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Cardiothoracic Physician Assistant/APNP

Entourage Consulting LLC
Milwaukee, WI
June 20, 2024


Entourage is accepting resumes for this role:

Cardiothoracic Physician Assistant/Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner

Place of Performance: Milwaukee, WI

Specific Tasks:

• Assist in the Operating Room (OR) as the first or second surgical assistant to the attending surgeon, fellow, or resident.

• Help open and close all incisions pertinent to CT surgery, harvest veins or arteries using endoscopic techniques.

• Manage patients in clinic, take calls, round on selected weekends.

• Change dressings on surgical wounds.

• Order and interpret diagnostic tests, and prescribe medications within the defined scope of practice.

• Assist in the day-to-day management of patients on the surgical wards and in the ICU.

• Order CT/MRI or other non-invasive studies, and miscellaneous PA-related clinical and administrative tasks.

• Collaboration is required with surgeons and trainees on the CT Surgery Service and may be required with other services as needed (cardiology, medicine, ICU, hospitalist).


• Cardiothoracic Physician Assistant (CTPA), shall have a current license to practice as a Physician Assistant in a State, Territory or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia, and be Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants (NCPPA).

• Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner (APNP), must possess an active, current, full and unrestricted APN license to practice as a NP in a State, Territory or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.

• Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner (APNP), must maintain a full and current board certification in an area of clinical specialty from one of the following:

1 The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

2 The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB)

3 Other nationally recognized certifying body in the area in which the Nurse Practitioner is academically prepared.


• Must possess and maintain a current BLS certification through the American Heart Association (AHA) or organization recognized by the AHA.


• Shall be proficient in written and spoken English.

• Shall have training and experience in endoscopic vein or artery harvesting for coronary artery bypass surgery cases as well as experience in the management of complex cardiac and thoracic surgery patients in the outpatient setting and inpatient setting.

• It is preferred, but not required, have two years’ experience serving as an Assistant in the OR for Cardiac or Thoracic cases.