cardiothoracic physician assistant
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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Job Summary

Occupation Physician Assistant
Specialty Radiology-Cardiothoracic
Degree Required Other
Position Type Permanent/Full-Time Locums/Travel
Work Environment Hospital
Location Teaneck, New Jersey, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 6/13/23

Expansion! Cardiac Surgery Group is seeking an experienced cardiac surgery physician assistant!

Our program does 1,000 Heart Surgeries annually and growing! We have dedicated cardiac surgery rooms, procedures done; CABG's, Mitral Valves, LVADS, ECMO Program, Dissections, among many others cases. We have a mix of cardiac surgery patients. Our PA's do all the surgical procedures and consist of 80% of their job. NP's will perform the patient management. You will also support any procedures in the cardiothoracic icu about 15% of the time. We have a tremendous need for First Assisting PA's considering we do not incorporate Fellows/Residents into our program. Candidates will be expected to work either 4 10 hour shifts per week!

The Cardiac Surgery Phys Asst assists, monitors, and manages the day-to-day needs of patients as requested by, in conjunction with, and under the supervision of a physician.

Obtains a details and accurate history, and identifies problems and presents information to the supervising physician. 85% of the job will be first assisting in the Operating Room!

Orders or prescribes medication subject to the following: no controlled substances; the order or prescription is administered in accordance with protocols or specific MD directions; the prescription states whether it is written in accordance with a protocol or specific MD directions; the physician's assistant signs his/her own name and license number, as well as the supervising physician.

Assists a supervising surgeon in the operating room


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

1. Successful completion of an approved physician's assistant program, accredited by the AMA

Council on Medical Education.

2. Cardiothoracic Surgery First Assisting Experience is required

Licenses and Certifications Required:

1. Physician Assistant License.

2. Certification by the National Commission for Certified Physician's Assistants (NCCPA) within one year of initial employment.

Licenses and Certifications Preferred: