Would you like to be part of a team of colleagues with deep experience across all specialties, including transplantation, stem cell therapy, congenital heart disease, women's heart health, valve disorders, arrhythmia and hypertension? Do you have a passion for the highest quality and patient happiness? Then please respond to this dynamic opportunity available with one of the best places to work in Southern California! We would be happy to hear from you.
The Smidt Heart Institute is home to a distinguished team of experts who are setting the bar for cardiovascular treatment in the United States. The Institute unites 16 centers and programs to diagnose and treat the full spectrum of heart and vascular conditions for all patients, from infants to those with advanced disease. Compassionate care is integrated with an agile research enterprise, giving patients access to pioneering treatments.
Under the supervision of Cardiac Surgeons and within the physician assistant's competence, the physician assistant provides services to cardiac surgical patients. In the operating room, he/she acts as the first or second assistant, endoscopically harvesting veins or arteries for CABG procedures, transplant surgeries, opening and closing the chest, cannulation, decannulation, etc. The PA is responsible for the planning and coordination of all aspects of the work up and care o f the patients in the unit including management of MCS and Heart Transplant patients. The physician assistant is also responsible to:
Obtain and perform history and physical examinations
Record and interpret pertinent data (i.e., labs, diagnostic studies, discharge summaries, progress notes, etc.), including writing orders and discharges.
Evaluate, treat and diagnose patients under the supervision of a licensed physician
Write a daily progress note on inpatients, collate inpatient records and perform discharge summaries, utilizing the electronic medical record.
Participate in daily interdisciplinary rounds
Coordinate ongoing overall patient care with physician staff, nursing staff and other ancillary care providers to ensure treatment plans are implemented.
Assist or perform bedside procedures within the scope of service.
Maintain communication with patients and families regarding care
Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to deliver care appropriate to adult and geriatric patients, including knowledge of growth and development, the ability to obtain and interpret information to identify patient needs, and provide the care needed
Perform assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices
Perform other related duties as required.
Participation in Quality activities, including Unit Practice Committees.
The PA will be working with a large PA/NPs in the team, and will be responsible to provide comprehensive services primarily in the step down unit, operating room, and consultative service, and occasionally in the outpatient clinic. This position does require incumbent to work rotating night shifts (inhouse) and weekends (inhouse)
Graduate from a PA program approved by Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation required
Valid California PA license required
PA certification issued by national Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants required
DEA License required
Current ACLS certification required
Working experience in CT Surgery is a must
Experience in endoscopic vein and artery harvest preferred
Minimum of 1 year of acute hospital experience
Minimum of 1 year of experience with cardiac transplant medicine preferred
Must have strong intraoperative skills
Radial Harvesting preferred
Working Title: Physician Assistant - Cardiothoracic Surgery
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major t...eaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.