The Department of Cardiac Surgery, Section of Adult Cardiovascular Surgery, is currently seeking a Physician Assistant to assist cardiac surgeons in the operative care of adult heart patients, performing such functions as first assist in operating rooms and participating in a wide range of heart procedures.
The primary work setting for this position is in the operating room for the majority of the time where the individual will have responsibilities that include first/second assisting, conduit harvesting, and evaluation/expansion of minimally invasive equipment/approaches (EVH experience preferred). The ideal candidate should have 3-5 years of cardiac surgery experience with strong interpersonal talents and technically skilled in the operating room. The cardiothoracic surgery Physician Assistant exercises autonomy in medical decision making and provides a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services to adult heart patients. This may include managing patients with complex, acute, critical and chronic health conditions. In addition, the individual collects and assists in the interpretation of reports from diagnostic and laboratory tests, radiographic procedures and clinical studies. The position typically analyzes, compares and evaluates various courses of action and has the authority to make independent decisions on matters of significance, free from immediate direction, within the scope of their responsibilities.
Current license to practice as a Physician Assistant in the State of Michigan.
Certification by the National Commission on Certification for Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
Satisfactory completion of a Physician Assistant program accredited by Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or one of its predecessor agencies, CAHEA or CAAHEP.
ACLS and BLS certification (completed by start date).
Current DEA registration required
3-5 years cardiac surgery experience
NOTE: In order to be considered for this position the applicant must have met or will have met all the required qualifications prior to the start date of employment.
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the credentialing and privileging process.
RESUME REQUIRED (for both internal & external applicants):
You must attach a complete and accurate resume to be fully considered for this position.
State of Michigan Controlled Substance License Required
Ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a collaborative team is required.
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills are required.
Experience in surgery or emergency room/urgent care is desired.
5 years cardiothoracic/cardiovascular surgery experience strongly preferred.
Coverage as part of the team is 7 days per week, 24 hours per day with on-call responsibilities.
100% operating room, 40 hrs work week, calls are to be divided among 10 PAs.
This position is included in the bargaining unit represented by the United Physician Assistants of Michigan Medicine, which represents bargaining unit members in all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.
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If you have questions regarding this posting or would like assistance with Physician Assistant opportunities please contact Nurse and Physician Assistant Recruitment at (734) 936-5183 or e-mail UMHS_PArecruit@med.umich.edu. For a current listing of all open PA job opportunities at Michigan Medicine, please visit www.UMHSpa.org.
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