Physician Assistant

  • Danbury Hospital
  • Norwalk Hospital Norwalk Connecticut US
  • Posted: Jan 16, 2019
Other Allied Health

Job Description

Western Connecticut Medical Group is seeking a full-time Surgical Physician Assistant (PA) with teaching responsibilities at Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, CT. It is a great opportunity to have an active role supervising our Surgical Residents, work on the floor and actively in the OR. This position includes overnight and weekend in house call.

Comprised of three hospitals, Danbury, Norwalk and New Milford, Western Connecticut Medical Group, and Western Connecticut Home Care, we are a healthcare network that's built for the people we serve. We take care to put the patient at the center. We take pride in not only treating the sick, but also in keeping you well. We are Western Connecticut Health Network. And we know you well.

Work for Us

Working for Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN), comprised of Danbury Hospital; New Milford Hospital; Norwalk Hospital; Western Connecticut Medical Group; and Western Connecticut Home Care, you can make a meaningful difference in the lives of other people. At the same time, you will grow your own skills and expertise - while simultaneously being well rewarded for doing so.

Job Summary:

The Surgical Physician Assistants employed by Western CT Medical Group function under the supervision of the attending surgeon with ultimate responsibility to the Chairman, Department of Surgery. Surgical service coverage encompasses general surgery as well as surgical subspecialties including: Thoracic, Vascular, Urology, Colo-rectal, Bariatrics, Plastic & Reconstructive surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Gynecological surgery, and the SICU. Responsibilities include:

·         history and physical examinations

·         OR assisting

·         all-inclusive pre- and post-operative care of patients

·         active participation on the trauma team

·         Participate in the education and hands-on training of PA residents and PA students and medical students during surgical rotations at Norwalk Hospital

 

Job Requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree.
  • Graduate of an approved PA Program and a post-graduate training program in surgery or at least one year surgical or equivalent work experience
  • Knowledge of surgical critical care, preferred.
  • Current Certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
  • PA licensure by the State of Connecticut
  • CT Controlled Substance and DEA Registration
  • ATLS, ACLS & BLS certification are required. ATLS training will be scheduled as necessary.
  • Ability to work 40 control hours. Hours are 7:30 am – 4 pm Monday – Friday plus availability for overnight and weekend in house call

 

for further information on job # 16305, contact amy.rosoff@wchn.org


Western Connecticut Health Network and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers.  This philosophy calls for equal opportunities for employment, training, and advancement regardless of sex, race, creed, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, religion, disability, sexual orientation or any other status protected by law.