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Physician Assistant or Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - Surgical Urology and Surgical Subspecialties

Company: Hartford HealthCare
Location: Ashaway
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Description Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details:
Work where every moment matters.

Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut's most comprehensive healthcare network.

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

Newly graduated Advanced Practitioners or established will find the resources and support to succeed.

Physician Assistant Role Scope:

Hartford HealthCare Backus Hospital is seeking a Physician Assistant to join their Surgical Subspecialty Inpatient Team. This team will have a primary focus on Urology but will also include Urogyn, OB/Gyn, Breast, and Plastic Surgery. The successful candidate will be responsible for various functions including first assisting in the operating room, rounding, bedside procedures and consults. - APPs will work in collaboration with a team of seven urologists and a lead urologic physician assistant.

  • Perform daily patient rounds and implement therapeutic intervention
  • Exercise judgment on problems requiring consultation, referral or evaluation
  • Perform admissions, consults and discharge of patients
  • Ordering diagnostic studies as part of clinical treatment plan
  • First assist surgeon in the OR with professional competency
  • Perform and assist with bedside procedures
  • Identify and provide teaching for patients, families, and other health care providers


    Shift: FULL TIME (40 HOURS) Coverage for Monday-Friday from 7-5pm. Shifts may include 5hr or 10hr work days. Weekend coverage will be required in the future. Flexibility required.

    At Hartford HealthCare newly graduated and experienced providers are provided with the support and mentorship they need to succeed through on the job, classroom, and procedural training. Our benefits include:

    • Extremely competitive salary
    • Matching 401k, tiered medical, dental, and vision plans
    • Generous Paid-Time Off
    • Reimbursement for CME, professional society membership, licensure, and malpractice
    • Team environment with robust staff
    • Proven and effective onboarding with supportive ongoing mentorship
    • Access to Hartford HealthCare's Office of Advanced Practice - an internal organization committed to the growth and development of our Advanced Practitioners
    • Leadership development opportunities through Hartford HealthCare's Professional Leadership Development Institute
    • Innovative, scalable staffing models, including consistent surgical teams

      Qualifications Advanced Practitioner Requirements

      • Graduation from an ARC-PA accredited Physician Assistant Program
      • Licensed, or eligible to be licensed, as a Physician Assistant in the state of Connecticut
      • Certification or eligible to be certified as a Physician Assistant.
      • 1+ years of working as a Physician Assistant, with urologic experience and OR ROBOTIC experience preferred. This should not dissuade new graduates to apply!
      • Considerable knowledge of anatomy and physiology; knowledge of the surgical procedures; knowledge AORN recommended practices and procedures. 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; considerable interpersonal skills; ability to work independently; ability to work under pressure.
      • AGACNP Board Certification as an acute care nurse practitioner and / or critical care AP experience. RNFA (RN First Assist) Certification required.

        We take great care of careers.

        About Hartford HealthCare

        With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. - Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge - helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. - We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. -Every moment matters. - And this is your moment.

Keywords: Hartford HealthCare, Warwick , Physician Assistant or Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - Surgical Urology and Surgical Subspecialties, Healthcare , Ashaway, Rhode Island

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