Pediatric PA First Assist Cardiothoracic Surgery Job Req 90502

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Join this leading academic children's hospital in Texas as the Pediatric Physician Assistant, First Assist in Cardiothoracic Surgery. The PA in this role provides age-appropriate and family-centered care for critically ill infants, children, and adolescents who are undergoing complex surgery to correct congenital heart conditions. The PA manages the entire patient course within the Cardiac OR specialty setting and the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. This is a full time position with after hours, weekend, and holiday call that offers competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits program, and opportunities for learning and professional development.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the PA Cardiac Surgical First Assist Job:
Verify admission histories, physicals, and preoperative consents of CT Surgery patients
Perform Surgical First Assist duties (in collaboration with the attending physician) during the entire intraoperative course
Initiate referrals and follow-up on consults to other healthcare providers
Identify educational needs of patients and families and facilitate support and education
Provide clinical leadership through mentoring, education, and clinical consultation to the surgical team
Participate actively in research and utilize findings that translate to the health care of patients and families

Qualifications

Qualifications for the PA Cardiac Surgical First Assist Job:
Current PA license issued by the Texas Physician Assistant Board>
Current National PA certification issued by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Current CPR, BLS, and PALS certifications

Education Requirements

Education requirements for the PA Cardiac Surgical First Assist Job:
Graduate of a Master's level educational program for Physician Assistants

Hospital/Clinic Description

Join this leading academic children's hospital as Pediatric Physician Assistant First Assist in Cardiothoracic Surgery and become part of a hospital that was named one of the top pediatric hospitals in the nation in U.S. News & World Report's Best Children's Hospitals for 2019-20. It is nationally ranked in ten pediatric specialties, and 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 perform more than 600 cardiac surgeries every year in their surgical suite of 3 Cardiac ORs. 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 PA Cardiac Surgical First Assist Job:
Five (5) years of PA First Assist Surgical experience is highly preferred and critical to success in this First Assist role
Previous cardiac surgery or pediatric cardiothoracic surgery/critical care experience

Skills

Cardiac ICU; inpatient; pediatric; Physician Assistant; Surgery

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