Physician Assistant (FT), Plastic Surgery

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Associate Provider
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190003N0 Requisition #

The Section of Plastic Surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center i seeking a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner to provide care to plastic surgery patients. Care will be supervised by attending physicians and clinical responsibilities will be shared with the residents. The primary function of this role will be to care for inpatients and patients in the operating room with ample opportunity for surgical experience, as well as opportunities in the emergency department. The hours for this role are flexible, but primarily will be four days per week (Monday – Friday) with a rotating day off.  his position does include periodic weekend or night call.

This full time benefited position offers a generous salary with dedicated CME time and funds. An academic appointment at The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth will be requested.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Patient Admissions: H&P and order entry
  • Round on patients with the resident physicians
  • Document patient progress
  • Communicate patient updates to attending physicians
  • Enter, review and update orders 
  • Request consultations for other services: work up, follow through on recommendations
  • Determine and order diagnostic tests: follow through on results and communicate with team
  • Produce discharge documentation: instructions, orders, summaries, prescriptions
  • Be accessible, available and visible to staff (attending, residents, nursing)   Participate in formal handoff
  • Provide consultations to patients as requested by hospital staff
  • Function as first assistant in Operating Room; Obtain surgical consent
  • Perform procedures: VAC dressing changes, suture and drain removal, drainage of seroma or hematoma, foreign body removal, removal of superficial hardware, simple suturing, wound debridement
  • Assist with evaluation and management of patients in clinic
  • Participate in Quality Improvement and other section projects
  • Participate in CME
  • Assist with student education and new employee orientation
  • Act as a clinical resource on plastic surgery to others in the hospital
  • Provide patient education
  • Serve as patent advocate
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary team
  • Communicate treatment plans to other care providers
  • Adhere to schedule guidelines
Requirements for Nurse Practitioners:
RN and APRN currently (or eligible) licensed in NH.  Successful completion of an approved NP program.  Master's Degree required.
 
Requirements for Physician Assistant:
Current (or eligible) certification to practice as a Physician's Assistant in the state of New Hampshire.  Academic preparation at the Master's level required.

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