands to perform job duties when indicated. Requires tolerance of standing posture up to (4 hours) continuously, for a total of up to (10 hours) per (12 hours).
  • The Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner requires (near/far) vision to read patient charts, x-rays, and computer screen; all are in English.
  • The Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner is required to operate computer keyboard, mouse, and monitor for a total of up to (4 hours) per (12 hours).

Working Conditions (environmental)
  • Risk of occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM)
  • OSHA risk factor is category A. Possible risk of physical injury due to moving machinery and supplies.

All positions with Tucson Orthopaedic Institute are to use due care in the use and communication of patients' protected health information. It is every employee's principal job function to ensure patient confidentiality and failure to maintain confidentiality may, and will, result in sanction and/or discharge.
If you work well in a warm, friendly and professional atmosphere, and driven by the opportunity to make a difference and provide an outstanding customer service; submit your resume to careers@tucsonortho.com.

We offer excellent Medical benefits, Free Life insurance, Free Short-term Disability insurance, 401k Match, Profit Sharing and a smoke and drug free environment.  EOE

Medical Assistant/Scribe - Full-time (Northwest)

posted 11-21-2016

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Reports To: Northwest Office Manager

Main Function:

Assists in the delivery of primary health care and patient care management. Responsible for the delivery of patient care in a timely manner.  Works closely with the physician during clinic to transcribe clinical notes as directed by the physician. As a member of the care team, the Medical Assistant is responsible for working collaboratively with other members to assure the safe and accurate delivery of patient care. Responsible for proper data entry, utilization and maintenance in the EMR system.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

Philosophy

  • Supports Tucson Orthopaedic Institute’s mission, values, vision, goals and objectives.
  • Maintains knowledge of and conforms to TOI policies and procedures.
  • Follows the facility’s standards for ethical business conduct
  • Recognizes patients’ rights and responsibilities and supports them in performance of job duties
  • Participates in facility committees, meetings, in-services, and activities
  • Seeks out additional assignments and duties

Work Quality

  • Performs duties in an accurate and organized manner
  • Adheres to policies and procedures in performance of duties
  • Ensures knowledge of job and asks questions when unsure
  • Completes duties within appropriate timeframes

Personal Attributes

  • Shows initiative and dependability including punctuality and attendance
  • Displays good judgment
  • Cooperates and is flexible
  • Follows appropriate dress code and personal hygiene habits presenting a professional image

Customer Service

  • Operates within the concept of patient focused care
  • Fosters a culture of positively outrageous customer patient service showing courtesy in interactions with patients, physicians and co-workers
  • Presents good telephone skills
  • Responds promptly to patient needs and co-worker requests 

Communication and Teamwork

  • Evolves into a effective team member
  • Expected to be a positive and responsible team member with a good attitude
  • Presents good oral and written communication (documentation) skills

Medical Assistant/Scribe Duties
  • Enter and scribe history and physical into EHR as well as clinical notes
  • Populate medical history into EHR
  • Enter orders into EHR
  • Pull up and present films from Rad servers
  • Assist Physician with managing EHR task list
  • Performs selected nursing and administrative duties.
  • Prepares patients for examination and treatment. 
  • Takes patient histories and vital signs documents in EHR.
  • Prepares exam and treatment rooms with necessary instruments.
  • Prepares injections and enters orders in EHR.
  • May remove casts, splints and braces.
  • Prepares and maintains supplies and equipment for treatments, including sterilization.
  • Performs dressing changes.
  • Assists the physician with minor surgeries, physicals.
  • Assists with scheduling of tests and treatments.
  • Screens telephone calls for referral to physician.
  • Provides general information on departmental policies and procedures.
  • Orders and maintains clinical and office supplies and equipment.
  • Maintains patient files, records and other information.
  • Compiles and condenses technical and statistical data for reports and records.
  • Performs suture removal.
  • Fits patients with splints and braces.
  • Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.
  • Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.
  • Maintains all patient confidentiality and HIPAA rules and regulations.
  • Obtains insurance authorizations for appropriate procedures.
  • Calls in authorization for prescriptions to pharmacies.
  • Performs related work as required.


Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited program for Medical Assistants.
  • Certification from the American Association of Medical Assistants is preferred.
  • High school degree or equivalent.;
  • CPR certified.
  • Must demonstrate and maintain current knowledge and skills necessary to provide care/services to the age of  the patients served in the clinical facilities.
  • Must possess intermediate typing skills and computer knowledge.
  • Must possess the ability to assess data and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to their specific need.
  • Must be able to interact and communicate in English both orally and written with all levels of staff, physicians, patients and families in an effective manner exhibiting tact, enthusiasm and patience.

