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Physician Assistant - Cardiothoracic Surgery Opportunity

Job ID
1505
Job Category
Physician Assistant - Surgery
Job Location
California-Fresno
Job Duration
Permanent - Full Time
Practice Type
Group

Saint Agnes Medical Providers (SAMP) and Saint Agnes Medical Center (SAMC) have an excellent employment opportunity for a full time Cardiothoracic Surgery Physician Assistant to join a multi-specialty group practice located in Fresno, California.

Responsibilities for this opportunity will include but are not limited to the following:

Clinical Job Duties
- Performing patient histories and physical exams
- Handling daily patient rounds (including the CVICU), patient education and discharge summaries
- Performing invasive procedures, such as thoracenteses, chest tube insertions, placement of central venous, dialysis and Swan-Ganz catheters, arterial lines and intra-aortic balloon pumps
- Exhibits autonomy in the operating room when required
- Retrieves vascular tissue, including greater and lesser saphenous veins and/or radial arteries, for use as a bypass conduit
- Often uses endoscopic retrieval methods and involved in the industrial aspect of EVH
- Performs first assistant duties on all adult cardiac cases, thoracic and major/minor vascular cases
- Meets the specific needs of the attending surgeon, often assisting several surgeons in a single practice
- Has exacting knowledge of each surgeon's idiosyncrasies to expedite the procedure and limit patient morbidity and mortality
- Uses knowledge of medical model to promote synergistic relationship between physician and PA
- Has extensive knowledge of the pharmacologic effects of vasoactive/ cardiotonic drugs, ventilator management and artificial cardiac devices
- Performs duties of a primary care PA
- Manages other disease entities frequently encountered in the cardiac population, namely hypertension, diabetes, COPD, asthma, hypothyroidism and others

Administrative Job Duties
- Ensures all patients are received and treated in a courteous and professional manner
- Assists in identifying and maintaining clinical patient literature and related patient education materials
- Assists in researching, developing and implementing clinical projects as needed
- Works with administration to ensure there is proper documentation and follow up with all patent complaints
- Assists in developing methods and plans to increase patient referrals
- Participates in company-sponsored activities in order to promote the practice and its providers
- Assists in the implementation and maintenance of electronic medical record (EMR)
- Assists in ensuring that the facilities are in compliance with codes/regulations and that they are conducive to quality patient care.
- Participates in educational events in order to maintain and/or further develop clinical and administrative/leadership skills

Minimum required qualifications for these opportunities include: 
- Successful completion of an accredited PA program
- PA Certification 
- State of California License 
- Active and Current DEA, ACLS and BLS Certification 

This is an excellent opportunity for a Physician Assistant interested in practicing within an established multi-specialty group.


RECRUITMENT PACKAGE

This opportunity offers a competitive compensation and benefits package for the right providers including:

- Base Salary 
- Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Health Savings Account
- 401(k) Plan
- Paid Time Off (PTO) Days
- Malpractice Insurance and Tail Coverage
- Relocation Expense Reimbursement
- CME Allowance


ABOUT THE FACILITY

Saint Agnes Medical Providers (SAMP) - Founded in 2013, under the direction of Dr. Stephen P. Soldo, Saint Agnes Medical Providers is a multi-specialty medical group dedicated to quality patient care. This physician led group specializes in Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Occupational Health, Orthopedic Surgery, Surgical Services, and Urgent Care. 

In addition to expert physicians, knowledgeable support staff provides compassionate care for patients. The attention to quality patient care and service is consistent at each location, which offer aesthetically pleasing facilities with convenient access and ample parking.

Saint Agnes Medical Center (SAMC) - Founded by the Sisters of the Holy Cross in 1929, Saint Agnes Medical Center has grown from a 75-bed to a 436-bed, state-of-the-art Medical Center campus - bringing together the most advanced equipment and facilities and the expertise of top-ranked physicians and staff. Among numerous healthcare quality awards and distinctions, Saint Agnes was named the Best Hospital in The Fresno Bees Central Valleys People Choice Awards for the eighth straight year (2005-2012) as well as the Consumer Choice Award winner among the best hospitals in the country eighteen years in a row (1996-2013) by the National Research Corporation (NRC). 

Saint Agnes Medical Center is recognized as the San Joaquin Valley's premier healthcare provider of cardiovascular, oncology, neurological, orthopedic, gastrointestinal, and general surgery services. It also operates the Saint Agnes Home Health/Hospice, Holy Cross Center for Women (a safe haven for women and children in need), Holy Cross Clinic at Poverello House (a medical and dental clinic for homeless persons), as well as many other programs and services.

For 85 years, Saint Agnes has remained faithful to its healing mission - committed to excellence in providing compassionate, high quality, cost-effective health care. Saint Agnes Medical Center is a member of Trinity Health, one of the largest Catholic health care organizations in the United States. Trinity Health is based in Livonia, Michigan.

For more information about Saint Agnes Medical Center, please visit www.samc.com


COMMUNITY DESCRIPTION

Fresno, California - Located in beautiful Central Californias San Joaquin Valley, Fresno is only a two-hour drive from Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park, and one hour from the Sierra National Forest. It is the business, financial, cultural, and entertainment capital of the Valley, and is host to a variety of natural wonders. An abundance of restaurants, theaters and cinemas, casinos, malls, and many family activities make living in Fresno enjoyable and easy.

Fresno is the Central Valleys largest metropolitan city (fifth largest in the State and thirty-fourth largest in the United States) with county population of approximately 950,000 and located in the middle of California - both east-west and north-south.

Fresno enthusiasts enjoy an active and fun lifestyle with nearly 70 beautiful parks. Recreational opportunities abound in the surrounding Sierra Nevada Mountains, foothills, lakes, rivers, forests and lush countryside. Outdoor activities range from skiing, white-water rafting and rock climbing to camping, horseback riding, hiking, sailing, boating, biking, ATV riding, canoe trips and kayaking. Fishing and hunting are also popular pastimes for locals and visitors alike. Spectator sports include the California State University-Fresno Bulldogs and the Triple A Minor League Grizzlies, farm team to the San Francisco Giants.

In addition to the beautiful outdoors, Fresno boasts a diverse offering of cultural arts, museums, entertainment options, shopping, wineries and cultural wonders - all available to those who choose to make their home in Fresno. Known for its Mediterranean climate, Fresno is an ethnically diverse market with a strong agri-business base. Fresno is a shining example of people coming together from different faiths, races, age groups, genders and socioeconomic status to make their world a better place to live. More than 85 ethnic groups reside in the city of Fresno. Fresno was chosen as an All American City by the National Civic League.

Fresno is a great place to live, work, play and raise a family.

For more information on Fresno, visit www.fresnochamber.com.




Minimum required qualifications for these opportunities include: 
- Successful completion of an accredited PA program
- PA Certification 
- State of California License 
- Active and Current DEA, ACLS and BLS Certification 

Job Updated: 05/01/18

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