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Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

General Information


Job title: Department of Colon & Rectal Surgery - PA / NP
Job location: Burlington, MA 01805 United States
Requisition code: Job ID #: 124660
Date posted: 04/01/13
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: Benefits Eligible, Competitive Compensation

Job Classification

Job Category:Physician Assistant

Job Description

Job description:
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center’s department of Colon & Rectal Surgery is seeking an experienced Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner to join the department.

In this position the Advanced Practice Clinician (APC) will be a key member of the patient care team providing a wide range of care for patients with varied colorectal diagnoses from initial evaluation and assessments, to postsurgical follow up in the outpatient setting.

Working in close collaboration with the medical staff, residents, fellows and other advanced practice team members you will actively participate in patient care, rounding on patients in the hospital, assisting medical staff manage patients as well as managing patients independently and becoming the primary care giver for certain patients populations in the clinic setting. You will coordinate postsurgical care and discharge planning, and educate patients to effectively reduce readmission rates. The advanced practitioner will work closely with the medical staff and receive on the job training and education by the staff in the evaluation, diagnosis, and management (including procedural performance) of colorectal diseases. The AHP will be trained to conduct a variety of outpatient procedures such as rigid anoscopy, hemorrhoidal ligation, drainage of abscess, wound management and potentially flexible sigmoidoscopy.

We are seeking an experienced APC committed to the practice of Colon & Rectal Surgery who can provide exceptional quality care to our patients, while working seamlessly with the staff. Prior experience is desired however recent graduates will be considered. Applicants must be graduates of an accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program and eligible for MA licensure.

The Colon & Rectal Department is comprised of 8 surgeons, 4 Advanced Practitioners and 2 nurses committed to excellence in patient care, innovative surgical techniques, clinical research, and medical education. Patients have access to the knowledge and expertise of board-certified specialists highly trained in all areas of colorectal surgery.

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, a 317 bed, state-of-the-art tertiary care , outpatient clinic, and Level II Trauma Center is a physician-directed, multi-disciplinary group practice of over 500 physicians fostering a collegial atmosphere with the support, collaboration and consultation of colleagues and clinical staff. Lahey Clinic maintains 12 ACGME accredited programs and 11 ACGME affiliated residency and fellowship programs in multiple sub-specialties. Lahey Clinic is a major teaching affiliate of Tufts Medical School.

We are located in Burlington, MA a scenic suburb 17 miles northwest of Boston and a short drive to the lakes, mountains, and shores of New England. Massachusetts offers excellent school and academic institutions, abundant cultural opportunities and outdoor activities for every season.

Join our team and our mission of excellence by applying today!

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
Additional qualities include a demonstrated ability to effectively and efficiently interact with all levels of staff, patients and their families. A collaborative practice style and dedication to the highest standards of quality patient centered care is essential.
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