Physician Assistant 1st Assist Cardiac Surgery

Facility: Baystate Medical Center 
Address: Baystate Health 
Springfield, MA  
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Opportunity Criteria
Specialty: Cardiothoracic Surgery 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: No J1 or H1
Loan Repayment: Not Specified
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Physician Assistant - Vein harvesting experience is a must!! Sign on bonus for qualified candidate.

Physician Assistant – Cardiac Surgery

Baystate Health, a Truven® Award–winning healthcare system and home of the University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate, is seeking an experienced Physician Assistant to join Baystate Health’s award winning Heart & Vascular Program as a 1st  assist in our division of cardiac surgery.

A HIGH QUALITY PROGRAM - Baystate Medical Center (BMC) was named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics. In addition to our Truven® award, U.S. News & World Report considers BMC high-performing in cardiology and heart surgery, and ranked BMC as one of the nation's top 34 hospitalsfor 2015-16.

HIGH VOLUME -ROBUST, BUILT IN REFERRAL SYSTEM - Baystate Medical Center performs more than 80% of all cardiac surgeries in western Massachusetts. It is among the three highest-volume medical centers in the entire state for coronary surgery and coronary angioplasty.

STATE OF THE ART PATIENT FACILITIES – Brand new patient tower that includes dedicated CV operating rooms including 4 hybrid operating rooms.

COLLABORATION - A large, collegial group of surgeons, physicians and advanced practitioners dedicated to patient centered excellence and your success.

COMPETITIVE COMPENSATION - Low cost, high quality benefits, paid time off, CME time and reimbursement and a generous retirement plan!

Ideal candidate should have a minimum of one year 1st assist experience. Vein harvesting and endoscopy procedural experience is a must.

The Heart and Vascular Program at Baystate Health is among the best in the nation and serves Baystate Medical Center, an academic 700+ bed facility, as well as our network of community hospitals. A truly regional cardiac surgery program, Baystate Medical Center performs more than 80% of cardiac surgery for residents of western MA. Baystate Medical Center is one of only two hospitals in the state, and one of only 15 in the country to earn a top score from Consumer Reports for cardiac surgery.

Baystate Medical Center

Baystate Medical Center (BMC) is home to the state’s second-busiest emergency department and the region’s only Level 1 trauma center. As one of only 39 American College of Surgeons–accredited Level 1 Comprehensive Education Institutes in the world, the medical center recently expanded and opened a new 600,000-square-foot “Hospital of the Future.”

Baystate Medical Center was recently recognized as the #5 overall “Major Teaching Hospital” in Thompson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals for overall organizational performance in patient care, operational efficiency, and financial stability.  Additionally, Baystate Medical Center achieved elite distinction as one of 34 “High Performing” hospitals in America from US News & World Report in 2015.

US News analyzed 5,000 hospitals to find the best in the nation. This rating means we excel in treating patients for hip & knee replacement, heart bypass surgery, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

In June of 2015 Baystate Health announced that the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) and Baystate Health will open a regional campus of the medical school in Springfield. It will be known as UMMS-Baystate Health and begin operating in the 2017-18 academic year.  This first regional UMass Medical School will recruit students interested in rural and primary care. This new endeavor allows Baystate Health to address current and coming challenges of health care in more contemporary and innovative and to augment the pipeline of new primary care physicians in western Massachusetts.

Baystate Health is Massachusetts’ third-largest healthcare system, but it consistently ranks among the nation’s top hospitals and healthcare organizations. As a not-for-profit, mission-driven, integrated health system, Baystate Health serves a population of more than 750,000 people in communities across western Massachusetts.

With roots dating to the founding of Springfield City Hospital in 1873, Baystate Health has been providing skilled and compassionate health care in the Pioneer Valley for more than 140 years. The organization’s historical foundation and vision for the future has allowed it to become a nationally ranked, award-winning, multi-institutional healthcare system. Recently, Baystate Health was recognized as a Thompson Reuters Top 15 Health System for outstanding clinical performance and quality outcomes.

This is your opportunity to join an organization focused on the future of medicine — one whose physicians and advanced practitioners partner with their patients to ensure a higher state of care and better outcomes. At Baystate Health you’ll experience a deeper sense of compassion, greater breadth of diversity and a never-ending desire to raise the standard of medical excellence, regionally and nationally.


Our Location

BMC is in the heart of Springfield, but its quality of life goes well beyond city limits. Iconic venues like the Quadrangle museum cluster, Basketball Hall of Fame and MASSMutual Center give way to picturesque Forest Park and Zoo, Six Flags New England, historic towns, and great dining, shopping and entertainment. The area boasts many beautiful homes in good neighborhoods, a great selection of public and private schools, as well as prestigious colleges and universities. Living costs in Springfield are also 14% lower than the Massachusetts average.

Contact Information

 If you would like more information or would like to be considered for this opportunity, please contact

Office of Physician & Advanced Practitioner Recruitment
280 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
Phone: 413-794-2571
Fax: 413-794-5059

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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