Orthopaedic Trauma Advanced Practice Provider

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to over 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, global leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.

Job Overview

As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (COM) has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients. In partnership with the UC Health academic healthcare system and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, College of Medicine’s faculty are transforming the world of medicine every day. The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is a top-tier department with world-renowned faculty and staff. 

A full time (100% FTE) Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant position is available in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery within the Division of Trauma. This successful applicant will work primarily at University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC), and on occasion at West Chester Hospital (WCH). Primary responsibilities will include managing Emergency Department/floor consults and care coordination for orthopedic trauma/fracture inpatients at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. 


Essential Functions

  • Conduct comprehensive orthopaedic evaluations, including patient history, physical examinations, and the ordering of appropriate diagnostic tests.
  • Develop and implement treatment plans in collaboration with the Orthopaedic surgical team.
  • Provide coverage for orthopaedic consults in the emergency department and on the inpatient wards.
  • Perform minor procedures as needed, ensuring patient safety and optimal outcomes.
  • Assist in the management of acute orthopaedic conditions, fractures, and post-operative care to include reductions, splint application, traction, and wound management.
  • Participate in research and quality improvement projects. 
  • Assist in developing and the proper implementation of patient care protocols.
  • Participate in the education of nurse practitioners, nurse practitioner students and medical students.

Required Education

If Nurse Practitioner: 
Master’s degree in nursing from an accredited nursing program. 

If Physician Assistant: 
Master's Degree from an Accredited Physician Assistant program.

Required Trainings/Certifications

If Nurse Practitioner:
Active Ohio APRN license with prescriptive authority.
Active Board Certification in appropriate nursing specialty.

If Physician Assistant: 
Active Ohio Physician Assistant license with prescriptive authority
Certification as a Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Required Experience

If Nurse Practitioner:
Three (3) years nursing experience.
Additional related work experience may be required depending on specialty/sub-specialty.

If Physician Assistant:
Minimum of one (1) year experience.
Additional related work experience may be required depending on specialty/sub-specialty.

Additional Qualifications Considered

Prior experience in orthopaedic surgery or inpatient care.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Sitting - Often
  • Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Often
  • Hearing, listening - Often
  • Talking - Often
  • Standing - Often
  • Walking - Often
  • Bending - Seldom
  • Stooping - Seldom
  • Kneeling, squatting - Seldom
  • Reaching overhead - Seldom
  • Pulling, pushing - Seldom

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


To learn more about why UC is a great place to work, please visit our careers page at https://www.uc.edu/careers.html.


For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at jobs@uc.edu


The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


REQ: 95144 


Orthopaedic Trauma Advanced Practice Provider

Date:  Mar 24, 2024

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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