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Steward Health Care System Physician Assistant - Operating Room in Fall River, Massachusetts

At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.

We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.

In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:






If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.

Physician Assistant Surgical Services

Job Summary

Under the general direction of the surgeons at Saint Anne's Hospital, the physician assistant manages patients in Outpatient, Inpatient and operating room settings.


• Communicate and coordinate effectively with supervising physician and other health professionals • Clearly communicate with patients and their families • Provide superior customer service to internal and external clients, customers, and patients • Identify and assess problems while interviewing and examining patients • Order and interpret lab and imaging studies, prescribe medications, complete paperwork, and formulate treatment plans in collaboration with supervising physician • Provide pre and post-operative patient education • Acts as surgical first assist for a variety of Neurosurgery and General Surgery procedures, both intracranial and spine • Management of inpatient and outpatient Neurosurgery and General Surgery issues, including perioperative care. • Works in a collaborative fashion along with supervising physician to manage post-operative patients in PACU, floor, or ICU • Covers some evening phone calls, assists supervising physician with rounds on weekends if needed, and may intermittently cover first call from answering service • Perform Basic and Advanced Life Support measures as necessary • Perform similar and related duties as requested by supervising physician • Participate in data collection and research as directed • Reports immediately to supervising physician any deviation of normal operations • Participates in Hospital Incident Reporting System and other risk management activities • Shall be accountable for abiding by all relevant hospital policies and procedures

  • Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.

    1. Commits to recognize and respect cultural diversity for all customers (internal and external).

    2. Communicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs and ages, utilizing interpreters when needed.

    Performs other duties as assigned


    (Examples: Ability to work independently and take initiative; Good judgment and problem solving skills; Communication skills; Interpersonal and organizational skills; Level of confidentiality)

  • Ability to make sound judgments and problem solve

  • Ability to work independently and take initiative.

  • Excellent Organizational and communication skills


  • Education: Graduation from an AMA accredited Physician Assistant Program required.

  • Experience (Type & Length): One year experience in a surgical program preferred.

  • Certification/Licensure: Massachusetts license to practice as a Physician Assistant required. Current BLS and ACLS certification required. Medical Staff office ensures DEA/MA Control substance licensure.

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