Cardiothoracic Physician Assistant

Job ID
Job Category
Physician Assistant - Surgery
Job Location
Job Duration
Permanent - Full Time
Practice Type
Job Salary
$100,000 to $120,000

Cardiac Surgery Physician Assistant

Palm Health Resources – Peoria, IL

Hospital seeking Cardiac Surgery Physician Assistant to work both 
Inpatient & Outpatient

Seeking an experienced physician assistant to join our adult cardiovascular surgery team. This team member will work in the OR and see patients pre-op in the clinic as well as post-up in the CVICU.

Will serve as first/second surgical assist with adult cardiothoracic and heart/lung procedures.
Requires experience in EVH and open saphenous vein harvest techniques, open radial artery harvest technique, paracentesis, thoracentesis, temporary pacer wire removal, chest/mediastinal tube removal, IABP removal (FemStop system), arterial line placement, central line placement to include Swan-Ganz catheter insertion.

This individual collaborates with physicians and serves as a key team member in a 24 hour directed multidisciplinary team model in a 32 bed adult heart unit. The unit consists of 12 CV ICU, 6 Cardiac Intermediate, 6 Coronary Care and 8 cardiac telemetry step-down unit beds. Over 600 cardiovascular surgeries are completed each year.

A typical schedule includes Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Night call shared with two other PA providers. Weekend call is one in three. 

Benefits include CME, association membership dues, holidays, vacation weeks, paid relocation assistance, and health, life, and dental insurance, and matching 401K retirement plan.
Greater Peoria, IL, metro area population of over 350,000, offers remarkably low cost of living with all the comforts and attractions of the big city with less congestion.

Job Posted: 02/05/16

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