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Cardiac Surgery Physician Assistant

New Jersey NJ

Posted: 08/23/2018 Department: Physician and Physician Assistant Job Number: 4984

Title: Cardiac Surgery Physician Assistant

Location: New Jersey, NJ 07047

Industry: Healthcare

Occupational Category: Physician Assistant

Hours: Full-time

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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

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