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Cardiothoracic Physician Assistant

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Cardiac Surgery Program in Beautiful Daytona Beach, FL with 2 cardiac surgeons performing 300 Heart Surgeries annually!

We are hiring an experienced cardiothoracic physician assistant or nurse practitioner with surgical first assist experience, endoscopic vein harvesting a requirement!

This is a cardiothoracic PA’s dream! 70% OR Time! Plus minimal on-call time!

Serve as an integral role in the global management of cardiothoracic surgery patients, including all aspects of peri-operative care from performing patient histories and daily rounds to invasive surgical procedures, including endoscopic vein harvest for coronary artery bypass graft procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Performs patient histories and physical exams in the office and hospital setting
Handles daily patient rounds (including the CVICU), patient education and discharge summaries
Performs invasive procedures, such as chest tube insertions, placement of central venous, dialysis and Swan-Ganz catheters, arterial lines and removal of intra-aortic balloon pumps
Exhibits autonomy in the operating room when required
Endoscopic vein harvest, including greater and lesser saphenous veins and/or radial arteries, for use as a bypass conduit (proficient in use of Maquet EVH system)
Performs first assistant duties on all adult cardiac and thoracic cases
Meets the specific needs of the attending surgeon, often assisting several surgeons in a single practice
Has exacting knowledge of each surgeon’s idiosyncrasies to expedite the procedure and limit patient morbidity and mortality
Uses knowledge of medical model to promote synergistic relationship between physician and PA
Has extensive knowledge of ventilator management and artificial cardiac devices
Performs duties of a primary care PA
Manages other disease entities frequently encountered in the cardiac population, namely hypertension, diabetes, COPD, asthma, pneumonia and others

Competitive Salary, Comprehensive Benefits, Extremely low-cost health care premiums for single or family plans, Plus Relocation Assistance!


1-2 yrs experience in CT Surgery as a surgical first assist
Proficient in endoscopic vein harvesting
Licensure, Certification, and Registration:

Current, valid Florida PA-C license
Accreditation by NCCPA

Interested? Submit Current CV for immediate consideration!!

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