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: