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
  • 80/20 PPO Plan
  • HDHP $2,000
  • 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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Physician Assistant - Spine

posted 2-24-2017

FLSA: Exempt

Reports To: Physician

Main Function:

The Physician Assistant 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 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 time frames

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 

Physician Assistant 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 requires (near/far) vision to read patient charts, x-rays, and computer screen; all are in English.
  • The Physician 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

Inbound Receptionist - East (Per Diem)

posted 2-24-2017

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Reports To: Patient Services Supervisor

Main Function:

Greets, instructs, directs and schedules patients and visitors in a timely manner.  Verifies appointments, patient information and assists with documents.  Serves as a liaison between patient and medical support staff.  Works cooperatively with Medical Assistants, Appointment Schedulers and the remaining front office departments.  Collects co-pays and overdue balances and closes payment batch at the end of each business day.  Cross trains and assists other departments.

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

Inbound Receptionist Duties
  • Greets patients and visitors in a prompt, courteous, friendly and helpful manner
  • Checks in patients, verifies and updates necessary information and paperwork for their scheduled appointments
  • Correctly informs the physicians, through the back office staff, when patients are ready, late or when patients are delayed by referral or patient account representative issues
  • Follows office scheduling policies for making appointments, including work-in, NP/EP/RE, work comp and write-up protocols
  • Maintains a neat and orderly lobby and work area
  • Maintains work area and lobby in a neat and orderly manner
  • Obtains all necessary patient referrals and keeps up with changing referral guidelines and practices
  • Scans all New patient paperwork and updated paperwork into the EHR then they allocate to the patient chart
  • Translates if bilingual
  • Attends meeting as required
  • Provides support for referral, chart review and scheduling staff
  • Maintains all patient confidentiality and HIPAA rules and regulations


Qualifications

  • High school diploma 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
  • Must be able to respond to patient needs by interpreting facial expressions, and verbal communications
  • Must demonstrate and maintain current knowledge and skills necessary to provide care/services to the age of the patients served in the clinical facility
  • Must possess the ability to assess data and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to their specific needs
  • 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)
  • 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

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