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Physician Assistant - OR Core - Surgical Services

Requisition ID:

21160574

Business Unit:

MidState Medical Center

Location:

Meriden, CT

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Description

Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: Days,Nights, Weekends and Holidays

Work where every moment matters.

Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.

MidState Medical Center

Serving the community since 1998, MidState Medical Center is a vibrant and progressive organization with a genuine concern for its patients, community, and employee’s alike. Earning top honors for quality stroke care, gold level recognition for organ donation, and employing leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation, MidState provides the highest quality level of care while also being the only hospital in Connecticut to offer all private patient rooms and free parking for all patients and staff.

 

Physician Assistant / Nurse Practitioner Role Scope    
Hartford HealthCare's Midstate Medical Center is seeking a Physician Assistant/ Nurse Practitioner to join a very enthusiastic team in the Surgical Services unit. The successful candidate will be responsible for various functions including first assisting in the operating room, rounding, bedside procedures and consults.  APPs will work in collaboration with a number of surgeons. The service currently covers General, Robotic, Bariatric, Thoracic, Vascular, ENT with some coverage of Orthopedics and Urology.

  • Perform Daily patient rounds and Implement therapeutic intervention
  • Exercise judgment on problems requiring consultation, referral or evaluation
  • Perform H&P and discharge summary for patients
  • Ordering diagnostic studies as part of clinical treatment plan
  • First assist surgeon in the OR
  • Perform and assist with bedside procedures
  • Display professional competency in the OR
  • Identify and provide teaching for patients, families, and other health care providers

Shift: Full-time, Rotating Schedule (Days, Nights, Weekends, Holidays)

Advanced Practitioners Enjoy

At Hartford HealthCare newly graduated and experienced providers are provided with the support and mentorship they need to succeed through on the job, classroom, and procedural training. Our benefits include: 

  • Extremely competitive salary
  • Matching 401k, tiered medical, dental, and vision plans 
  • Generous Paid-Time Off
  • Reimbursement for CME, professional society membership and licensure.
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Proven and effective onboarding with supportive ongoing mentorship 
  • Access to Hartford HealthCare’s Office of Advanced Practice - an internal organization committed to the growth and development of our Advanced Practitioners
  • Leadership development opportunities through Hartford HealthCare’s Professional Leadership Development Institute

Qualifications

Advanced Practitioner Requirements

  • Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant Program required
  • Licensed, or eligible to be licensed, as a Physician Assistant in the state of Connecticut
  • Certification or eligible to be certified as a Physician Assistant or National Board Certification as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse through AACN or ANCC.  
  • AGACNP Board Certification as an acute care nurse practitioner and / or critical care AP experience.
  • RNFA (RN First Assist) Certification

 

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS
Experience:

3+ years working as a First Assistant in the operating room is preferred. Robotic training is a plus.This should not dissuade new graduates to apply as we understand work ethic supersedes experience in certain situations.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to read and understand oral and written instructions, and effectively communicate information.  Considerable knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Knowledge of the surgical procedures performed in the various surgical specialties and the supplies and equipment used in those specialties. Knowledgeable in practices involved in patient care as it relates to different disciplines and disease states. Knowledge of medications and their reactions and interactions; Counseling skills; well developed interpersonal skills; ability to work independently; ability to work under pressure.

 

PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISION MAKING
Good problem solving and/or decision making skills.  Ability to make independent decisions. Ability to react and perform under strict timelines and/or emergency situations. Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.

 

We take great care of careers.

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth.  Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children.  We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.  Every moment matters.  And this is your moment.

 
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