Aug 23, 2023

Physician Assistant - Neurosurgery

  • University of Connecticut
  • Farmington, CT
Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner

Job Description

Job Detail Job Title: Physician Assistant - Neurosurgery Department: 81008-Surgery/Orthopedics Unit Location: Farmington FTE%: 1 Shift Rotating Search #: 2022-557 Closing Date: Recruiter: McNamara, Elizabeth Additional Links: This position is Benefit eligible; click here for an overview of available benefits. This position is covered by the UHP Bargaining Unit; click here to review the current UHP Contract. This position is in Salary group UHP-18; click here to review the current UHP Pay Plan. UConn Health is looking for a highly skilled Physician Assistant with experience in neurosurgery and a passion for patient experience. This highly desirable position is located in Farmington, CT  Benefits of this position include: $10,000 sign on bonus Lump sum shift bonuses for off shifts. Competitive pay Industry leading, affordable access to medical, dental, life and retirement benefits Tuition waivers and reimbursements for self and dependents Organizational culture focused on diversity and inclusion, innovation and patient experience State of the art, award winning campus environment with ideal parking   SCHEDULE: This is a salaried position, 40 hour work week, rotating shifts between days, nights, weekends and holidays with additional on call responsibilities. 8, 12 or 14 hour shifts.   EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Surgery – Assists attending surgeon and operating room personnel as needed to prepare patient for surgery; performs first assist duties in a neurosurgery, spine and craniotomies of types; close both deep and superficial wounds; writes post-operative orders according to the patient’s care plan and consistent with the standard of care; effectively communicates the relevant clinical information to the post-operative staff. Hospital- Independently conducts daily hospital rounds and neurosurgical surgical bedside procedures; writes orders and progress notes; evaluates and clarifies clinical conditions; formulates and implement treatment and therapeutics plans for hospitalized patients; handles discharge planning and dictates discharge summaries; respond to emergency department calls and provide initial care management decisions. Outpatient/Clinic Office & General- Completes thorough history and physical exanimations, providing a detailed and accurate history; assists in the formulation of treatment plans and monitors patients’ prescribes appropriate medication in accordance with the Delegation agreement; maintains continuity of care thru post-opt follow up visits; respond to calls; educates, screens and counsel patients, facilitates patient referrals to appropriate providers; participates in patient safety and quality assurance initiatives; participates in research studies; maintains active participation in own continued education and professional development; participates in training; performs other related duties.  MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant Program. Current unencumbered Physician Assistant License in the State of CT. ACLS certification     PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: Two (2) years Surgical Physician Assistant experience with at least one (1) year of neurosurgical experience. (Willing to train new grads)  SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Incumbents in this class must pass the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants certifying examination within two (2) years of graduation.   MINIMUM SALARY: $116,750 (More based on experience)   Why UConn Health UConn Health is a vibrant, integrated academic medical center that is entering an era of unprecedented growth in all three areas of its mission: academics, research, and clinical care. A commitment to human health and well-being has been of utmost importance to UConn Health since the founding of the University of Connecticut schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine in 1961. Based on a strong foundation of groundbreaking research, first-rate education, and quality clinical care, we have expanded our medical missions over the decades. In just over 50 years, UConn Health has evolved to encompass more research endeavors, to provide more ways to access our superior care, and to innovate both practical medicine and our methods of educating the practitioners of tomorrow.    Apply for this position

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