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Excellence, Safety, Caring, Integrity.What do you value?
Join us at Backus Hospital as we live our values every day. As part of Hartford HealthCare we create a better future for healthcare in Connecticut and beyond. By embodying these values we have become nationally respected for patient care and most trusted for personalized coordinated care. Come be part of something special!

Backus Hospital
For more than 118 years, Backus Hospital has been the primary source of healthcare services for much of Eastern Connecticut. Backus is home to the only trauma center in New London and Windham counties, and is the only area hospital with LIFE STAR helicopter services. The Hospital delivers and coordinates a continuum of high-quality healthcare with the goal of improving the health of its communities.

Job Summary
Advance Practitioners enjoy an Innovative, fast-paced care environment working directly with the bariatric surgeon to assist with growing the Bariatric Services Departments at Backus Hospital, Backus Outpatient Care Center, and Windham Hospital. The Physician Assistant will work in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. Responsibilities include surgical first assist (laparoscopy, Da Vinci Xi, endoscopy, wound care), inpatient management, and post-operative care within Bariatric Surgery Administrative duties include data collection and input, assisting with bariatric seminars, work groups, participating in various hospital committees, and tracking of patient work ups. Possible assist with weekend rounding.

Advanced Practitioners Enjoy
Newly graduated and experienced Practitioners are trained with on the job, classroom, procedural training, and extensive support of Continuing Medical Education (CME) through active programming, reimbursement, and sponsored professional society memberships
Monday through Friday first shift scheduling
Licensure and certification reimbursement
Credentialing Privileges for Backus Hospital and Windham Hospital
Competitive salary
Professional development opportunities

Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant program required
Current Connecticut Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant license required
Strong computer skills including social media
First assist experience preferred
New Grads are welcome to apply!

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.