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Specialists (Clinical and Non-Clinical)
Cardiac Surgery Admin
Full Time
8 Hour Shift
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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  • Job Objective: A brief overview of the position.
    • The Physician Assistant will work with the surgical specialty team to assist in direct patient care, case management, practice development, and implementation of policies and procedures focused on patient-centered care models designed to promote continuity of care of all cardiothoracic patients. Experience with vein harvesting is required; radial artery harvesting is a plus.
  • Reports to
    • Administrative Director, Surgical Services and Supervising Surgeon
  • Supervises
    • N/A
  • Ages of Patients
    • Adolescent
    • Adult
    • Geriatric
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
    • High Potential
  • Qualifications
    • Education
      • Completion of an accredited Physician Assistant program 
    • Licensure/Certification
      • Required: Physician Assistant licensure by PA’s Examining Committee of the Medical Board of California; Current certification National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA); DEA provider number schedule II-V
      • Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS): ACLS within 90 days of hire
    • Experience
      • Required: Two (2) years of surgery experience

  • Essential Responsibilities
    • Demonstrates compliance with Code of Conduct and compliance policies, and takes action to resolve compliance questions or concerns and report suspected violations.
    • The PA will provide care of cardiothoracic patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.
    • The primary inpatient responsibilities will include care of postoperative cardiac and thoracic patients on the hospital wards.
    • The PA will interact directly with attending physicians, residents, and medical students.
    • The Advanced Practice Provider will assist in the evaluation of patients in the cardiac surgery clinic where operative candidacy and selection of appropriate operations are performed. In addition, this clinic assesses patients returning to the clinic for post-operative evaluations.
    • Takes comprehensive history and performs physical examinations.
    • Evaluates and treats on the basis of history, physical examination, radiological, laboratory, and other diagnostic test results pursuant to the practice agreement or scope of practice guideline.
    • Performs the following therapeutic procedures in accordance with procedural privileges, skill and proficiency as approved by the Clinical Division Chief:
      • vein harvesting
      • chest tube placement
      • central line placement
      • arterial line placement
    • Initiates referrals to other health care providers, and/or consults with the attending physician or the collaborating physician.
    • Performs first and second assisting in the operating room with all cardiac and thoracic (including robotically assisted) cases.
    • Documents and bills for direct care provided.
    • Utilizes current research and evidence-based decision-making in all clinical practice.
    • Performs and participates in quality/performance improvement activities and clinical research.
    • Participates in and supports accreditation, compliance, and regulatory activities of the organization.
    • Demonstrates responsibility for professional practice through active participation in professional organizations and continuing education.
    • Precept students enrolled as an advanced practice provider student; and facilitates the learning of other new team members.
    • The PA must maintain licenses, certifications, CNEs/CMEs, etc. as required by applicable policies and state law.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.