Physician Assistant - Cardiothoracic Surgery
Company: Virginia Mason
Posted on: February 20, 2021
Job Number: 210388 Department: Cardiothoracic Hours: 40 hours +
call We are looking for an experienced Cardiothoracic PA-C to join
a team of 2 Surgeons and 3 PA-Cs.
The Cardiothoracic Physician Assistant (PA-C) assists with
surgeries and procedures, manages patients in the hospital, and
sees pre- and postoperative patients in the clinic.
- Writes appropriate admission, perioperative, postoperative,
discharge and outpatient orders, including nursing care, medication
orders, and diagnostic exams (e.g., laboratory, radiological).
- Provides pre-operative assistance to provider(s) for planned
and emergent surgeries.
- Performs intra-operative duties, including first and second
assisting, and endoscopic saphenous vein harvesting.
- Performs post-operative care: Writes appropriate orders
including nursing care, medications, laboratory and radiological
studies. Attends the patient throughout the entire hospital stay,
reviewing lab and radiologic studies and making appropriate
interventions in a critical care setting. Initiates treatment of
post-op complications (e.g., hemorrhage, arrhythmia, pneumothorax).
Advises the attending surgeon of unexpected events, providing an
accurate synopsis of events related to a major change in the
patient's condition and describing corrective measures already
taken. Performs daily assessment of the patient's post-op course,
writes notes in the patient's chart, and implements indicated
therapy in accordance with established team protocols.
- Certification as a Physician Assistant with prescriptive
authority in the State of Washington required.
- Ability to manage multiple activities in a busy clinical
environment, and to respond appropriately in stressful
- Strong oral and written communications skills; ability to
communicate effectively with providers and other VM staff,
patients, and families.
- Ability to take evening and weekend call. Preferred
- Two years' experience as a Physician Assistant in the
- Experience with endoscopic vein harvesting.
- Experience and comfort with procedures including but not
limited to: central line insertion, arterial line insertion,
thoracentesis, chest tube insertion, intraaortic balloon pump
management. Virginia Mason offers much more than competitive
compensation and benefits. With continuing education opportunities
and the added potential of relocation assistance, you will find our
commitment to your well-being is both rewarding and refreshing.
There is also the lifestyle benefit that comes with finding
yourself in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Surrounded by the
vibrancy and sophistication of one of the most livable cities in
the country, finding the perfect urban or outdoor pursuit will
instinctively and pleasurably become second nature.
With numerous awards and distinctions, including our recognition as
Top Hospital of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group, Virginia Mason
has transformed health care through our innovations in patient
safety and our ability to provide patients in our community with
easier access to our high-quality care. Consisting of a 336-bed
hospital in Seattle, WA, and an extensive network of primary and
specialty care clinics throughout the Puget Sound region, joining
Virginia Mason is an exceptional opportunity to partner with
nationally recognized physicians and peers, and an organization
recognized as the benchmark for health care.
As a member of our team, you will contribute to the strength of our
Team Medicine approach to collaborative medicine. You will also
help to further our commitment to continuous improvement through
our Virginia Mason Production System, and our philosophy of
empowering you to facilitate real change in the delivery of care.
Join us, and find out how many ways Virginia Mason offers you the
chance to focus on what really matters - your patients.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Virginia Mason
We commit to fostering an equitable, diverse and intentionally
inclusive environment - we strive for all to feel valued, respected
and that they belong. Our unique life experiences and backgrounds
make our patient care extraordinary. Our diversity fuels our
culture of innovation and transformative health care. Our
differences are our strengths and inspire a promising
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