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Cardiovascular Surgery Physician Assistant (Physician Assistant #)

Company: Veteran Health Indiana
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

Veteran Health Administration - Veteran Health Indiana We have an exceptional opportunity for a Cardiovascular Surgery Physician Assistant to join Veteran Health Indiana at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center located in Indianapolis, IN. The Cardiovascular Surgery Physician Assistant (PA) is responsible for the care and administrative needs of the cardiovascular surgery patient, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. In addition to the basic clinical skills expected of all PA's in surgical service (H&P's, ordering of pertinent labs and diagnostics, and pre and post-operative patient care), the PA who fills this position is required to have surgical experience to perform open and endoscopic vein harvest, sternal closure & autonomous sternal exposure, independence in placement of chest tubes, thoracentesis, and intra-aortic balloon pump independent of the attending physician. In addition to non-operative clinical responsibilities in the inpatient and outpatient settings, the PA will first and second assist the attending physician in cardiac and thoracic surgical procedures. The PA also functions as a coordinator between the attending physicians and other team members and will establish and maintain relations with other key services service lines involved in care delivery. The combination of experience and education desired for this position is five years of professional practice as a PA and a Master's Degree from a PA training program accredited by the ARC-PA or in a health-related field of study. The ideal candidate has a minimum of four years of experience in Cardiothoracic Surgery. The PA must also show current and continuous certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Examples of Clinical Duties:

  • Admission History and Physicals, preoperative evaluations, orders, progress notes, aftercare plans and discharge summaries.
  • Manage postoperative cardiothoracic surgical patients in the ICU setting.
  • Provide medical education/counseling of patients and their families with a focus on excellent customer service.
  • Exhibit leadership and primary responsibility for patient admissions and coordinate medical care of patients with the Cardiovascular Surgery team.
  • Perform endoscopic and open vein and artery harvest independent of the attending surgeon or cardiac resident or fellow.
  • Assist the surgeon in the operating room - including prepping and draping, and first and second assisting for cardiac and/or thoracic surgical procedures.
  • Demonstrate the ability to diagnose conditions that require the insertion of pleural chest tubes and perform chest tube thoracostomy.
  • Participate in discharge planning and coordinate clinical needs of the patient with outside facilities and care givers, and promote telehealth initiatives.
  • Demonstrate leadership and initiative in representing Cardiovascular Surgery service when interacting with other disciplines within the VA system.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the necessary workup and application process for patients who need consideration for heart transplant.
  • Attend meetings for CME and stay current on research that applies to Cardiovascular Surgery. Apply current evidence based concepts to clinical practice in order to best care for the patient. Keyphrases: surgery jobs, surgeon jobs, cardiovascular surgery jobs, cardiovascular surgeon jobs, cardiac surgeon jobs, cardiac surgery jobs, cardiovascular thoracic surgery jobs, cardiovascular thoracic surgeon jobs, thoracic cardiovascular surgery jobs, thoracic cardiovascular surgeon jobs, thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon jobs, thoracic and cardiovascular surgery jobs, cardio thoracic surgery jobs, cardio thoracic surgeon jobs, heart surgeon jobs, physician assistant jobs, surgical jobs, pa jobs

Keywords: Veteran Health Indiana, Indianapolis , Cardiovascular Surgery Physician Assistant (Physician Assistant #), Healthcare , Indianapolis, Indiana

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