Cardiothoracic Physician Assistant

Location: Florida - Palm Coast
Duration: Permanent - Full Time
Job ID: 22546720
Category: Physician Assistant Jobs - Surgery - Cardiothoracic
Company: Palm Health Resources, LLC.
Contact: Jacob Goldberg    Call: 9544060633
Practice Type:   Hospital
Job Salary:   Competitive
Job Posted: 11/19/20

Cardiothoracic Physician Assistant - 22546720

This is a cardiothoracic PA's dream! 70% OR Time! Plus minimal on-call time!

Serve as an integral role in the global management of cardiothoracic surgery patients, including all aspects of peri-operative care from performing patient histories and daily rounds to invasive surgical procedures, including endoscopic vein harvest for coronary artery bypass graft procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs patient histories and physical exams in the office and hospital setting
  • Handles daily patient rounds (including the CVICU), patient education and discharge summaries
  • Performs invasive procedures, such as chest tube insertions, placement of central venous, dialysis and Swan-Ganz catheters, arterial lines and removal of intra-aortic balloon pumps
  • Exhibits autonomy in the operating room when required
  • Endoscopic vein harvest, including greater and lesser saphenous veins and/or radial arteries, for use as a bypass conduit (proficient in use of Maquet EVH system)
  • Performs first assistant duties on all adult cardiac and thoracic 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 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, pneumonia and others


  • 1-2 yrs experience in CT Surgery as a surgical first assist
  • Proficient in endoscopic vein harvesting

Licensure, Certification, and Registration:

  • Current, valid Florida PA-C license

Competitive Salary, Comprehensive Benefits, Extremely low-cost health care premiums for single or family plans, Plus Relocation Assistance!

Submit CV for immediate consideration!  Role will not last!