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Orthopaedic Surgery APP Fellowship
  • Requisition ID #: 24395
  • Job Category: Advanced Practice Providers (APP)
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Experience Level: Entry Level
  • City, State: Milwaukee, WI
  • Work Location: Froedtert Hospital
  • Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Education: Masters Degree

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Position Description:


  • Application deadline for the start date of September 1: January 31.
  • Internal Review of applications reviewed on a rolling basis
  • Interviews: Feb-Early March
  • Acceptance notification deadline: March 31

How to Apply

  • Complete this Human Resources application.
  • Submit to Human Resources by the above due date:
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Education Transcript for nurse practitioner or physician assistant education
    • Copy of BCLS card (must be American Heart Association issued)
    • Three letters of recommendation (at least one from your program faculty and one from a physician)
    • One-page statement of interest in postgraduate fellowship training

:         APRN and PA Post-Graduate Fellowship: Orthopaedic Surgery

Practice Location:                Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Community memorial Hospital, and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Workweek:             Position requires flexibility with respect to scheduling and may include days, nights, weekends, and holidays based on fellowship course schedule.


Department of Orthopaedic Surgery:

  • APRN/PA Fellowship Program Director: Monica Ryan, PA-C

  • APRN/PA Fellowship Associate Program Director: Keenan Horness

  • APRN/PA Fellowship Senior Medical Director: Dr. Gregory Schmeling

  • APRN/PA Fellowship Associate Medical Director: Dr. Cameron Best

  • Primary Supervising/Collaborative Physician: Dr. Gregory Schmeling

Office of Advance Practice:

  • MCW APRN/PA Fellowship Director:  Sarah Vanderlinden, MPAS, PA-C

  • MCW APRN/PA Fellowship Administrator: Julie Raaum, DNP, APRN

Supervises:  None


  Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Provides specialty health care services within defined scope of practice in collaboration with a licensed physician and in accordance with MCW/FMLH policies and procedures.

Position Purpose

The Medical College Physician’s APRN/PA Fellowship is a 12-month training program that teaches APP fellows to become highly skilled in the multidisciplinary, collaborative, and evidence-based management of complex and challenging patients. It is an innovative 12-month curriculum composed of in-person didactics, online classrooms, simulation, proctored procedures and mentored clinical rotations.

APRN/PA Fellowship Program in Orthopaedic Surgery (Include fellowship program specific information here)

APRN/PA fellows will have rotations in Total Joints, Foot and Ankle, Upper extremity, sports medicine, spine, rheumatology, radiology, and Ortho Urgent Care.  Cumulative experience will include injury assessments, ambulatory care, inpatient management, and surgical responsibilities.


Preferred Schedule:

Position Requirements:



Education Requirements


Minimum Education:

Advanced Practice Nurse

Master’s Degree or higher in Nursing

Physician Assistant

Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Physician Assistant Studies


Prior Experience:


  • Zero years of experienced required



Certifications / Licenses

(Must be current and maintained)

Department Specific Certifications / Licenses

Advanced Practice Nurse

  • Wisconsin RN license
  • Wisconsin Advance Practice Nurse Prescriber License
  • Certification as Advance Practice Nurse





Physician Assistant

  • Wisconsin PA license
  • Certification by NCCPA




Medical Knowledge

  • Makes appropriate decisions based on education, analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment.

  • Uses methods that effectively solve difficult problems, explores available resources for answers, identifies obscure problems.

    Patient Care

  • Uses time effectively and efficiently.  Prioritizes.  Completes work by required deadlines.  Manages and coordinates a wide range of activities.

  • Focuses on essentials.  Identifies and manages critical needs, and appropriately postpones or delegates less critical activities.  Creates focus, identifies impediments to goals for care.

    Interpersonal and Communication Skills

  • Is approachable.  Listens.  Displays sensitivity, patience, diplomacy and tact in relationships.  Builds rapport.

  • Relates appropriately to a variety of people in all positions.  Creates effective team relationships. Diffuses high stress situations.

  • Writes clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings.  Creates effective documents and messages.

    Practice-based Learning and Improvement

  • Applies current research and evidence based practice guidelines to own practice.

  • Identifies personal strengths and areas for improvement. Seeks feedback.  Gains insight from mistakes.  Is open to constructive criticism and is not defensive. Is receptive to discussing areas for improvement.

    Systems-based Practice

  • Demonstrates functional and technical knowledge and skills to perform the work at the highest level of accomplishment.

  • Incorporates other resources in system to provide optimal health care.


  • Adheres to ethical principles.  Is widely trusted, direct and truthful.  Maintains patient confidentiality.  Keeps confidences. Owns mistakes.  Does not misrepresent self for personal gain.




    Employment in this position is contingent upon successfully passing

    1. Performs comprehensive histories and physical exams, identifies normal and abnormal findings, including physical, cognitive and psychosocial status.
    2. Orders and interprets laboratory and diagnostic tests.
    3. Develops pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical treatment plans.
    4. Monitors effectiveness of plan of care.
    5. Educates patients on disease and treatment plans.
    6. Performs procedures as trained and appropriately credentialed.
    7. Documents within the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and completes other necessary documents.
    8. Collaborates and/or consults with physicians and other health care providers as appropriate.
    9. Educates, counsels, and assists patients and families regarding current health problems, health maintenance activities and preventive behaviors.


    Fellowship Expectation:

    Advanced Assessment
    : Elicits, selects, and integrates information in the care of patients.

    Differential Diagnosis: Makes and prioritizes real and potential conditions based on available data and the complexity and severity of patient condition.

    Outcomes Identification: Formulates goals and outcomes using scientific evidence that are consistent with the patient’s wishes and present and potential capabilities.

    Plan of Care:  Develops, prescribes, and/or modifies an outcomes-focused plan of care with an interprofessional team targeting health care that may be restorative, curative, rehabilitative, maintenance for patients with complex needs.

    Implementation of Treatment: Identifies, prescribes, performs or delegates therapeutic interventions.

    Evaluation of Care:  Demonstrates ongoing evaluation of plan of care, recognizing patient response to therapy and change in condition, making modifications and assimilation of care team recommendations.

    Background, criminal history and caregiver misconduct check in accordance with the Wisconsin Caregiver Background Check Law



    Manual Dexterity:                  Work requires accuracy and moderate speed.

    Physical Effort:                      Work requires considerable variety of steady active physical exertion with some and/or continuous standing or walking.                                                                                                                    

    Working Conditions:             May include exposure to conditions requiring the use of personal protective equipment.                 

    Hazards:                                   Exposure to hazards that may result in short-term work-related absences.  Exposure to blood-borne pathogens and hazardous materials.


    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by most people assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and requirements.  Scheduling flexibility is required to accommodate changing business needs.


About MCW
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is one of the largest healthcare employers in Wisconsin. We are a distinguished leader and innovator in the education and development of the next generation of physicians, scientists, pharmacists and health professionals; we discover and translate new knowledge in the biomedical and health sciences; we provide cutting-edge, collaborative patient care of the highest quality; and we improve the health of the communities we serve.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.