Cardiothoracic Surgery Physician Assistant (Physician Assistant #)
Company: Palm Health Resources
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: March 19, 2020
Top-Notch, Small Cardiothoracic Surgery Group located near
Beautiful Santa Barbara, California are hiring an experienced
cardiothoracic surgery physician assistant!2 cardiac surgeons with
a manageable caseload of 120 Cardiac Surgeries Annually and 80
Lungs is seeking an experienced cardiac surgery Physician
Assistant. Primarily the candidate will be assisting the surgeons
in the OR, but will be working the full continuum of care.
Candidate will have a varied work schedule depending on the case
load for that week! Some weeks will be very hectic, some weeks will
be a walk in the park! Most Importantly, we need a dedicated,
compassionate cardiac surgery Physician Assistant who desires to be
the best! This candidate will only be required to work at one
hospital! We have a great culture and will be moving to a brand new
facility next year! Summary: The Cardiovascular Physician Assistant
will assist the cardiovascular surgeons in the provision of
preoperative, intra-operative and postoperative care to patients
who undergo cardiovascular surgery. This position requires the full
understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of
the Organization. It is expected that the employee will demonstrate
behavior consistent with our Values. The employee shall support the
Organization's strategic plan and the goals and direction of the
Performance Improvement Plan.Responsibilities:
- Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to assist
physician in diagnosing medical and surgical problems and
prescribing necessary treatment and service for quality patient
care; record the normal and abnormal data for review by the
- Take patient histories, conduct physical examinations, and
record the data in the patient's record; write progress notes and
narrative discharge summaries; prepare patient workups and
summaries noting pertinent positive and negative findings. Order
and schedule diagnostic procedures; explain the necessity,
preparation, nature and anticipated effects of scheduled diagnostic
and therapeutic procedures to the patient.
- Examine patients to obtain information about their physical
- Interpret diagnostic test results for deviations from
- Make tentative diagnoses and decisions about management and
treatment of patients.
- Obtain, compile and record patient medical data, including
health history, progress notes and results of physical
- Administer or order diagnostic tests, such as x-ray,
electrocardiogram, and laboratory tests.
- Prescribe therapy or medication with physician approval.
- Perform therapeutic procedures, such as injections,
immunizations, suturing and wound care, and infection
- Instruct and counsel patients about prescribed therapeutic
regimens, normal growth and development, emotional problems of
daily living, and health maintenance.
- Provide physicians with assistance during surgery or
complicated medical procedures.
- Visit and observe patient on hospital rounds or house calls,
updating charts, ordering therapy, and reporting back to
- Recognize and evaluate situations which call for immediate
attention of the physician and organization, when necessary,
treatment procedures essential for the life of the patient.
Compensation Depends Upon Experience, Benefits Comprehensive;
Health, Dental, Matching 403B, Disability, Life, CME MOnies, 4-6
weeks vacation and MUCH MORE!
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