Salem, MA | Physician Assistants

36-Hour Physician Assistant - Salem Hospital Emergency Department


About Us

North Shore Physicians Group (NSPG), the largest multispecialty group north of Boston, has a singular focus: the patient. We are more than 320 physicians, nurses and health professionals working as one to provide exceptional care. And we are a national leader in improving care delivery, patient health and satisfaction.

Through our partnership with North Shore Medical Center and our affiliation with Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners HealthCare, we offer such advances as EMRs, shared medical appointments, online access and remote patient monitoring. Our success is built on team-based practices, collaborative environments and the importance of work-life balance. Bring your exceptional skills to our innovative practices and join us in driving medicine forward.

General Summary

The ED Physician Assistant works collaboratively with the Emergency Medicine Physicians to ensure high quality, safe and timely care for patients with various chief complaints . He/she performs medical screening examinations in order to stabilize and treat those seeking services from the Emergency Room. The ED Physician Assistants may work in all areas of the Emergency Department. The ED Physician Assistants will consult specialists as indicated by the needs of their patients. The privileges and responsibilities of the ED Physician Assistant should be in compliance with applicable State regulations governing Physician Assistants . In addition, the responsibilities detailed below should be undertaken by the Physician's Assistant only if their training and or past experience qualifies them in these areas. The ED Physician Assistants may assume care for patients of all ages within the scope of their professional practice guidelines.

Job-Specific Responsibilities

• The ED Physician Assistant works under the Supervision of an Attending Emergency Physician. As permitted by the
Chair of Emergency Medicine the ED Physician Assistants may independently care for patients. This position will
provide care in all areas of the ED within the scope of the Physician Assistant's practice regulations and credentialing
• All Physician Assistants must be able to perform:
• History and physcial examinations
• Ordering of laboratory tests and imaging studies as appropriate
• Write prescriptions for physician countersignature
• Other specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, management of the following:
• General Emergency Medicine Evaluation

• Respiratory tract problems

• Cardiac disease

• Abdominal complaints

• Psychiatric evaluations
• Alcohol and other toxic ingestions
• Seizure disorder
• Skin disorders
• Back pain
• Emergency Procedures:
• Peripheral IV insertion
• Ultrasound guided IV insertion
• Ultrasound IV central line placement
• Intubation
• Lumbar puncture
• Emergency splinting of fractures
• Arthrocentesis
• Redution of some dislocations involving:
• Hands
• Shoulder
• Elsewhere if urgent and limb threatening
• Repair of simple lacerations
• Repair of complex lacerations (excluding flexor tendons)
• Cleansing, debridement, revision, repair and closure of simple wounds of:

- Nose

- Auricle

- Eyelids

• ED Physician Assistants will document a complete and accurate chart for each patient seen inclusive of all components

• Gastric lavage
• Nail trephination
• Insertion of urethral catheters
• Emergency management of bite wounds (including human and animal)
• Collection of arterial blood gases
• Incision and drainage of uncomplicated superficial abscesses
• Assess and treat 1st and 2nd degree burns
• Initial stabilization of severe head and spinal injury, including: spine board and rigid collar immobilization
• Reimplantation of teeth
• Removal of foreign bodies of the nose and ear, including impacted cerumen
• Removal of superficial corneal and conjunctival foreign bodies
• Anterior nasal packing
• Slit lamp examination
• Laryngoscopy - direct and indirect

• Emergency attendance at precipitate delivery, including newborn care until the ED physician is present

• Infiltration anesthesia (local)
• Peripheral nerve block (digital)

• ED Physician Assistants will document a complete and accurate chart for each patient seen inclusive of all components
to meet compliance standards. All patient medical records will be completed within ED guidelines as per the Chair of
Emergency Medicince.



• Required: Masters Degree from an accredited program
• Preferred: Emergency Medicine PA Residency Graduate


• Required: Physician Assistant license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
• Preferred: ACLS, ATLS


• Preferred: Three years of experience to include inpatient/outpatient care.


• Required: Intense attention, concentration, good visual, verbal and hearing skills and attention to detail. Effectively
interacts with a wide range of personality types and ages is necessary. Effectively interacts with diverse cultural
backgrounds. Able to document using EDIS systems.
• Preferred: EPIC experience

Applicants with relevant experience will be considered. Salem Hospital, a member of Mass General Brigham, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Pre-employment drug screening is required.

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Katherine Melanson
Talent Acquisition Partner

Salem, MA
With NSPG, you’ll experience:

Career advancement

Grow, learn and develop new practice innovations.

Continue your medical education.

Make academic connections and explore teaching opportunities.

Explore leadership opportunities.

Develop clinical and administrative career ladders.

A supportive practice environment

Collaborative professionals.

Patient-centered care model.

Leadership that listens and values your contributions and ideas.

Autonomy and respect for your skills and expertise.

Excellent salary and benefits.

Clinical excellence

NSPG’s MHQP Patient Experience surveys show that we perform higher than the state mean in all domains with 92% of patients indicating that they would recommend NSPG services.

Our physicians are polling in the top 75th percentile of AMGA Satisfaction metrics for almost every major category—the highest physician satisfaction scores of any medical group in the Boston region.

25th percentile in MGMA cost benchmarks and top 75th percentile in revenue benchmarks.

The North Shore area offers an excellent quality of life:
  • Communities with varied and rich histories and convenient access to museums, art, restaurants and shops.
  • Natural beauty, handsome architecture and vivid history—only 15 miles north of Boston.
  • 30 miles of gorgeous rocky coastline with breathtaking beaches and harbors.
  • World-class sailing and close proximity to the mountains and picturesque New England.
  • Easy access to a multitude of universities, colleges, and public and private schools.
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