PA Cardiac Care Unit CCU Req 92306

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Physician Assistant experience in cardiac critical care makes you a strong candidate for this new job opportunity to join the cardiology team at this leading academic children's hospital in Texas. The Physician Assistant in this Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) role is responsible for providing care for pediatric patients with complex congenital heart disease who are stable enough to leave the ICU but still need monitoring and special care. This is a step down unit for cardiac patients, some of whom are in heart failure, have trachs, and are on IV medications. This is a full-time position.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the Physician Assistant in the Cardiac Care Unit Job:
Obtain medical histories and perform physical examinations
Order, perform, and interpret laboratory and diagnostic tests and procedures
Create, implement, and monitor plans of care and treatment
Prescribe medications
Consult with other physicians and healthcare providers
Request consultations and initiate referrals
Provide education and support for patients and their families
Participate in department and hospital-wide quality and performance improvement programs and assist with regulatory compliance

Qualifications

Qualifications for the Physician Assistant in the Cardiac Care Unit Job:
Current Physician Assistant license in the State of Texas
Current national Physician Assistant certification
Current BLS and PALS certifications

Education Requirements

Education Requirements for the Physician Assistant in the Cardiac Care Unit Job:
Graduate of a Master's level accredited educational program for physician assistants

Hospital/Clinic Description

This 595 bed leading academic children's hospital was named one of the top pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report's Best Children's Hospitals for 2018-19, ranking in ten pediatric specialties. Their expert heart surgeons are leaders in performing cardiac surgeries and open heart procedures, and the cardiac care units are staffed with intensivists who are trained in cardiac and critical care medicine. The hospital has attained Magnet status, the highest national recognition granted to a hospital or medical center for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. They are experts in helping the sickest kids, and their mission is to make life better for all children by improving access to quality care through their patient/family-centered care model and nursing philosophy.
For more information, please contact Sharla Jepkes, Candidate Manager, Melnic Healthcare Providers Community, at sharla@melnic.com or (800) 886-7906. Thank you.

Experience

Experience Requirements for the Physician Assistant in the Cardiac Care Unit Job:
Two years of CCU experience is preferred
Pediatric experience is preferred

Skills

Cardiac; inpatient; Intermediate Care Unit; pediatric; Physician Assistant

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