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  • Job Objective: A brief overview of the position.
    • While working under the direct supervision of the surgeon, the PA is responsible for the delivery of safe, effective, and quality patient-family centered care in the OR and other areas of perioperative services for all patient populations.  Functions as a PA first assistant during operative and other invasive procedures and throughout the perioperative continuum in accordance with scope of practice credentials, privileges, experience, education, and competency verification.  Position may require working at alternate sites.  Able to call independently

  • Reports to
    • Director of Inpatient and Outpatient Surgical Services, RN Manager Surgical Clinical Operations, and Supervising Surgeon

  • Supervises
    • N/A
  • Ages of Patients
    • Adolescent
    • Adult
    • Geriatric
    • Pediatric

  • Blood Borne Pathogens
    • High Potential
  • Qualifications
    • Education
      • Required: Physician Assistant Master's degree, if hired after July 1, 2023

    • Licensure/Certification
      • Required: Physician Assistant license by PA’s Examining Committee of the Medical Board of California; and American Heart Association BLS and ACLS; Successful credentialing and privileges from Medical Staff Department

    • Experience
      • Preferred: Acute multi-specialty surgical 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.
    • Ensures Interventions are based on priorities and are individualized and consistent with plan of care.
    • Provides intra-operative exposure and retraction.
      • Retracts tissues or organs by use of the hand
      • Places and holds surgical retractors
      • Packs sponges or laparotomy pads into body cavities to hold tissues or organs out of the operative field
      • Manages all instruments in the operative field to prevent obstruction of the surgeon’s view
    • Sutures tissue, using instruments and suture material.
      • Correctly approximates tissue layers
      • Approximates tissue appropriately to avoid excess tension and tissue necrosis
      • Ties knots firmly to avoid slipping
      • Uses staples, clips or other devices to approximate tissue
    • Handles tissues and manipulates instruments to perform:
      • Superficial dissection
      • Aspirating and sponging of blood and other fluids from the operative site
      • Placing suture ligatures in the muscle, subcutaneous and skin layers
      • Placing hemoclips or other ligating devices on bleeders
    • Demonstrates and maintains aseptic technique according to the policies and procedures of Surgical Services.
    • Anticipates surgeons needs by review of preference card and procuring appropriate supplies prior to start of case.
    • Demonstrates competency and knowledge of the surgical environment regarding traffic patterns and contamination of the sterile field.
    • Remains attentive to the progression of the case in order to anticipate surgeon’s needs.
    • Properly disposes of all sharps and biohazardous waste.
    • Assists with putting away supplies and room turnover.
    • Contributes to maximum efficiency of the surgical line up in order to adhere to surgical start times
    • Demonstrates cost effectiveness by using judgment when opening and using supplies.
    • Acts as a preceptor to new staff and students.
    • Participates in preoperative assessment and planning for surgical patients specific to PA activities (e.g. anatomical exposure, wound closure) in collaboration with perioperative team members.
    • Positions the patient provide access to the operative site while maximizing patient safety and comfort, protecting the patient from injury.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

Eisenhower Health offers a generous benefits package and a matched retirement plan.

Employees are eligible to participate in a benefits program designed to make a difference for you and your family.

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