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Physician Assistant – General Surgery – Per Diem

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Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Specialists


Torrington, CT

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Job Schedule: Per Diem
Standard Hours: 1
Job Shift: Shift 1
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Charlotte Hungerford

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 122-bed, general acute care community hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for the 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut.  CHH offers personalized attention from an expert team of caregivers and physicians that utilize advanced technology and clinical partnerships in a convenient, safe and comfortable patient environment.


Physician Assistant Role Scope   

The physician assistant assists general surgeons, and orthopedic surgeons with pre, peri and post-operative management of surgical patients within inpatient, ambulatory, and OR settings. Responsibilities include:

  • Comprehensive inpatient services including daily rounds and surgical consultations, emergency room assessments of surgical patients, admissions and discharges for general surgery and orthopedic patients
  • Intraoperative first assist in the operating room for general surgery cases including but not limited to hernias, gull bladders, appendix, colon
  • Conducts physical exams, assesses health status, orders and interprets tests, prescribes medications, and treats illnesses including giving injections and suturing wounds
  • Monitors therapies and provides continuity of care
  • Triages patient calls and evaluates patient problems
  • Responds to emergencies including the use of CPR
  • Counsels patient/family on preventive health care
  • Documents patient information and care in medical record
  • Outpatient consultations may be included on a limited basis


Schedule: 10 hour shifts, days only  


Physician Assistant Qualifications  

  • Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant Master’s program
  • Licensed as a Physician Assistant in the state of Connecticut
  • Certification as a Physician Assistant
  • Surgical experience as a PA required


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