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(Archived) Cardiac Surgery Physician Assistant (PA)

Last Updated: 12/14/19

Job Description

Hiring a Cardiac Surgery Physician Assistant for a well-established, accredited hospital based, academic practice with a fellowship program. The Physician Assistant, Cardiac Surgery will assist the supervising surgeon in the management of patients and performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures under the supervision of the surgeon.


  • Ability to identify normal and abnormal findings and initiate appropriate procedure.
  • Arterial blood gases/insertion of radial artery line, change central lines
  • Closure of sternotomy, thoracotomy, leg and abdominal
  • Complete appropriate documentation of all evaluations, care, and services.
  • Complete individual daily and/or participate in multidisciplinary rounds with attending physician on all inpatients and documentation of medical plan.
  • Dictate Consultations and discharge summaries in a timely manner.
  • Participate in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings, and workshops.
  • Excision and harvesting of saphenous vein and radial artery in preparation for coronary bypass both open and endoscopically.
  • First /second assist in all cardiothoracic cases.
  • Maintains BLS, ACLS certification and provides emergent medical intervention as needed until physician arrives.
  • Manage discharge of patients with appropriate disposition, follow up planning, adjunctive therapy management and education.
  • Orders and evaluates pertinent diagnostic tests (including Radiology, Laboratory, EKG)
  • Prepare patients for surgery, including but not limited to counseling in preventive care, medical problems, exercise the use of prescribed treatments and drugs, skin preparation, health promotion and consents.
  • Serve as a resource for nursing and ancillary staff with regards to patient disease management and post-operative course.

Education Requirements:

  • Completion of a qualified Physician Assistant Program
  • Current certification by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants
  • Valid New Jersey License
  • Current BLS card
  • ALCS

Company Details

TAL Healthcare

Mount Kisco, New York, United States

TAL Healthcare specializes in the recruitment and placement of physicians and clinicians throughout the New York Metropolitan area. We are exceptionally skilled at guiding both healthcare organizations and physicians and other clinicians through the process of finding the most compatible practice opportunities for both parties. We thrive at “matching great companies with great talent.”...