Physician Assistant for Spine Surgeon


Since 1969, OCR has been local and physician-owned with strong ties to the community. With a talented, hardworking and friendly staff, we all work toward the common goal of serving the residents of CO, WY, and NE with specialty-focused care. We are experiencing tremendous growth and are looking to add talented people to our team in all of our locations!

Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies seeks a qualified physician assistant to work with a very busy board certified, fellowship trained spine surgeon who specializes in care of back and neck injuries and conditions as well as children and young adults with scoliosis of the spine.

Under the supervision of the orthopaedic spine surgeon the physician assistant will first assist in the operating room, round on hospital patients, evaluate patients in the clinical setting and perform pre-operative history and physicals.


  • Formal training which will be indicated by graduation from an accredited physician assistant program certification by the NCCPA and licensed or eligible to be licensed in the state of Colorado.
  • Prior clinical and surgical spine orthopaedic experience preferred. Required to cover call (phone calls only) with supervising physicians.
  • Current ACLS or BLS certification

Strong patient communication skills and sound surgical assisting abilities are a must for this position. There is a good deal of autonomy afforded the physician assistant as experience grows, therefore the ability to think independently and problem solve will be an asset to the applicant.

Must have attention to detail, take initiative to provide the best efficient care possible, understand the specialized practice and provide the very highest level care possible, strive to continue to learn and to be seen as a spine expert over time, and continue the professional education of orthopaedic spine care.

Physical guidelines include ability to stand/walk for up to eight hours/day, bend, stoop, twist, assist patients in turning, assist patients in arising from an exam table, push wheelchair patients, and assist patient in arising from and returning to wheelchair.

Applicants must include a Cover Letter, CV, and 2-3 letters of recommendation.

Job Type: Full-Time

Pay: $65,000 – $145,000/year, commensurate with experience


  • Medical, Dental, Vision coverage
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Retirement savings and profit sharing plan participation
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Continuing Medical Education (position specific)
  • Paid Time Off

*Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status, and a waiting period may apply.

Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies (OCR) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination or harassment of any kind. OCR is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual experience and qualifications, without regard to a person’s race, color, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, the presence of any physical or mental disability, or status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other protected status.

  • Posting Information

  • Posting Date:

    May 11, 2021
  • Location:

    Fort Collins
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  • Job Information

  • Job Type:

    Full Time (Physician Assistant)
  • Pay Rate:

    $65,000 - $145,000/year, commensurate with experience

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