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Backus Hospital is a 213-bed Hospital in Norwich Connecticut with numerous off-site locations, over 300 expert physicians offering a wide range of healthcare services. The Backus Hospital Emergency Department serves more than 60,000 people per year. This community hospital has been recognized by the American College of Radiology, American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer, College of American Pathologists, Joint Commission, American College of Surgeons, and The National Accreditation of Breast Centers.

Enjoy career within a growing collaborative surgical team of 9 surgical Physician Assistants. This team takes tremendous pride in a family like atmosphere filled with both new graduates and seasoned veterans. Members of this Surgical Physician Assistant team have autonomy while caring for complex patients and hands on experience with surgical specialties including:
General Robotic Plastics
Trauma Colorectal Genitourinary
Orthopedics Gynecologic More!

Full-time schedule is 40hrs/week from 6:30a.m. 4:30p.m., with the option of taking call from home, or from an amenity filled suite within the hospital.
The team works in the Operating Room with floor coverage for multiple specialties.
This service is growing to offer 24/7 coverage which opens up avenues for career advancement opportunities.
Market competitive benefits, compensation, retirement and more.
New graduates welcomed with training, mentorship, and extended on-boarding!


Graduation from an ARC -PA accredited Physician Assistant Program

License and Certification:
Licensure for Physician Assistant in the State of Connecticut: Certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants preferred. BLS and ACLS Required. TNCC preferred. New Grads must possess a temporary permit and are subject to the applicable provisions of CT State law.


3+ years working as a Physicians Assistant, First Assistant in the OR preferred.

Ability to read and understand oral and written instructions, and effectively communicate information. Basic computer skills (including opening/reading email, basic internet use).
Considerable knowledge of anatomy and physiology; knowledge of the surgical procedures performed in the various surgical specialties and subspecialties 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; considerable interpersonal skills; ability to work independently; ability to work under pressure.

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 know what matters most when it comes to building a career you can be proud of. State of the art technology. Education. Quality. Coordinated patient care. And plenty of room to grow. You'll find all of these things within Hartford HealthCare, the largest, most comprehensive integrated health system in Connecticut. At Hartford HealthCare, clinical education and research are supported to bring the latest technology and discoveries, clinical excellence and innovation to the patient and community. And to provide physicians access to a wealth of expertise and resources. Hartford HealthCare aspires to be the next generation of integrated health systems, marked by strong patient focus, heightened efficiency, consistent quality performance and open, collaborative sharing of best practices. All of the partner organizations within Hartford HealthCare are united by this vision. Our partners include tertiary care and community hospitals, regional behavioral health centers, a statewide network of clinical laboratories, a large multispecialty physician practice, a regional home care system, comprehensive senior services, a rehabilitation network and more.