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Board Certified Orthopaedic Traumatologist

Hughston Trauma is currently seeking a Board Certified Orthopaedic Traumatologist to join our group of Specialty Professionals.  

License:         Orthopaedic Surgeon (Required)

Hughston Clinic is a nationally and internationally recognized center of excellence for research, education and training and quality treatment of musculoskeletal injury and disease. Hughston locations offer a strong infrastructure and team to maximize clinical efficiencies, existing referral sources and are convenient to all hospitals we service with vertical integration. We are responsible for ensuring that our patients receive only the highest quality treatment for musculoskeletal injury and disease. This responsibility includes understanding all aspects of human performance and the application of techniques and procedures learned through research, education and training focused on improving the quality of life for everyone.

Hughston is a well-known physician owned group that has been serving the community since 1949. The Hughston organization has over 90 physicians and over 30 clinic locations in 4 states. Partnership/ownership tract available, with access to the Hughston Foundation research/education facility. The Hughston Clinic is an orthopaedic and sports medicine clinic performing non-operative, pre-operative, and post-operative care.


 Primary location is in Sanford, FL

*Position requires Trauma call as assigned


  • Strong infrastructure and team for maximum efficiency
  • Corporate support
  • Existing referral sources
  • Excellent use of technology in all systems
  • Convenient locations to hospitals
  • Award-winning reputation for quality care and patient services


  • Partner/Ownership Tract
  • Vertical Integrated Practice
  • Long History of Quality Patient Care
  • Comprehensive Insurance Package
  • Competitive Retirement Options

Wayne Folds
762-822-3619 or wfolds@hughston.com

Posted 8/30/23


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Location – Sanford, FL.
Position - Trauma Physician Assistant
Hospital or Institution – Hughston Trauma

Position Description –    

Department Name: Trauma

Location: Hughston


Position Title: Physician Assistant

Supervisor Title: Physician


To extend and enhance the clinical productivity of the surgeons and drive efficiency of care delivery to injured patients.

GENERAL HOSPITAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):

  • Represent the Hughston Clinic and should maintain the highest level of professionalism during all interactions with patients, hospital staff, family and support members as well as other care providers
  • Assists with call duties including nights, weekend and holidays.
  • Performs comprehensive hospital based examinations and documents such in a timely manner.
  • Evaluates and treats orthopaedic conditions and relevant medical comorbidities within his/her scope including: routine, urgent and emergency conditions within the hospital and emergency department
    • Specifically: wound assessment and local care; fracture reduction/temporary immobilization, application of splints and dressings; interpretation of imaging, vital signs and lab studies, and evolving/changing clinical conditions
  • Effectively communicates history and findings with responsible HOT physician on a daily basis
  • Communicates effectively with their APP colleagues to keep them up to date on the status of their patient census. This includes changes in status, laboratory or diagnostic results, or new communications with other services.
  • Provides robust, ongoing, professional communication of the orthopaedic care plan with additional providers on the patient’s care team.
  • Facilitates patients discharge planning including referrals to appropriate agencies and/or post-acute care facilities
  • Assists within his/her scope of practice within the OR including first assist duties and closing operative wounds
  • Conducts daily hospital rounds and regularly updates patient family members on status
  • Writes orders and progress notes
  • Enrolls new patients into PMD/charge capture software with necessary demographic data and ICD-10 diagnosis codes in a timely manner
  • Enters charges within PMD/charge capture software

CLINIC DUTIES (not all inclusive)

  • APP facilitates clinic throughput working synergistically with HOT surgeon by:
  • Evaluates patient concerns
  • Exams patient
  • Assesses/interprets imaging studies
  • Implements and communicates care plans
  • Documents visits as required
  • Assists with patient requested document completion, as able, within APP scope and capacity


Essential Functions: Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and hand-eye coordination. Requires standing and walking for extensive periods. Requires occasional stooping, bending, and lifting over 50 pounds. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Requires working under stressful conditions.

Marginal Functions: May be required to stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or climbing stairs.  Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and physicians.

Accommodations: Combination of medical office, hospital environment.  Some travel by plane/car as required for this position.

Environmental Factors: May be exposed to extreme cold, toxic or caustic chemicals.  Exposure to blood and/or other bodily fluids and communicable diseases. OSHA Category: I


Experience: One (1) year experience in orthopaedics preferred. One year First Assistant experience preferred. OR Experience Required.

Education: Master’s degree from a regionally accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practioner program required. Surgical First Assist required or the ability to obtain within one year from hire.

Special Qualifications:
  • NCCPA Board Certification required.
  • Must maintain BLS certification. 
  • Current State and DEA Licensure required.
  • Position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include, nights, weekends and holidays.
  • May require irregular work hours depending on the needs of the organization.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).

Required Credentials – NCCPA Board Certification Required, BLS Certification Required, DEA License Required

Contact Information –
Wayne Folds

Posted 5/10/23