Physician Assistant, Surgery

Location: Brockton, Massachusetts
Date Posted: 05-23-2017
Our Surgical provider team has an opening for a Physician Assistant to join a team of 4 PAs and a group of surgeons providing care to a diverse patient population in an inpatient surgical service at Brockton Hospital. Clinical responsibilites include direct patient care, case mix is mostly general and vascular.  Scheduled for 12 hour shifts and provide 24 hours weekend coverage every 3 weeks. 
  • Round on patients,  manage care including diagnostic tests, labs, x-rays, medications.
  • Conducts minor procedures, including: chest tubes, indwelling venous and arterial catheters, nasogastric tubes,   bladder catheters, minor wound debridement and removal of drains, repair of lacerations and I&D of abscesses.
  •  Initiates appropriate emergency care as needed.
  • Functions as first or second assistant in the OR as necessary,  backup to interns and residents.
  • Perform appropriate history and physical examinations and plan of care on Emergency Department consults and admissions to the surgical service.

Requirements:
Graduate of an approved Physician Assistant program; Bachelors Degree required, Masters Degree preferred. Must have current valid Massachusetts license and be prescriptive eligible. 


Signature Healthcare is multi-specialty, not for profit hospital and physician group comprised of Brockton Hospital and Signature Medical Group, which is made up of more than 150 physicians practicing in 18 ambulatory locations. Signature Medical Group acts as a patient’s medical home, working with them to coordinate all their healthcare needs, as well as provide access to evidence based patient care and education and self management support. We are one of the only not-for-profit community based healthcare delivery systems in Southeastern MA providing the full range of high quality primary care, specialty care, hospital care and related ancillary services on a coordinated basis delivered at a low cost. We are an affiliate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at BIDMC and the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. Signature Healthcare is continuously recognized for the quality care patients experience when visiting with our doctors and nurses. Some of our most recent awards include being named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, receiving a national hospital safety score “A” rating as well as a Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group, being noted as a Top Hospital by US News & World Report, as well as winning a Women’s Choice Award for America’s Best Breast CentersMySignatureCare.org
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