Physician Assistant - Heart Clinic
NP/PA Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery First Assist Opportunity!
We are seeking a practitioner to be a surgical first assist to a very busy Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon. This individual will be responsible for perioperative care of patients and assisting in surgery. Averaging 175-200 hearts per year, 600 surgeries per year.
Duties and Responsibilities:
perform patient history and physicals
handles daily patient rounds (including the CVICU), patient education and discharge summaries
chest tube insertion/removal
exhibits autonomy in the operating room when required
performs First Assist duties on all adult aspects of cardiac, vascular and thoracic surgeries
needs to be experienced and proficient in endoscopic vein harvesting, open vein harvesting, radial artery harvesting, femoral and vein cutdowns, insertions of intra-aortic balloon pumps and chest closures