at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware, United States
ChristianaCare is currently recruiting for a Physician Assistant to work in the Cardiac Surgery Professional Services. This is a full-time position that promotes a work/life balance. Position consists of a hybrid schedule - five 8hr shifts or two 24 hour shifts per week, and rotating OR call.
As a Cardiac Surgery Physician Assistant, duties and responsibilities include:
Perform endoscopic vein harvest. Endoscopic radial artery harvest experience is a plus.
Assist cardiac surgeon in operating room procedures.
Conduct history and physical examinations.
Provide perioperative patient management including ICU and step-down management.
Provide postoperative office patient management.
Collaborate with physicians and other members of the medical staff.
Screen patient to determine need for urgent medical attention.
Prepare patients preoperatively for surgery.
Evaluate need to changes in patient therapy.
Write orders and modifies treatment plans.
Educate and counsel patients and patient families on health and disease.
Attend departmental meetings.
Communicate with attendings, colleagues, and staff in a timely, concise, professional manner.
Demonstrate skills/knowledge necessary to provide appropriate adult cardiac surgery perioperative care.
Perform assigned work safely, adhering to established institute/departmental safety standards and practices.
Report to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
Perform other related duties as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Completion of a Physician Assistant Program and board certification as a Physician Assistant.
Licensure or license eligible for Registered Physician Assistant in Delaware.
Certified or eligible for certification by National Commission of Physician Assistants.
Apply for and receive an RXPA number which permits one to prescribe non-controlled substances.
Apply for and receive DEA number to prescribe controlled substances.
Two years of experience, cardiac surgery experience preferred.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.