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Our Surgical provider team has an opening for a Physician Assistant to join a team of 4 PAs and a group of surgeons providing care to a diverse patient population in an inpatient surgical service at Brockton Hospital.
Clinical responsibilites include direct patient care, case mix is mostly general and vascular.
Scheduled for 12 hour shifts and provide 24 hours weekend coverage every 3 weeks.

-Round on patients, manage care including diagnostic tests, labs, x-rays, medications.
-Conducts minor procedures, including: chest tubes, indwelling venous and arterial catheters, nasogastric tubes, bladder catheters, minor wound debridement and removal of drains, repair of lacerations and I&D of abscesses.
-Initiates appropriate emergency care as needed.
-Functions as first or second assistant in the OR as necessary, backup to interns and residents.
-Perform appropriate history and physical examinations and plan of care on Emergency Department consults and admissions to the surgical service.

Requirements:
-Graduate of an approved Physician Assistant program; Bachelors Degree required, Masters Degree preferred. -Must have current valid Massachusetts license and be prescriptive eligible.

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.