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Reports to the Chair of the Urology Department and is responsible for the care of patients in the Urology Department under the direction of the attending physicians under the rules and regulations of Massachusetts governing physician assistant practice. Under the direction of the Chair (or designee) the PA will evaluate and manage urology patients and perform a wide range of clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, prepare patients for surgery, arrange transfer of patients to wards, and provide patient and family education. The PA assumes responsibility for patients in the absence of the attending physician in accordance with service policies and protocols.


  • Obtains a detailed medical history and performs a comprehensive physical examination of all patients admitted to the Urology Service.
  • Performs preoperative preparation and postoperative care of patients and reinforces information presented by the attending physician to the patient and/or family as necessary. Obtains informed consent for procedures. Coordinates care of various general surgical services, orders necessary diagnostic tests, consultations, and procedures as indicated or requested by the attending physician.
  • Performs postoperative management of surgical patients.
  • Performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures on patients as indicated or directed by the attending physician.
  • Prepares patients for transfer or discharge, including patient and family teaching, continuing care and rehabilitation arrangements, writes discharge prescriptions, and confirms primary care or referring physician follow-up.
  • Prescribes medications for patients in accordance with service policies and/or attending physician’s instructions.
  • Dictates formal discharge, transfer, and death summaries for patients for the attending physician’s review and signature.
  • Participates in the education of students and residents assigned to the Urology service.
  • Performs clinical data collection and analysis, and participates in clinical research supervised by the Chair, maintains a collaborative, team relationships with peers and colleagues in order to effectively contribute to the working groups achievement of goals, and to help foster a positive work environment.


  • This position reports administratively to the Chair of the Department of Urology and the Business Manager of the Department.
  • This position reports clinically to the Chair of the Department.
  • Works closely with Urology Surgery patients and their families.
  • Works as a member of the surgical team including attending surgeons, physicians, residents, nurses, and ancillary personnel.



  • Qualified in all basic and advanced cardiac life support standards as set by the American Heart Association
  • Possess the ability to care for critically ill adult and pediatric patients with a broad range of medical and surgical problems
  • Possess the maturity, self-confidence, and ability to follow complex patient management plans as directed by the attending physician.
  • Participates as an integral member of the Urology Department multidisciplinary team.
  • Eligible for state and federal controlled substances registration.
  • Bilingual skills preferred.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Graduate of an A.M.A. approved physician assistant program
  • BLS Certification


  • One or two years Physician Assistant experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience, which provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed above, may be substituted for the above education and experience requirements.


  • Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants within one year of hire.


Possesses the skills and knowledge to provide care to the age group of the population serviced including:

  • Knowledge of growth and development
  • Ability to interpret age specific data and response to care
  • Provide age specific communication


  • Outpatient clinic care area.
  • Continuous exposure to sick patients and bodily substances.
  • Work requires frequent lifting patients.

Tufts Medicine is a leading integrated health system bringing together the best of academic and community healthcare to deliver exceptional, connected and accessible care experiences to consumers across Massachusetts. Comprised of Tufts Medical Center, Lowell General Hospital, MelroseWakefield Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, Care at Home – an expansive home care network, and large integrated physician network. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at Tufts Medicine. Tufts Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation by emailing us at [email protected].