Physician Assistant - Cardiovascular Surgery

Job Title: Physician Assistant - Cardiovascular Surgery
Job ID: 777889099
Employer: Essentia Health
Location: Fargo, ND
Provider Category: Advanced Practice Providers (PA's, APRN's)
Provider Type: Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner
Specialty: Cardiovascular Surgery
New Grads OK? No

Looking for two (2) experienced surgical practitioners to join our ever growing Heart & Vascular Team in our multispecialty clinic and hospital campus located in Fargo, ND. Join one (1) FT Cardiothoracic Surgeon and one (1) Physician Assistant in a growing practice that offers a beautiful, new OR area which includes 11 OR Suites, 1 Hybrid Room, 2 IR Suites, 2 Cath Lab Suites, 1 EP Suite and the DaVinci Robot. Our recently added third tower also houses a 24-bed Emergency Department/Level II trauma center, extensive Lab/Radiology & Nuclear Med area as well as a newly expanded Critical Care Unit. *Previous surgical experience required, CV preferred; may consider new graduates if extensive background/experience in surgical field. Practice in high-volume clinic & hospital setting. Follow-up appointments. Assist in OR in CT/CV/Device surgeries. Management of CCU/ICU patients; Pre- and Post-op orders, discharge planning, rounding. Collaborative practice with excellent clinic staff. 10-12 patients per day. 1-5 procedures per day. Work Monday-Friday plus on-call for emergent cases. Once fully staffed, rotation will be 1:4 call coverage on weekends; includes management of critical patients, weekend discharge, and surgical coverage for emergent surgeries..Schedule rotation in clinic, OR, hospital rounds. The Physician Assistant is assigned to Surgical Services for the purpose of providing patient care under the supervision of the attending physician(s) in accordance with the rules, regulations, bylaws of the Medical Staff Office with the following responsibilities, including but not limited to: assisting in surgery. Independently delivering clinical services to patients within the services line within the limits of their privileges. Complies with Essentia Health standards, policies and procedures, contributes to customer satisfaction, participates in quality assurance improvement, supports and participates in team approach to the delivery of patient care within the department, service line and hospital. Fiscally responsible for the level of care prescribed/delivered and the appropriate utilization of resources. Demonstrates the successful judgment and ability to service appropriate unique needs of various patient populations and age groups. The Physician Assistant utilizes advanced health assessment, knowledge, and decision making skills, the PA works independently and in collaboration with physicians and other health care professionals. PAs provide health care to individuals and families, emphasizing health promotion and disease prevention. They may care for patients ranging in age from newborn to elderly as noted in age-related category and area of expertise. Position requires high level of customer service skills to establish and enhance positive relationships with patients, co-workers, and others.