Physician Assistant, Thoracic Surgery

Physician Assistant, Thoracic Surgery

Dartmouth-Hitchcock is pleased to announce an opening for an experienced Physician Assistant in the Section of Thoracic Surgery. The successful candidate will first assist in the operating room for all thoracic surgery procedures, including open, VATS and robotic surgery. The candidate will be proficient in standard surgical technique, robotic or VATS experience is beneficial.  Additional responsibilities include the care of inpatients in the post-operative period, providing and coordinating care and education of patients and families in the clinic, and coordinating care at home. Work in the outpatient clinic setting provides opportunities to assist with evaluation of elective, urgent and emergent patients.

In addition, there are ample opportunities to be involved in research as well as clinical teaching our General Surgery Residents as well as in our PA Residency Program.  A faculty appointment through Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth will be requested. 

We are seeking a provider who will:  

  • Be team-oriented, multi-taskers with a great willingness to learn and hone their skills.
  • Work during the week, take call and round 1 weekend a month and cover holidays; no mandatory in-house call 
  • Enjoy teaching and mentoring the next generation of Thoracic Surgery PAs

We offer:

  • Onboarding program and mentorship, with full robotic bedside assist training
  • Proficiency in thoracentesis, pigtail and chest tube placement and bedside ultrasound techniques
  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive benefits package to include health, dental, vision and malpractice insurance, retirement plan and CME allowance

The Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system stretches over New Hampshire and Vermont and offers the quintessential New England experience.  This beautiful area combines history, industry and business and has been ranked consistently as one of the best places in the US to live and work. Anchored by the academic Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. The system includes the NCI-designated Norris Cotton Cancer Center, the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the acclaimed Dartmouth Institute, with four affiliated hospitals and 30 Dartmouth-Hitchcock ambulatory clinics across the region. With destinations like Boston, New York, the seacoast and ski country within driving distance, the opportunities - both career and personal - truly make New Hampshire the ideal place to work and play. 

Cover letters should be addressed to: 
David Finley, MD
Section Chief, Thoracic Surgery
Dartmouth- Hitchcock 

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduate of accredited Physician Assistant program

Required Licensure/Certification Skills:
NCCPA certification
PA license in the State of New Hampshire
DEA registration

Dartmouth-Hitchcock is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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