Mental/Physical Requirements
  • Ability to work well under pressure with diverse groups of professionals and physicians.
  • Ability to communicate written and oral ideas and plan effectively
  • Requires good communication and organizational skills
  • Requires reasoning ability and good independent judgment
  • Must be sensitive to cultural and bilingual issues
  • Requires working under stressful conditions and irregular hours. Requires working with frequent interruptions.
  • Medical Assistant transfers patient for clinical procedures. Requires vertically transferring patient weighing up to (50 lbs.) from (24") to (36"), up to (40/shift).
  • Medical Assistant transfers patient for clinical procedures. Requires vertically transferring patient weighing up to (50 lbs.) from (36") to (24"), up to (40/shift).
  • Medical Assistant carries patient charts and x-rays. Requires horizontally transferring charts and x-rays weighing to (5 lbs.), up to (12/shift), a distance of up to (50 feet) without medical assistance.
  • Medical Assistant transfers patient wheelchair for clinical procedures. Must horizontally transfer patient wheelchair requiring force up to (60 lbs.), up to (40/shift), a distance up to (50 feet).
  • Medical Assistant stands to perform job duties when indicated. Requires tolerance of standing posture up to (4 hours) continuously, for a total of up to (10 hours) per (12 hours).
  • Medical Assistant requires (near/far) vision to read patient charts, x-rays, and computer screen; all are in English.
  • Medical Assistant is required to operate computer keyboard, mouse, and monitor for a total of up to (4 hours) per (12 hours).

Working Conditions (environmental)
  • Risk of occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM)
  • OSHA risk factor is category A. Possible risk of physical injury due to moving machinery and supplies.

All positions with Tucson Orthopaedic Institute are to use due care in the use and communication of patients' protected health information. It is every employee's principal job function to ensure patient confidentiality and failure to maintain confidentiality may, and will, result in sanction and/or discharge.
If you work well in a warm, friendly and professional atmosphere, and driven by the opportunity to make a difference and provide an outstanding customer service; submit your resume to careers@tucsonortho.com.

We offer excellent Medical benefits, Free Life insurance, Free Short-term Disability insurance, 401k Match, Profit Sharing and a smoke and drug free environment.  EOE

Medical Assistant - Full-time (Oro Valley)

posted 11-21-2016

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Reports To: Clinic Office Manager

Main Function:

Assists in the delivery of primary health care and patient care management. Responsible for the delivery of patient care in a timely manner.  As a member of the care team, the Medical Assistant is responsible for working collaboratively with other members to assure the safe and accurate delivery of patient care.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Philosophy

  • Supports Tucson Orthopaedic Institute’s mission, values, vision, goals and objectives.
  • Maintains knowledge of and conforms to TOI policies and procedures.
  • Follows the facility’s standards for ethical business conduct
  • Recognizes patients’ rights and responsibilities and supports them in performance of job duties
  • Participates in facility committees, meetings, in-services, and activities
  • Seeks out additional assignments and duties

Work Quality

  • Performs duties in an accurate and organized manner
  • Adheres to policies and procedures in performance of duties
  • Ensures knowledge of job and asks questions when unsure
  • Completes duties within appropriate timeframes

Personal Attributes

  • Shows initiative and dependability including punctuality and attendance
  • Displays good judgment
  • Cooperates and is flexible
  • Follows appropriate dress code and personal hygiene habits presenting a professional image

Customer Service

  • Operates within the concept of patient focused care
  • Fosters a culture of positively outrageous customer patient service showing courtesy in interactions with patients, physicians and co-workers
  • Presents good telephone skills
  • Responds promptly to patient needs and co-worker requests 

Communication and Teamwork

  • Evolves into a effective team member
  • Expected to be a positive and responsible team member with a good attitude
  • Presents good oral and written communication (documentation) skills

