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The Hospital of Central Connecticut is an acute-care community teaching hospital with campuses in New Britain and Southington. The Hospital of Central Connecticut strives for a balance of career and lifestyle. We offer a stimulating work environment that inspires Excellence, Safety, Caring, and Integrity. Join us in our vision to be nationally respected for patient care and most trusted for personalized coordinated care.

Surgical Services:
The Hospital of Central Connecticuts Surgical Services is a growing department which covers General, Thoracic, Vascular, Orthopedics, Robotics service lines. This team has an established record of excellence, with multiple training resources including Physician Assistant training program that has been in existence for over25 years, and still retains the founding members. Newly graduated Advanced Practitioners or established will find the resources and support to succeed.

Job Summary:
Surgical Services Physician Assistants are responsible for various functions including first assisting in the Operating room. Advanced Practitioners will work in collaboration and under the supervision of Physician and Surgeons. They will be responsible for procedures including, but not limited to, chest tubes, central lines, sutures, and wound care.

Shift:
Full-time Per Diem.

QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Education:
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 Graduates must possess a temporary permit and are subject to the applicable provisions of CT State law.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS

Experience:
3+ years working as a Physicians Assistant, First Assistant in the operating room is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
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; knowledge AORN recommended practices and procedures. 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;
PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISION MAKING
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.
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