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Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner (APRN) - General Surgery Per Diem - Meriden

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Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Specialists


Meriden, CT

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Job Schedule: Per Diem
Standard Hours: 1
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: Mon - Friday

In collaboration with attending surgeon, this role is responsible for providing skilled health care to patients in a variety of clinical settings, and facilitating clinical management of patients by collaborating with attending surgeons, clinical nurses and other members of health care team. Scope of responsibility is to assess, plan, evaluate and treat human responses to actual or potential surgical problems utilizing appropriate practices, standards, protocols and guidelines.


§  Provides direct patient care for in office consultations, including assessment, work-ups, triage, procedures, emergency work-ins, and other patient care activities

§  Support surgeons when operating at ambulatory surgery center

§  Obtains and documents health history, performs and documents physical exam, and orders and interprets diagnostic tests 

§  Provides counseling to patients regarding diagnosis and expected course of treatment

§  Collaborates with physicians to provide appropriate direct care interventions within scope of practice

§  Collects, organizes, records, and discusses data as appropriate and uses sound clinical judgment based in best practice standards and evidence-based medicine

§  Prescribes pharmaceuticals according to patient needs and conducts appropriate patient follow-up & outreach

§  Ensures timely retrieval of laboratory and ancillary studies and diagnostic consultation reports

§  Consults with appropriate internal and external staff to make appropriate referrals for acute, chronic and preventive care

§  Coordinates patient care and visits with appropriate clinical and non-clinical staff

§  Documents patient health care files and completes appropriate forms according to HHC MG policies and procedures, including data collection and assessment plan based on patient needs and health care status

§  Carries out clinical interventions according to established plan of care and adapts actions based on changes in patients' needs

§  Counsels patients and their families with concern and empathy while respecting confidentiality and privacy

§  Initiates call-backs within 8 hours for urgent care; within 24 hours for triage messages 

§  Demonstrates commitment to ongoing education and improvement as evidenced by documentation of attendance at conferences, in-services, seminars, and committee meeting

§  Maintains active involvement with HHC MG’s Mid-level Provider Council

§  Contributes to the development of clinical policies, standardized procedures, and clinical pathways

§  Performs other related duties in support of efficient department operations and superior patient care

Shift – 7:00a-5:30 pm (4 10’s); Day off may not be fixed due to office and OR schedules. 

Outpatient vs OR: Approximately 3 days a month in an outpatient surgery center. 

Location: 455 Lewis Avenue Suite 216 Meriden, CT HHCMG GEN SURG MRDN455216


Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies. Certified Physician Assistant- PA-C

·        Current State of CT PA license with prescriptive authority and current DEA number & 100% attendance to maintain annual mandatory skill updates

·        2 years of experience in general surgery/colorectal surgery, ambulatory surgery or acute care setting for surgical care preferred

·        Excellent clinical management skills and proven ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and take lead when appropriate

·        Positive, customer-focused approach, with commitment to providing excellent patient care

·        Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Ability to communicate in other languages highly desirable

·        Ability to communicate technical information clearly to patients of all ages

·        Highly organized with demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize competing tasks with full autonomy

·        Knowledge of computer systems, including experience with medical software (IDX preferred)

·        Ability to adhere to HHC MG policies and standards of service as well as HIPPA requirements, OSHA regulations and Infection Control standards

·        Communicates tactfully and effectively and demonstrates a commitment to superior patient care

·        Establishes and maintains effective work relationships and an achievement-oriented attitude

·        Displays courtesy and helpfulness when interacting with all internal and external customers

·        Exhibits strong personal initiative and proactively acts to achieve goals beyond what is required or assigned

·        Supports new ideas and exercises flexibility as changes are initiated while promoting a team atmosphere of trust and professionalism

·        Completes requisite Risk Management training activities as required



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