Physician Assistant - General Surgery Per Diem as needed


  • Location: Springfield, MA
  • Posted: May 15, 2019

Job Description


This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a cohesive surgery team of surgical Physician Assistants who work under the direction and supervision of orthopedic surgeons. This position is ideal for a self-motivated and experienced PA who wants to maximize their skill set. The role includes coverage of elective and trauma orthopedic patients with ER and OR coverage, including the ability to evaluate surgical patients and communicate effectively with hospital staff. This position will require technical skills and knowledge to master first assisting in the orthopedics and at times cross covering first assisting in multiple surgical specialties. Experienced candidates are preferred for the full time position, but we are willing to train the right candidate.
Participates in the preparation of patients for surgery. Such duties may include but are not limited to: Assessment and documentation of history and physicalsEducation of patients regarding procedures
Participates during the surgical intervention as a First Assistant to the Surgeon. Such duties may include but are not limited to:Positioning patientSkin preparationAdministration of local anestheticsProvide for surgical exposure, surgical dissections, layer closure of wounds, harvesting autologenous graft, activation of immobilization devices, and assist with radiographic equipment.
Participates in the care of the post-operative patient. Such duties may include but are not limited to:Providing immediate intervention related to the operative procedure medical and surgical management. Providing patients and family with patient education when necessary

Provides first assist services for elective and trauma orthopedics and at times cross covering first assisting in multiple surgical specialties.

Participates in and attends weekly and monthly educational programs provided by the medical center.

Employment Type


  • Part time

Schedule Information


Schedule: Rotating Shift

Sisters of Providence Health System

271 Carew Street
Springfield, MA 01102

Opened: 1873

Phone: (413) 748-9601

Fax: (413) 748-9601

Web: http://www.mercycares.com

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