Salem, MA | Physician Assistants

Physician Assistant, Robotics Surgery - Salem Hospital


About Us

North Shore Physicians Group (NSPG), the largest multi-specialty physicians group north of Boston, is a leader in innovative practices. We are explorers at heart! Here, ideas come from everyone—to the benefit of everyone we serve.

We continually seek the best ways to streamline care for both patients and providers. Our medical team of more than 400 physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other care professionals is consistently working together to discover new ways to improve and enhance our practices to benefit the health of our patients and the careers of our providers. Through our team-based approach, the goal is to make our practice of medicine smarter and more efficient.

With NSPG as your employer, you’ll experience clinical excellence, supportive practice environments, and opportunities for career advancement!

The Opportunity

We are seeking a full-time, 40-hour Robotics Surgery Physician Assistant.


Salem Hospital


  • Days, Monday through Friday
  • 5, 8-hour shifts with possibility of 4,10-hour shifts
  • No evenings, nights, weekends, holidays, or on-call requirements

Our Team

Salem Hospital Robotics Program is one of the leading robotics programs in north of Boston. As the program continues to evolve, we are inviting an experienced and motivated Physician Assistant to join our team. Under the clinical supervision of the Nurse Director for Surgery and the Surgeon Robotic Medical Director along with the Chair of Surgery, the robotic Physician Assistant will primarily focus on providing first-assistance across multiple robotic surgical disciplines including but not limited to Thoracic, Colorectal, Urology, Gynecology, Acute Care Surgery, and General Surgery at Salem Hospital. In addition, the physician assistant will assist in the coordination of the robotics service line within the operating room to include establishing and preparing for the program and the use of robotics as a mechanism to deliver unique service and surgical care. This includes the planning for and oversight of supplies, equipment, instrumentation, and orientation for the delivery of surgical care across the continuum of Robotic surgery. Additionally, the Robotic Physician Assistant will see patients pre and post operatively to support the continuum of care for the patient. This candidate will also be involved in the training of residents, fellows, registered nurses, surgical technicians, and other PAs to perform the role of bedside assistant in robotic cases, contribution to a robotic database including intra-, peri-, and postoperative outcomes, and assistance in clinical safety and quality improvement projects. A competitive candidate will have at least 3 years of operating room experience, with preference for at least 1 year of dedicated robotic surgical experience or completion of an APPAP-accredited PA surgical residency program. Exceptional and motivated new graduates with rotation experience that reflects a dedication to surgery will also be considered. The Robotics Surgical Physician Assistant is integral in evaluating service needs, care delivery related to quality, and efficiency of care for the robotic surgery program.

Essential Functions

  • Provides bedside surgical first assist support for complex procedures, under the supervision of the Surgeon, maintains intra-operative clinical responsibility for robotic surgery (consistent with PA level of practice) including planning and oversight of supplies, equipment, instrumentation, and orientation for the delivery of surgical care across the continuum of Robotic surgery. (30%)
  • Provides independent bedside procedures in addition to supporting continuity of care and care transitions for patients; patient education, medication, and treatment instructions including admission/discharge treatment planning and prescribing both in and outpatient labs, medications, and testing in accordance with Medical Staff policies. (15%)
  • Provides leadership and participates in improving robotic OR efficiency and optimizing robotic utilization, leads and assists with room set-up, facilitates on time case starts and opotimizes Operating Room turn overs. (20%)
  • In partnership with the Robotic Medical Director and the Perioperative Leadership team, coordinates quality council related to Robotic improvements including data metrics, financial stewardship of the supplies, and integrates best practices from other MGB programs for the Salem Robotic Program. (15%)
  • Orients medical students, physician assistants, nurses, surgical technicians, and surgical residents to the environment, patient care practices and hospital policies and procedures as it relates to both OR practice and robotic surgery. (10%)
  • Collaborates with system wide quality improvement initiatives including the development and implementation of best practices, both at the system and the local level, communicates effectively and establishes a good rapport with all levels of personnel in the OR and the system to improve quality care and support the growth of the robotic program. (10%)


• Preferred: 3-5 years of experience as a first assist surgical physician assistant OR a first assist robotic physician assistant

• Required: Graduate of an accredited school of nurse practitioner or physician assistant program with a Master's degree
• Required: Current Massachusetts state license as a registered nurse practitioner or physician assistant

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.

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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