Surgical Physician Assistant

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New London, CT
Dec 5, 2019

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Job Description

Overview

Surgical Physician Assistant - Lawrence & Memorial Hospital - New London, CT

The primary function of a Surgical Physician Assistant (PA) is to provide comprehensive care to patients in collaboration with physicians in the perioperative setting. Each PA has a designated supervising physician as outlined by Connecticut General Statute Sec. 20-12. Exemplifies behaviors reflecting Service Excellence and support of the Strategic Dimensions by modeling the Core Success Factors as described in the Performance Review.

 

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.


EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Clinical Practice:
    • 1.1 Provides first and second assisting in General Surgery and other surgical subspecialties as needed and demonstrates proficiency in a variety of surgical techniques, depending on surgical specialty assigned, which includes but is not limited to knot tying, suturing, skin closure, sterile technique, maintaining exposure of the surgical site, laparoscopic surgical technique and anticipating surgeon needs.
  • 2. Education
    • 2.1 Identifies information needs of team members, patients and families. Provides related teaching and education to unit nurses and PA students.
  • 3. Patient Safety
    • 3.1 Immediately reports any concerns about patient safety to manager and/or Adminstration.
  • 4. Operations
    • 4.1 Follows all NEMG policies and procedures.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

Graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant/Associate program required. Certified as a Physician Assistant/Associate by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Must hold a valid Connecticut medical license, Connecticut Controlled Substance Registration and Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Certification.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

One (1) to two (2) years prior surgical experience is preferred but not required

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

 

Excellent clinical, interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

 

PHYSICAL DEMAND

 

MMR is required. Varivax (chicken pox vaccine) or evidence of prior chicken pox is required. Hepatitis B (or signed declination) is required for those with potential exposure to blood/body fluids. Tdap and influenza vaccination are strongly encouraged. Must be able to withstand the rigors of being on call for long hours. Frequent exposure to blood/body fluids, communicable diseases, biohazards, and other hazardous conditions. Must be able to withstand physically demanding positions for extended periods including but not limited to standing, sitting, walking, bending, stooping, and twisting.

 

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Job Info

Job: 14661

Department: LMP Surg Phys Assts
Category: ADVANCED PRACTICE
Sub Category: CLINICAL PROF
Status: Full Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: AM/PM
Hours: 40

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