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Stamford Health has an immediate need for a Chief Physician Assistant with robotic skills to work in the Surgical Specialties at Stamford Hospital. This is a full-time position 1.0 FTE (37 1/2 hours per week) requiring clinical work and supervision. The Chief PA provides liaison functions between PAs, staff physicians in surgery, administration, other departments and external groups. A minimum of 5 years’ experience in surgery is required. Robotic experience is highly preferred. Surgical services that are supported include Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology and Urology.
- Performs the duties of the clinical functions of a Physician Assistant in surgery.
- Recognize patients who require immediate attention of a physician, and, when necessary, initiate, without supervision, emergency medical treatment.
- Provide clinical management of the surgery patient in the acute care setting
- Act as first assistant in the operation room.
- Develop and implement treatment plans in conjunction with physician.
- Provide education, instruction and counseling as indicated.
- Notify the attending physician of all significant patient problems. Collaborate with attending and nursing staff to solve problems as soon as possible.
- Anticipate the needs of patients and physicians when completing routine or special assignments.
- Manage time and complete all assigned patients rounds prior to end of the shift, including sign-out.
- Participates in Surgical Rounds, Grand Rounds and other CME programs.
- Serves as liaison to the division and departmental leadership.
- Develop and administer hospital policies for PAs. Assures safe implementation of protocols
- Manages and updates the PA schedules, on-call and overtime. This includes PTO, approvals of time in Kronos and reporting of time.
- Performance evaluations of all direct reports.
- Recruits and trains PAs on clinical procedures and patient care. Defines job expectations and monitors productivity.
- Develops and implements competencies for PAs.
- Resolve scheduling conflicts and cover gaps if no other options are available.
- Ensure compliance with JACAHO standards including OSHA, and quality monitoring reports as required.
- Develops and implements process improvement for the PA group.
- Coordinates clinical education to student practitioners from affiliated entities.
- Works on quality improvement programs.
- Works with physician staff to recommend, evaluate procedures, new technology and supplies for the hospital.
- Works within budget allocations.
The ideal candidate must have:
- Connecticut State Licensed Physician Assistant and Board Certification are required
- Certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ACLS)
- Proficiency in all procedures, techniques and skills approved in the delineation of privileges
- Minimum of 5 years prior surgical experience as a PA is required
- Prior management/leadership experience strongly preferred
- Robotic experience is highly preferred but will train on site (as it is a requirement of the position)