Bariatric Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner Opportunity
Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner for Bariatric Surgery and Weight Loss Program in Saratoga Springs, New York
Saratoga Bariatric and Weight Loss Program, a service of Saratoga Hospital Medical Group, Saratoga Hospital’s multispecialty physician practice, seeks a NYS-licensed Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner to join our bariatric surgery care team. Find our program at www.saratogabariatriccenter.com
An APP (PA / NP) in this role will provide perioperative management and weight loss management of bariatric patients in collaboration with Dmitri Baranov, MD, our bariatric surgeon, and our bariatric team. The role includes first assist duties, pre-operative and post-operative patient care management and development of plan of care, intraoperative technique and expertise and postoperative care. Office responsibilities include: care of post-operative bariatric patients from the day of hospital discharge, assessment and evaluation of lab work, patient testing, and medical weight loss management, etc.
Excellent communication skills are required with patients, family members and colleagues. This candidate will function as a clinical role model, leading clinical skill development, fostering critical thinking skills, promoting safe practice and acting as a liaison/consult as needed. Active participation in applicable committees and continuing education through workshops, conferences, in-services and self-study is expected. Call responsibilities and phone triage will be shared among the group of four.
Qualifications: NYS license. Physician Assistant: One to two years of experience required. Nurse Practitioner: One to two years previous surgical experience required. Bariatric and / or surgical experience preferred. Will train the right individual.
The Saratoga Bariatric Surgery and Weight-Loss Program at Saratoga Hospital is accredited as a comprehensive bariatric facility by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).
Saratoga Hospital was named one of “The World’s Best Hospitals 2021” by Newsweek with other notable New York hospitals of Mount Sinai, New York-Presbyterian, NYU Langone Hospitals, North Shore University Hospital and Strong Memorial Hospital.
Saratoga Hospital is a 171-bed independent, locally governed, thriving community hospital and a leading healthcare provider in the region. We have enjoyed continuous growth for more than a decade, along with a reputation for high quality, personalized, compassionate care. Since September 2004, Saratoga Hospital has maintained Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center—the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice. Saratoga Hospital has once again been named a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report, taking the top spot in Northern New York and ranking third in the Albany region for 2020-2021. Saratoga Hospital is also “high-performing” in four specialties: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, hip replacement, and knee replacement.
The Albany Med Health System
Saratoga Hospital is an affiliate of the Albany Med Health System. This gives our physicians access to shared best practices, continuing medical education (CME), and teaching opportunities. This partnership has added access to services typically not offered by community hospitals, as well as a seamless connection to the Capital Region’s only academic medical center and the highly specialized medical care it can provide.
The compensation and benefit package is competitive and comprehensive. We offer Health and Prescription Plan; Dental and Vision Insurances; 403(b) Retirement Plan with employer contributions; (For full time: Employer-Paid Life Insurance and Long Term Disability Insurances); Flexible Spending Account(s) including Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for healthcare and dependent Care costs; EAP; Worker’s Compensation; NYS Disability Coverage; New York State Paid Family Leave (PFL); New York’s 529 College Savings Program; Paid Time Off, Paid CME, CME stipend, professional dues; professional liability coverage, $200 annual YMCA discount, a number of supplemental insurances, courtesy discount program and more!
Saratoga Hospital is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) entity for those participating in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
Saratoga Springs is a great place to live and work, where you will feel a sense of community.
• Located a half hour from Albany, New York State’s Capital City,
• Three hours from New York City, Montreal and Boston — right on the edge of New England,
• Saratoga County offers family-oriented communities and excellent schools — both public and private.
• Saratoga Springs and surrounding towns and villages are experiencing growth and revitalization evidenced by new homes, upscale apartments, shops, eateries, and businesses.
• Known for world-class entertainment, and abundant year-round recreational and athletic opportunities,
• Famous venues include: Saratoga Race Course featuring world-class thoroughbred racing, Saratoga Performing Arts Center hosting a multitude of pop and cultural events each summer, the beautiful Saratoga Spa State Park, and Saratoga National Historic Park, where the Battles of Saratoga in 1777 changed the face of history!
• Outdoor enthusiasts will love the natural beauty of the Adirondacks, nearby Berkshires and Green Mountains, Saratoga Lake, Lake George, other waterways, and more!