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Signature Healthcare Physician Assistant, Surgery in Brockton, Massachusetts

The Physician Assistant is a midlevel to senior level Practitioner who by virtue of advanced training and experience is qualified to function in a collaborative role with the attending surgeon in providing care to a diverse patient population in an inpatient surgical service.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Complete individual daily rounds on all inpatients and documentation of medical plan by writing daily notes.

  • Communicates on a daily basis with attending physicians regarding all patients.

  • Provides 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.

  • Works collaboratively with house staff and takes direction from senior house staff or senior resident on specific patient care duties.

  • Conducts 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

  • Functions as first or second assistant in the operating room as necessary, serving as backup to interns and residents.

  • Participates in weekly Surgical Clinic as needed.

  • Performs 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.

  • 2-3 years of experience preferred.

    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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