Children's Hospital Boston Physician Assistant, Emergency Department in Boston, Massachusetts

Title Physician Assistant, Emergency Department

Department Medicine-Emergency Medicine

Job Posting Description At Boston Children’s Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It’s in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Pediatric Emergency Medicine team and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.

The Physician Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Working primarily with the pediatric emergency medicine attending physicians and fellows, as well as with pediatric and emergency medicine resident physicians.

  • Clinical reasoning, which includes clinical decision-making, critical thinking.

  • Evaluating practice and creating changes through research utilization and experiential learning.

  • Respecting the patient and family leading to compassionate and empathetic care.

  • Facilitating colleague, patient and family learning.

  • Working to promote and encourage optimal and realistic patient goals.

  • Systems Thinking: Body of knowledge that allows the physician assistant to manage and improve system resources.

To qualify, you must have:

  • A Master’s from a Physician Assistant program.

  • The ability to work in collaboration with emergency medicine physicians, nurses, mid level providers and administrative staff.

  • The analytical skills to resolve highly complex problems requiring the application of clinical, scientific or technical principles, theories and concepts and in-depth, cross-functional experience-based knowledge.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • A current license from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to practice as a Physician Assistant.

Under the direction of physicians, provides comprehensive healthcare services to patients with all types of conditions in the Emergency Department. Performs pre-op care including diagnosing patient condition and prescribing care including surgery, elicits histories, performs examinations, performs and interprets diagnostic studies, performs therapeutic procedures, instructs and counsels patients regarding physical and mental health issues, and responds to life-threatening situations. Develops care plans and prepares patients and families for patient discharge.

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.

Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Status Full Time

Shift Day






Standard Hours per Week 40

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