Senior PA - Operating Room Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • UCLA Health
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Mar 15, 2023
Full Time Physician Assistant

Job Description


Major functions include serving as a Sr. Physician Assistantfor the cardiothoracic surgical service under the general supervision ofthe Medical Director, assist in the operating room, coordinate the care ofadult and pediatric cardiothoracic patients and provide patient/familyeducation to promote a smooth transition from admission to discharge. Provide adischarge plan, providing detailed discharge instructions. Major functionsinclude collaborating with interdisciplinary team members, leading therotational mentoring program, participating in clinical trials, showinginitiative in developing and implementing positive improvements for the alliedhealth team. Take a leadership role in research, teaching and publishing. Salary range:$77.67-$104.50 Hourly

* Graduated from an accredited PA program- required (Master's Degree preferred) * National Board Certification - required * CA PA license- required * Minimum2 years’ experience as Cardiac PA with endo vein harvesting skill required andendo artery harvesting skill -preferred * Knowledge of cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology -required * Skill in physical assessment and nursing care of cardiacsurgery patients- required * Cardiac Robotic experience or Pediatric Cardiac experience -preferred * Skill in teaching -required * Knowledge, skill, and ability to perform patient history andphysical assessment-required * Skill and ability in written and verbal communication -required * Knowledge of interdisciplinary resources needed tocoordinate patient care and facilitate referral -required * Skill in removal of chest tubes, temporary pacing wires, andsutures/staples-required * Knowledge and skill in BCLS and ACLS -required * Knowledge and skill in wound care and treatment-required * Skill in organizing and prioritizing-required * Ability to ready, interpret, apply, and or follow physicianorders, policies, procedures, and written/verbal instructions -required

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