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Serving the community since 1998, MidState Medical Center is a vibrant and progressive organization with a genuine concern for its patients, community, and employees alike. Earning top honors for quality stroke care and employing leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation, MidState provides the highest quality level of care while also being the only hospital in Connecticut to offer all private patient rooms and free parking for all patients and staff

Surgical Services:
MidState Medical Center has a well-established PA service working within the full spectrum of surgical services including General, Robotic, Bariatric, Thoracic, Vascular, ENT, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery and Urology.


Job Summary:
Provide coverage for Orthopedic, Neurosurgical, and
Urologic services
Fracture care including reduction, casting and splinting.
Perform Daily patient rounds and Implement therapeutic intervention
Exercise judgment on problems requiring consultation, referral or evaluation
Provide H+P and discharge summary for patients
Ordering diagnostic studies as part of clinical treatment plan
Performs various duties to assist surgeon in the OR
Perform and assist with bedside procedures
Display professional competency in the OR
Catheterization and catheter management
Identify and provide teaching for patients, families, and other health care providers

Shift: Full-time, nights, weekends and holidays.

REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Education:
Graduation from an ARC-PA accredited Physician Assistant Program

License and Certification:
Licensure in the State of Connecticut.
Certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants BLS required.
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 Physician Assistant, First Assistant in the operating room is preferred. This should not dissuade new graduates to apply as we understand work ethic supersedes experience in certain situations.
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. 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; well developed 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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