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Signature Healthcare is seeking a Physician Assistant for our Weight and Wellness Program located in Brockton, MA. The PA will work collaboratively with and report directly to the Bariatric Program Director. The ideal candidate will be a Physician Assistant/PA-C with a surgical background of 2 years and have a team approach mentality.
Benefits include:
24 days of paid time off
4 personal holiday days
One week of paid CME time off per calendar year
CME reimbursement of $1,500 per calendar year
Reimbursement of licensure renewal fees
Tuition assistance up to $2,500 per year
Group malpractice coverage provided by Signature Healthcare

The Bariatric Coordinator, PA responsibilities will include:
Act as first assistant in bariatric surgery procedures
Round on patients
Perform consultations in the ER as part of a shared call schedule
Receive training on nutrition counseling and weight management techniques
Coordinate support and pre-op weight loss groups
Assist with program marketing and outreach materials, educational materials, and web content and design
Communicate and work closely with practice assistants to ensure appropriate and accurate patient information is given to them and surgery approval is provided in a timely fashion
Act as an intermediary between physicians and staff
Assist with bariatric data management and coordination of MBSAQIP Accreditation
Coordinate and facilitate the preparation and execution of the MBSAQIP Accreditation and facility site visit for the Signature Medical Group and Brockton Hospital campuses

Requirements:

Graduate of an approved Physician Assistant program
Bachelors Degree required, Masters Degree preferred
Must have current valid Massachusetts license , MA CSR and Federal DEA
Minimum 2 years of surgical experience required



Signature Healthcare consists of Brockton Hospital, a 250+bed acute care hospital, and the Signature Medical Group, which is composed of 150 physicians and other direct care providers. Brockton Hospital has major teaching affiliations with both Tufts Medical Center and with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a prominent Harvard teaching hospital.
The Signature Healthcare is comprised of:

Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital (245 bed community hospital)
Signature Medical Group (150 employed physicians).

Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital
Founded as Brockton Hospital in 1896, the Hospital is the oldest and largest inpatient facility in its service area, which is designated as the city of Brockton and twenty-one surrounding municipalities. We strive to be recognized as the providers of choice by staff, patients, and the community.
We are a community-based non-profit teaching hospital, providing a full range of clinical services. We maintain a major teaching affiliation with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and are fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. We are a member of the Massachusetts Hospital Association and the American Hospital Association.

The hospital has 245 licensed beds, including a 29-bed hospital-based skilled nursing unit. Operation of this Transitional Care Unit began in 1997. In addition to providing medical/surgical, pediatric and obstetric services, the hospital offers inpatient and outpatient psychiatry, radiation oncology, cardiac catheterization, Level II nursery, and magnetic resonance imaging.

Signature Medical Group
Signature Medical Group (SMG) provides comprehensive healthcare services to patients of all ages, including primary care, more than 17 specialties, womens health, Urgent Care, and diagnostic care. SMG offers patients full scale lab and radiology services, including CAT Scan, Bone Density and Mammography. For over forty years, Signature Medical Group has been committed to providing quality care to patients in Greater Brockton and its surrounding communities.