Help grow this Cardiac Program! Peds PA First Assist Cardiac Surgery Job! Req 92134

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The Physician Assistant with an extensive clinical background and experience in Cardiothoracic Surgery is a strong candidate to join the multidisciplinary team as the First Assist PA in CT Surgery at this leading academic children's hospital where care is provided for pediatric patients who are undergoing surgery to correct congenital and acquired heart conditions. The PA in this role is responsible for the delivery of comprehensive, quality, patient care including diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. They have first assist, pre- and post- operative care, and clinic responsibilities in this strong team environment, specifically designed to provide the best possible care for patients being treated for complex heart conditions. This is a full time, days position with an excellent salary and a very comprehensive benefit program.


Responsibilities of the PA in the CT Surgery Job:
Assess patient conditions through histories and physical examinations
Order, perform, and interpret laboratory and diagnostic tests and procedures
Collaborate with the surgical team to establish diagnoses and develop treatment plans
Assume First Assist responsibilities in the OR
Initiate and followup on appropriate consultations and referrals
Provide continuity of care before, during, and after surgery, including followup outpatient care in the clinic
Advocate for patients acting as liaison between patients and physicians
Provide education and support for surgical patients and their families
Participate in continuous performance and quality improvement projects for the department and the organization


Qualifications for the PA in the CT Surgery Job:
Current Physician Assistant Licensure in the State of California
National PA certification is preferred
Current surgical First Assist certification
Current BLS/ACLS/PALS certifications
Current furnishing number or eligible from the California BRN
Current DEA registration or eligible
Excellent analytical, organizational, and communication skills with the ability to direct projects and assist with team building and quality initiatives

Education Requirements

Education Requirements for the PA in the CT Surgery Job:
Graduate of a Master's level accredited educational program for physician assistants

Hospital/Clinic Description

This 324 bed leading academic children's hospital enjoys a reputation as a leader in treating pediatric heart disease and providing complex heart surgeries. Their team of cardiac specialists treats heart defects in newborns while managing complex heart disease in children, adolescents and young adults. The hospital has achieved Magnet status, the highest national recognition for quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practice. This full time, days position is in a beautiful area of the U.S., a vibrant Los Angeles area community and great place to live with close proximity to many famous California coast beaches, skiing in the local mountains, professional sports, music festivals, gourmet dining, Disneyland, and film and television studios.
For more information, please contact Sharla Jepkes, Candidate Manager, Melnic Healthcare Providers Community, at or (800) 886-7906. Thank you.


Experience Requirements for the PA in the CT Surgery Job:
Pediatric cardiac surgery experience in pre-op, post-op, and First or Second Assist in the OR is required


Cardiac; CT Surgery; inpatient; outpatient; pediatric; Physician Assistant

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