Orthopedics Physician Assistant -- Coastal, SC
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, United States
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Job Summary

Occupation Physician Assistant
Specialty Orthopedics
Degree Required Other
Position Type Permanent/Full-Time
Work Environment Hospital
Location Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 4/02/24

The Physician Assistant practices as a direct patient healthcare provider under the supervision of a physician. They work with patients and their families to coordinate the delivery of care. This includes but is not limited to the assessment, diagnosis, and evaluation of clients throughout the established plan of care. The Physician Assistant shall obtain health histories and perform physical examinations, order appropriate diagnostic test and treatment regimens, and provide patient, family, and departmental staff education as needed. The Physician Assistant will practice within the guidelines of the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners and perform other duties as assigned.

Be valued.

    • Competitive salary plus wRVU production incentiv
    • Sign-on bonus and relocation assistanc
    • Fully paid malpractice insuranc
    • Exceptional benefits and retirement plan
    • CME allowance
  • Public service loan forgiveness-eligible employe

Be supported.

    • Full-time inpatient/outpatient practice opportunity due to volume growth
    • Well-respected, established orthopedics program with nine orthopedic surgeons and six advanced practice providers.
    • Two acute-care hospitals and three outpatient practices
    • 2 days OR/3 days Clinic
    • Minimum 1:7 call
    • Modern facilities, including 12 operating suites, advanced imaging equipment and a leading inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation network.
    • Rated high performing for hip replacement and knee replacement by US News & World Report
    • Full specialty support for referrals, including a tertiary relationship with MUSC Health, South Carolina’s academic medical center.
    • Dedicated marketing and outreach to support your success.
    • Epic EMR

Be heard.

    • Independent, not-for-profit community health system
    • Local, volunteer board of trustees that is nearly 30 percent comprised of physicians.
    • Dyad physician/administrative leadership.
    • Inclusive environment where diversity is championed.
    • Rated one of the nation’s Top 150 places to work in health care by Becker’s Hospital Review

Make a difference.

    • Significant need for additional physicians in the nation’s fastest-growing area, with an additional 275,000 residents projected by 2040.
    • Progressive community health system where physicians have the opportunity to fully use their skills and training.
    • Diverse medical staff that celebrates different perspectives in the pursuit of health equity
    • Not-for-profit health system that reinvests in community well-being, delivering more than $60 million in community benefit annually

Grow with us.

    • Largest regional health care provider, with two acute-care hospitals, two inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and more than 60 outpatient locations
    • Region’s exclusive affiliate of MUSC Health, South Carolina’s academic medical center
    • Additional acute-care hospital, inpatient rehabilitation hospital and extended care hospital approved and in development.

Embrace balance.

    • One of the Top 20 places to lives in the United States, as ranked by US News & World Report
    • Unparalleled beaches, marshes and rivers along the Atlantic coast
    • Expansive entertainment and attractions, including more than 90 golf courses in the “Golf Capital of the World"
    • Nearly 1,000 restaurants offering virtually every kind of cuisine.
    • International airport with non-stop flights to more than 50 destinations
    • Conveniently located just 90 minutes from Charleston, South Carolina - named the No. 1 city in the US by Travel + Leisure

Find a home.

    • Cost of living below the national average.
    • Highly rated public and private schools and a leading university - Coastal Carolina University
    • An average 215 days of sunshine each year, with an average temperature of 74 degrees

Don’t postpone your happiness. Find professional and personal fulfillment as you discover why this place is good medicine. Reach out today for immediate consideration.


Minimum of two years PA experience preferred
Four years previous healthcare experience preferred

Degree in an accredited physician assistant program
Successfully completed an educational program for physician assistants approved by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant or its predecessor or successor organization

Licensure and Certification
Current licensure with South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners in good standing to practice as a Physician Assistant required.
Current NCCPA certification required
Current state and federal DEA registration required
American Heart Association Healthcare provider course with Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required to be initially completed with the GHS Staff Development Office within 30 calendar days of hire date (exceptions to obtain certification from a provider other than the GHS Staff Development Office are approved by Staff development on a case by case basis). BLS Recertification is required every two years. ACLS preferred.

Physical Requirements: Medium Physical Agility test Rating Required (PAT)
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) required to stand, sit, and walk; occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) to use hands, fingers; and frequently to talk or hear. The employee must exert 20 to 35 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 15 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. GHS will determine physical competency through post offer Physical Agility testing of a “medium” rating.
May be exposed to infectious specimens, and soiled laundry, however, potential for personal harm or injury is limited when proper safety and health precautions are followed.