Physician Assistant - General Surgery
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UConn Health is looking for a highly skilled Physician Assistant with a passion for patient experience. This position is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in delivery of direct clinical care services.
Benefits of this position include:
$10,000 sign-on bonus
Lump sum shift bonuses for off shifts, weekends and holidays.
Industry leading, affordable access to medical, dental, vision, life and retirement benefits
Easy access to I-84, Rte 9 and surrounding Greater Hartford communities
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 FT-40 hour per week salaried position with rotating shifts including days, nights, weekends and holidays with additional on call responsibilities.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Provides a broad range of diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive health care services including initial assessment and ongoing medical care
Works with considerable independence as a member of an interdisciplinary health care team
Takes medical histories, examines and treats patients/offenders, orders and interprets laboratory tests and x-rays; formulating diagnoses and treatment plans and prescribing medications and monitoring responses to medications and adjusting accordingly
Documents and records progress notes and notifies attending physician of significant problems
Performs medical rounds to observe and document pertinent progress of hospitalized patients/offenders
Orders referrals to specialists as necessary
Responds to emergency situations
Counsels and instructs patients/offenders in preventive care and health issues such as effects of nutrition, exercise and prescribed treatments
Performs minor surgical procedures
Orders medical devices as necessary
Attends in-service training programs on various health care services and treatment in conformance with mandated licensure requirements
Provides education and/or instruction to various health care staff members
Educates patients/offenders, and guardians regarding disease process
Communicates to agency health care staff and community providers change in patient/ offender well-being, treatment plan, medication side effects, and appropriateness of daily activities
May serve on hospital committees
Performs all related duties as required
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Considerable knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Knowledge of different disciplines and disease states; knowledge of medication and their interactions and reactions. Physical assessment skills; counseling skills; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills. Ability to perform invasive procedures. Ability to work independently. Ability to work under pressure. Ability to formulate plans of care. Decision making ability.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain licensure as a Physician Assistant issued by the Connecticut State Department of Public Heath in accordance with the applicable Connecticut General Statutes.(Must obtain prior to start of employment)
Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain Connecticut Controlled Substance Registration for Practitioners issued by the State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection. (Must be obtained prior to start of employment)
Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain United States Drug Enforcement Administration Registration issued by the United States Federal Government.
Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain eligibility for participation in federal health care programs as defined in 42 U.S. 1320a-7b(f).
Incumbents in this class are required to possess and maintain NCCPA certification.
Incumbents in this class must complete 100 hours of CME every 2 years.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Two or more years of work experience as a Physician Assistant in General Surgery as part of patient population mix
FULL TIME MINIMUM EQUIVALENT 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.
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