Medical Assistant/Scribe Duties
  • Performs selected nursing and administrative duties.
  • Prepares patients for examination and treatment. 
  • Takes patient histories and vital signs documents in EHR.
  • Prepares exam and treatment rooms with necessary instruments.
  • Prepares injections.
  • May remove casts, splints and braces.
  • Prepares and maintains supplies and equipment for treatments, including sterilization.
  • Performs dressing changes.
  • Assists the physician with minor surgeries, physicals.
  • Assists with scheduling of tests and treatments.
  • Screens telephone calls for referral to physician.
  • Provides general information on departmental policies and procedures.
  • Orders and maintains clinical and office supplies and equipment when Cast Tech is unavailable.
  • Maintains patient files, records and other information.
  • Compiles and condenses technical and statistical data for reports and records.
  • Performs suture removal.
  • Fits patients with splints and braces when Cast Tech is unavailable.
  • Prepares disability forms, FMLA paperwork and Work Status forms.
  • Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.
  • Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.
  • Maintains all patient confidentiality and HIPAA rules and regulations.
  • Obtains insurance authorizations for appropriate procedures.
  • Calls in authorization for prescriptions to pharmacies.
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Translates if bilingual.


Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited program for Medical Assistants.
  • Certification from the American Association of Medical Assistants is preferred.
  • High school degree or equivalent.;
  • CPR certified.

Mental/Physical Requirements
  • Ability to work well under pressure with diverse groups of professionals and physicians.
  • Ability to communicate written and oral ideas and plan effectively
  • Requires good communication and organizational skills
  • Requires reasoning ability and good independent judgment
  • Must be sensitive to cultural and bilingual issues
  • Requires working under stressful conditions and irregular hours.
  • Requires working with frequent interruptions.
  • Medical Assistant transfers patient for clinical procedures. Requires vertically transferring patient weighing up to (50 lbs.) from (24") to (36"), up to (40/shift).
  • Medical Assistant transfers patient for clinical procedures. Requires vertically transferring patient weighing up to (50 lbs.) from (36") to (24"), up to (40/shift).
  • Medical Assistant carries patient charts and x-rays. Requires horizontally transferring charts and x-rays weighing to (5 lbs.), up to (12/shift), a distance of up to (50 feet) without medical assistance.
  • Medical Assistant transfers patient wheelchair for clinical procedures. Must horizontally transfer patient wheelchair requiring force up to (60 lbs.), up to (40/shift), a distance up to (50 feet).
  • Medical Assistant stands to perform job duties when indicated. Requires tolerance of standing posture up to (4 hours) continuously, for a total of up to (10 hours) per (12 hours).
  • Medical Assistant requires (near/far) vision to read patient charts, x-rays, and computer screen; all are in English.
  • Medical Assistant is required to operate computer keyboard, mouse, and monitor for a total of up to (4 hours) per (12 hours).

Working Conditions (environmental)
  • Risk of occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM)
  • OSHA risk factor is category A. Possible risk of physical injury due to moving machinery and supplies.

All positions with Tucson Orthopaedic Institute are to use due care in the use and communication of patients' protected health information. It is every employee's principal job function to ensure patient confidentiality and failure to maintain confidentiality may, and will, result in sanction and/or discharge.
If you work well in a warm, friendly and professional atmosphere, and driven by the opportunity to make a difference and provide an outstanding customer service; submit your resume to careers@tucsonortho.com.

We offer excellent Medical benefits, Free Life insurance, Free Short-term Disability insurance, 401k Match, Profit Sharing and a smoke and drug free environment.  EOE

Chart Review Clerk - Full-time (Administration)

posted 11-21-2016

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Reports To: Appointment Scheduling-PBX Supervisor

Main Function:

Reviews patient charts which consist of verifying insurance eligibility, obtaining authorizations, notifying inbound if patient needs to update demographics in the Allscripts system at check in. Contacts Patient Account Representative by email if a self pay patient still needs to speak to a Patient Account Representative for quote and if insurance has termed.  Updates or corrects demographics including insurance if entered incorrectly.  For any work ins, Chart Review Clerks will check eligibility and email voucher to Medical Assistant to print for clinic.  Chart Review Clerks will do the same for cast changes.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Philosophy

  • Supports Tucson Orthopaedic Institute’s mission, values, vision, goals and objectives.
  • Maintains knowledge of and conforms to TOI policies and procedures.
  • Follows the facility’s standards for ethical business conduct
  • Recognizes patients’ rights and responsibilities and supports them in performance of job duties
  • Participates in facility committees, meetings, in-services, and activities
  • Seeks out additional assignments and duties

Work Quality

  • Performs duties in an accurate and organized manner
  • Adheres to policies and procedures in performance of duties
  • Ensures knowledge of job and asks questions when unsure
  • Completes duties within appropriate timeframes

