DUTIES: The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a Physician Assistant. The PA will be responsible for, but not limited to the following: - Assessment and management of Cardiothoracic patients. - Perform patient histories and physical examinations. - Order and interpret diagnostic lab tests and radiological studies. - Write orders for medications or other various therapies. - Formulate other diagnostic impressions. - Refer to and converse with appropriate consultation services in regard to patient management. - Participate in rounds at the start through end of shift. - Assume all other responsibilities as assigned by the Chief or his/her designee. - Participate in QAPI, Patient Care / Patient Safety, and Special Projects. - Functions as first assistant on cardiac surgery cases - Provides post-operative management of patients in the CTICU - Assists in preparation and pre-operative management of Cardiothoracic patients. - Adheres to STS imperatives including pre-op medication management (pre-op BB admin, antibiotic dosing/timing, withholding ACE/ARBs, withholding nephrotoxins) - Assist with chest tube placement. - IABP management. - Impella LVAD/RVAD management. - ECMO. - Must be able to work variable and flexible shifts. (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED: NYS Licensure and current registration as a Physician Assistant and Bachelor's Degree from an accredited physician's assistant program, BLS & ACLS Certification. Minimum of 1 year experience in critical care required. Experience in Cardiothoracic critical care preferred. PREFERRED: Previous experience in Cardiothoracic critical care preferred Surgery as a first surgical assistant preferred. Additional Info: *Please ensure you include the 5-digit Line Number and Job Title in the subject line and body of your email submission.Closing Date: Open Until Filled STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Internal Number: 52562
About SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.