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Physician Assistant - Cardiothoracic Surgery

UConn Health
Farmington, Connecticut 06030
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Physician Assistant - Cardiothoracic Surgery

 

UConn Health is looking for two (2) highly skilled Physician Assistants with surgical experience and a passion for patient experience. These positions are accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in delivery of direct clinical care services in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

 

Benefits of this position include:

          Competitive pay structures

          Industry leading, affordable access to medical, dental, vision, life and retirement benefits

          Tuition waivers and reimbursements for self and dependents

          Easy access to I-84, Route 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: full-time 40 hour per week salaried position, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

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

          Makes 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 such as suturing, splintering, and casting

          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:

General Experience:

          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.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:

          Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain Connecticut Controlled Substance Registration for Practitioners issued by the State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection.

          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 relevant registration and/or certification.

 

PREFERRED REQUIREMENT:

          Two or more years of work experience as a Physician Assistant in Cardiothoracic Surgery as part of patient population mix

 

TO APPLY:

https://jobs.uchc.edu/. Search code 2021-194

 

UConn Health is an Affirmative Action Employer, in addition to an EEO and M/F/V/PWD/PV employer. UConn Health has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and people with disabilities. Individuals requiring special accommodations in the application process should notify Human Resources at 860-679-2426 or TDD 679-2242. Any information on positions should be addressed to: UConn Health, Department of Human Resources, P.O. Box 4035, Farmington, CT 06034-4035 or (860) 679-2426 or jobs@adp.uchc.edu.

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Posted: 2021-04-27 Expires: 2021-05-27

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