Personal Attributes

  • Shows initiative and dependability including punctuality and attendance
  • Displays good judgment
  • Cooperates and is flexible
  • Follows appropriate dress code and personal hygiene habits presenting a professional image

Customer Service

  • Operates within the concept of patient focused care
  • Fosters a culture of positively outrageous customer patient service showing courtesy in interactions with patients, physicians and co-workers
  • Presents good telephone skills
  • Responds promptly to patient needs and co-worker requests 

Communication and Teamwork

  • Evolves into a effective team member
  • Expected to be a positive and responsible team member with a good attitude
  • Presents good oral and written communication (documentation) skills

Chart Review Clerk Duties

  • Reviews provider schedules 2-3 days in advance to ensure demographic and insurance information are accurate.
  • Responsible for all daily add on appointments for complete immediate Chart Review processing
  • Ensures all necessary documentation is in patient chart as per Compliance, including but not limited to referrals as per insurance guidelines and various test results,
  • Contacts patient prior to scheduled appointment to obtain accurate demographic information,  authorizations and/or referrals as required by insurance guidelines.
  • Verifies insurance eligibility through Allscripts, Payer Path and/or various insurance websites.
  • Communicates directly with other departments what is required to collect in Appointment Scheduling and Inbound department.
  • Submits pre-authorization requests to various insurances for scheduled services
  • Notifies Patient Account Representative of any self pay patients, all insurance contract questions and patients that have terminated their insurance
  • Call Work Comp carriers to verify patients are authorized to see the Doctor
  • Review all encounter forms and mark them with what each insurances covers, distribute completed electronic encounters according to provider assignments
  • Email the Research Department if a chart has a study patient form in front of the demographics
  • Attends meetings as required
  • Maintains all patient demographics and HIPAA rules and regulations

Qualifications

  • High school degree or equivalent.
  • Word processing, computer experience and customer service experience.
  • Prefer one year of work experience in a medical environment.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology desirable.

Mental/Physical Requirements

  • Requires good communication and organizational skills
  • Requires reasoning ability and good independent judgment
  • Requires working under stressful conditions and irregular hours
  • Requires working with frequent interruptions
  • Must be able to interact and communicate in English, both orally and written, with all levels of staff, physicians, patients, and families in an effective manner, exhibiting tact, enthusiasm, and patience
  • Must be able to be sensitive to cultural and bilingual issues
  • Stands or sits to perform job duties when indicated. Requires tolerance of standing or sitting posture up to (4 hours) continuously, for a total of up to (10 hours) per (12 hours).
  • Requires (near/far) vision to read patient charts, forms, x-rays, and computer screen; all are in English.
  • Required to operate computer keyboard, mouse, and monitor for a total of up to (8 hours) per (12 hours).

Working Conditions (environmental)

  • Risk of occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM). Possible risk of physical injury due to moving machinery and supplies.
  • OSHA risk factor is category B.

All positions with Tucson Orthopaedic Institute are to use due care in the use and communication of patients' protected health information. It is every employee's principal job function to ensure patient confidentiality and failure to maintain confidentiality may, and will, result in sanction and/or discharge.


If you work well in a warm, friendly and professional atmosphere, and driven by the opportunity to make a difference and provide an outstanding customer service; submit your resume to careers@tucsonortho.com.

We offer excellent Medical benefits, Free Life insurance, Free Short-term Disability insurance, 401k Match, Profit Sharing and a smoke and drug free environment.  EOE




All positions with Tucson Orthopaedic Institute are to demonstrate due care in the use and communication of patients' protected health information. It is every employee's principal job function to ensure patient confidentiality and failure to maintain confidentiality may, and will, result in sanction and/or discharge.

We offer a smoke and drug free environment, excellent benefits and total compensation package. EOE

If interested in applying for the position described above, please contact careers@tucsonortho.com.

Employment App (PDF).

Tucson Orthopaedic Institute - East Office
5301 E. Grant Road
Tucson, Arizona 85712
Phone: (520) 784-6200
Fax: (520) 784-6187
Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute - Northwest Office
6320 N. La Cholla Blvd., Suite 200
Tucson, Arizona 85741
Phone: (520) 382-8200
Fax: (520) 297-3505
Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute - Oro Valley Office
1521 E. Tangerine Road, Suite 101
Oro Valley, Arizona 85755
Phone: (520) 544-9700
Fax: (520) 618-6060
Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm