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Surgery-Cardiovascular opening in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This and other physician assistant jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com
Heart Surgery Program consisting of 3 cardiac surgeons and 9 PA's. Our program covers any and all cardiac surgery cases except for transplant! (CABG, MVR, AVR, TVR, VAD, Impella, Bentall) We have an aggressive and advanced heart program that includes open and minimally invasive approaches for Valves/CABG's/Dissections/Trans-Catheter valves and LVAD. Our cardiothoracic physician assistant's have extensive responsibilities in pre/intra/post op critical and outpatient care. This is a PA/NP covered surgical service with a very high clinical acuity of patient co-morbidities and demographics that require experience in all aspects of primary cardiac surgery. Candidate must be able to work independently coinciding with strong team support.
Primary Function: Assist in the implementation of the health care plan and management of Cardiothoracic Surgical Service patients by performing diagnostic and therapeutic tasks as defined by the surgical attending staff. Responsibilities shall be approved by the Medical Staff Board. Responsible for patient care related to pre, intra and post-operative heart surgery and Ventricular Assist Device patients in the CCU and Telemetry unit as defined by surgical attending(s). Perform and assist with intra-operative and bedside surgical procedures as required. Assure clear and concise transfer of clinical information between nurses, clinical staff, physicians and team members. Assist in data collecting of information related to any research trials within the department of Cardiothoracic; maintaining communication with other clinical services.
Candidates can work 4 10's per week. Will work 1/6 weekends. . On-call 1/6 nights from home.
Education/Training/Experience: (indicate if required or preferred)
Graduate of accredited program for physician assistant certification, 1-2 years experience required. CCU/Cardiac/Ct Surgery experience required. Endoscopic Vein Harvesting and at least 2 years of first assisting is a must.
Licenses/Certifications: (indicate if required or preferred)
PA State license for physician assistant
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