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Physician Assistant-Cardiothoracic Surgery

KVR Consultant
South Bend, Indiana, United States
January 11, 2017

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JOB SUMMARY• Reports clinically to the Practice Site Physician(s) and administratively to the Practice Manager/Director. Under the direction of the physician(s) is responsible for the coordination and delivery of care for patients. Assists the physician in the global management of patient care in pre-, intra- and post-operative settings.

SPECIFICATIONS• Education and Experience: The knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated below are normally acquired through the successful completion of Bachelor's or Master's degree and the completion of an accredited program for Physician Assistants, current Indiana license and certification as a Physician Assistant.• Knowledge & Skills1. Requires thorough and complete understanding of medical care practices, policies and procedures in order to function in area of specialty.2. Demonstrates high level of analytical ability necessary to assess patients and evaluate services rendered.3. Demonstrates well developed interpersonal skills necessary to interact in a professional manner with patients and families, physicians and other health care professionals.4. Demonstrates excellent communication skills, both verbal and written to disseminate information in a clear, concise manner.5. Demonstrates ability to function within legal boundaries of a Physician Assistant and utilize knowledge of governing statues and rules.• Working Condition so Works in a clinic and hospital environment with some exposure to biohazards.• Physical Demand so Requires the visual and manual dexterity and physical ability to meet the essential functions of the position.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES The below statements are intended to describe the essential job functions and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel occupying this position.1. Assists in the operating room and provides pre-surgical and post-surgical patient care under the direction of the attending physician:• Prepare patients for surgery (positioning, skin preparation, administration of local anesthetic).• Function as first or second assistant in the operating room and perform surgical exposure, surgical dissections, layer closure of wounds, application of immobilization devices and other duties based upon clinical specialty.• Assist with use of monitoring devices, including radiographic equipment.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $135,000.00 /year

Required education:


Required experience:

Aware of variable scheduling based on case schedule and emergency cases: 5 years

Must be licensed Physician Assistant: 5 years

Cardiovascular: 5 years

Surgical: 6 years

Required license or certification:

License PA