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Chief Physician Assistant, Boston

Boston, MA · Healthcare

The  Chief physician assistant may, under the supervision of a licensed physician, perform any and all services which are:

a) within the competence of the physician assistant in question, as determined by the supervising physician's assessment of his or her training and experience and
b) within the scope of services for which the supervising physician can provide adequate supervision to ensure that accepted standards of medical practice are followed.

In addition to these duties, the Chief Physician Assistant participates in recruiting and training Advanced Practice Providers (APPs); serves as liaison between the APPs and physician staff; collaborates with the Chief of Neurosurgery in developing and implementing the activities of the APPs; works with the Chief and Director in developing and maintaining appropriate budgetary guidelines and other program activities; and performs other duties as noted below.


The Chief Physician Assistant performs clinical duties in compliance with the scope of services defined by 263 CMR 5.00 Massachusetts Board of Registration of Physician Assistants. All professional activities of a physician assistant must be supervised by a supervising physician approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine pursuant to 243 CMR 2.08(7).


All physician assistants are supervised by a supervising physician. The Chief Physician Assistant coordinates the activities of the team of APPs (both inpatient and outpatient).

Position: Chief Physician Assistant

Department: Cardiothoracic Surgery

Schedule: Full Time


  • Graduated from academic program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
  • Minimum Bachelor degree with completion of a two-year accredited physician assistant program.
  • Successful passed and completion of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants examination.

  • Federal DEA; Massachusetts Controlled Substance; Massachusetts DPH Board of Registration; CPR Life Support; NCC-PA certificate

  • 3-5 years clinical experience

  • Must have 3-5 years clinical experience including recent experience preferable
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support certification required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of various health systems and cost reduction strategies.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills appropriate to the patient populations served.
  • Self-directed, self-starter and able to implement new program.
  • Demonstrated ability as an effective leader.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply principles of adult learning to provide education to staff, physician, and auxiliary staff.
  • Analytical ability to solve clinical issues and conduct quality improvement and research projects.
  • Organizational skills to set priorities and efficiently to complete assigned workload.
  • Physical ability to meet core job responsibilities in accordance with practice setting demands for the patient populations regularly served
  • Ability to manage stress due to critical patient care issues, changing organizational climate and personnel issues.
  • Multi-lingual skills (beyond that of English) in languages appropriate to patient populations served by the Medical Center.
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