First Assist Surgical Physician Assistant (PA), FT/Days

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Job ID: 56695
Area of Interest: Professionals
Location: Towson, MD US
Hours of Work: Day Shift
Job Facility: UM St. Joseph Medical Center
Employment Type: Full Time
Shift: DAY
What You Will Do:

UM St. Joseph Medical Center (UM SJMC), a member of University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), is seeking a First Assist Surgical Physician Assistant to join our well-established practice.

Job Specifics:

  • Group covers
    • UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC)
    • UM St. Joseph Medical Center (UM SJMC)
    • UM Upper Chesapeake Health/Harford Memorial Hospital (UM UCH)
  • This position will primarily be based out of UM SJMC
  • Group comprised of 15 PA’s and MD’s
    • SJMC group comprised of 2 PA’s, 2 MD’s, and seeking a 3rd PA
  • Strictly a surgical position
    • Responsibilities include first assisting in multi-specialty surgeries
  • Hours to be available are 7:30am-5:30pm
    • Would only come in to the hospital if there is a case
    • If volume at the primary location is low, you may be asked to cover another facility
  • Call is 6 days a month
    • Mon-Fri: 5:30pm-7:00am
    • Sat-Sun: 7:00am-7:00am
  • EPIC as EMR
  • Employed by University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Group (UM SJMG)


  • Competitive Salary 
  • Malpractice with tail, CME, and loan repayment/forgiveness counseling

 A community hospital located in Towson, MD, University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center (UM SJMC) is a 263-bed Catholic hospital with more than 700 physicians on the medical staff. Its numerous areas of specialization include cardiology, cancer, orthopaedics, emergency care, obstetrics and gynecology, surgical services, diabetes, psychiatric services and wound healing.

Job Summary

The Physician Assistant provides high quality medical care to the patients of St. Joseph Medical Center as a member of the house staff. Performs Patient History & Physical Examinations. Evaluates the medical status of psychiatric patients. Writes orders under physician's supervision. Documents findings on appropriate designated forms.

What You Need to Be Successful:


 4 year / Bachelor's Degree: Physician Assistant (Required) Master's Degree (Preferred)

Certification / Licensure / Registration

BLS/ACLS Certification (Required)

HCCPA Re-certification exam every six years (Required)

Physician Assistant (Required)

Registration from Maryland State Board of Physician Quality Assurance (Required)

Experience and Skills

Must have at least 1 year of recent multispecialty first assist surgical PA experience
Preferred to have laparoscopic and robot experience 

Required Skills

Strong critical care patient management experience preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills as well as effective written and oral communication skills. Excellent conflict resolution and negotiation skills.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 
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