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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Orthopaedic Surgeons: Total Joints

Tucson Orthopaedic Institute (www.tucsonortho.com) has built a reputation for unparalleled excellence in Orthopaedic care and research, epitomizing the highest standards in expertise, technology and service. Founded in 1994, Tucson Orthopaedic Institute is the largest physician-owned orthopaedic practice in Southern Arizona with over 30 physicians and a support staff of more than 200 highly skilled and talented team members. Over 90% of our Shareholders were recently voted "Best Doctors in America."

Tucson Orthopaedic Institute has an outstanding professional opportunity for a board certified or board eligible Orthopaedic Surgeon to join our growing practice in Tucson, AZ. Besides year-round golfing and beautiful mountain views through the city, Tucson was recently ranked #5 for Future Job Growth by Forbes and #20 in Well Being by Gallup-Healthways.

If you want to take advantage of this unique opportunity that offers a rich benefit and profit-sharing plan, submit your CV and letter of interest to Kim Dudley at careers@tucsonortho.com.

Medical Assistant (Oro Valley)

posted 5-24-2016

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. Responsible for entering patient history, vitals and new orders in EHR. The MA is also responsible for making sure that the EHR system is maintained and help with implementation, support and training of other employees and physicians.

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 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.
  • 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 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

Surgery Scheduler

posted 2-4-2016

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Reports To: Surgery Scheduler Supervisor

Main Function:

Makes and schedules surgery appointments for patients in an efficient and timely manner.

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

Surgery Scheduler Duties
  • Greets and registers patients in a prompt, pleasant, and helpful manner
  • Verifies necessary information and records in the medical record
  • Books, coordinates and reschedules patients’ surgical appointments
  • Schedules proper assists orders, proper equipment, ensures proper anesthesia for all surgeries and schedules pre-operative and post operative appointments
  • Maintains and updates current information on physician’s surgery schedules
  • Answers telephone, screens calls, takes messages, and provides information
  • Answers questions regarding patient surgical appointments and testing
  • Assists with preparations of agendas, materials, meetings, etc.
  • Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested
  • Obtains proper authorization for surgical procedures, which includes extensive knowledge of ICD-9 and CPT coding as needed
  • Submits all hospital charges to the business office
  • Types and maintains list of all in-patients and coordinating hospitals
  • Types and maintains physician’s daily schedule
  • Establishes and inputs physician templates including regulating physician’s vacation times, and days off and communicating this information to the appointment schedulers and staff
  • Accurately establishes and maintains physicians’ outside clinics and in-patients in all hospital facilities
  • When covering for a vacant surgery scheduler position:
    • Leave notes with clear instructions for unfinished business
    • Clean up left over business before leaving desk
    • Fill in surgeries that are blocked in the calendar
  • Translates for physicians if bilingual
  • Enhances professional growth and development through in-service meetings and education programs
  • Maintains all patient confidentiality and HIPAA rules and regulations
  • Performs related work as required


Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • One year of work experience in a medical office setting as a receptionist
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and ICD-9 and CPT coding
  • Word, Excel and Outlook computer experience

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 Surgery Scheduler 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)
  • The Surgery Scheduler is 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)
  • OSHA risk factor is category B. 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

Appointment Scheduler

posted 2-4-2016

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Reports To: Appointment Scheduling & PBX Operator Supervisor

Main Function:

Makes and schedules patient appointments in an efficient and timely manner.

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

Appointment Scheduler Duties
  • Books, coordinates and reschedules patient appointments
  • Relays necessary messages to staff
  • Greets and registers patients in a prompt, pleasant, and helpful manner over the telephone
  • Verifies necessary information and records in the medical record
  • Maintains and updates current information on the physician’s schedule
  • Answers the telephone, screens calls, takes messages, and provides information
  • Answers questions regarding patient appointments and physician’s office schedule
  • Reports problems or irregularities concerning office appointments
  • Schedules office appointments for patients and ensures that the proper paperwork (demographics, referrals, X-rays) have been done and will be in the office
  • Sends out new patient information letters upon making appointments for new patients
  • Translates for physicians if bilingual
  • Attends meetings as required
  • Performs related work as required
  • Maintains all patient confidentiality and HIPAA rules and regulations


Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • One year of work experience in a medical office setting
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Word processing and computer experience

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 Appointment Scheduler 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)
  • The Appointment Scheduler is 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.

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

Certified Coder

posted 4-28-2016

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Reports To: Certified Coder - Supervisor

Main Function:

This position is responsible for accurate and timely coding of surgeries. 

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

Certified Coder Duties

  • Reviews all surgery charge slips.
  • Works with the physicians on procedures and charges.
  • Knows how to use ICD-9, CPT, CCI and coding companion books, in order to assign appropriate codes and modifiers.
  • Assigns appropriate codes using ICD-9 and CPT.
  • Requests details from the surgery scheduler when information is not recorded.
  • Determines and records other required medical information.
  • Updates coding procedures and guidelines as needed.  Stays current with changes in reimbursement regulations.
  • Works with billers on denials to obtain full reimbursement.
  • Works with surgery schedulers and outbound receptionists with questions on coding.
  • Interfaces with other agencies, i.e. labs, pharmacies, ortho equipment and other physician’s offices that assist our physicians and ones we assist.
  • Audits charts for coding accuracy.
  • Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.
  • Enhances professional growth and development through education programs and conferences.
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Maintains all patient confidentiality and HIPAA rules and regulations.

Qualifications

  • High school degree or equivalent
  • AHIMA or AAPC certification.
  • One year of experience in a medical environment
  • Computer experience 

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
  • 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)
    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.

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