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Signature Healthcare Physician Assistant, Critical Care Unit in Brockton, Massachusetts

Signature Healthcare is recruiting for a full-time Physician Assistant. The Physician Assistant who by virtue of advanced training and experience, is qualified to function in a collaborative role with the attending surgeon in the Critical Care Unit of the hospital. Under the leadership of the Attending Physician, this role provides comprehensive management of acutely or critically ill patients that require intensive monitoring.

REQUIREMENTS:

+ + Graduate of an approved Physician Assistant program.

  • 3-5 years’ experience in an acute-care setting.

  • Must maintain current certification in basic cardiac life support and advanced cardiac life support.

  • Certification in advanced trauma life support preferred

PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborating with the clinical team.

  • Documenting the medical plan.

  • Providing routine medical management of inpatient care including ordering of diagnostic tests, labs, x-rays, medications (within the scope of the PA license), nutrition and follow up on test results.

  • Conduct minor procedures (under the direction and supervision of the Attending Physician), 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 until the arrival of the supervising physician.

Founded as Brockton Hospital in 1896, the Hospital is the oldest and largest inpatient facility in its service area. We are a community-based non-profit teaching hospital, providing a full range of clinical services. We maintain a major teaching affiliation with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and are fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

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