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Westwood, California
United States

Cardiac Physician Assistant

Job Duties

Under the general supervision of the Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Director of Nursing and Operations or designee, the cardiac OR Senior Physician Assistant (PA) is a surgical assistant in cardiac operations and will provide patient care and management in the operating room and bedside. The Senior Physician Assistant responsibilities may include managing patients in the office, hospital, ED and/or perioperative setting. The Senior Physician Assistant may be required to First Assist in the operating room or perform other department specific procedures. The Senior Physician Assistant may also facilitate on call responsibilities for the Cardiac Surgery service. The Senior Physician Assistant's daily responsibilities may vary based upon the department & supervising physician needs and may require evening, weekend, and holiday hours. Shows proficiency in endoscopic harvesting of veins and/or arteries. First and/or second assist in cardiac surgeries or perform procedures as applicable. Performs admission evaluation on patients to include: obtaining basic medical information and history, reviewing patient's medical record, performing physical exam, documenting findings into patient medical record, and reporting deviations from normal findings to attending physician. Provides patient and family with pre-operative/pre-procedure and post-operative/post-procedure and other pertinent education. Answers questions regarding surgery or procedures, recovery and risk factor modification; provides blood transfusion information as applicable; performs peri-operative procedures; reviews diagnostic images, instruments and pertinent patient information; reviews and interprets laboratory information. Assists in performing surgical procedures and other procedures consistent with the standards of care and practice guidelines as determined by the Cardiac Surgery service. Performs post-operative procedures to include entering standard post-operative orders into patient medical records; assists physicians with evaluation and management of patient's status during recovery; reviews vital signs, laboratory and diagnostic studies; assists with management of patients. Facilitates patient discharge; performs discharge and transfer summaries in a timely manner.

Job Qualifications

Minimum three (3) years previous experience in cardiac surgery
Graduate from an ARC-PA accredited physician assistant program.
California State Physician Assistant License, issued by Physician Assistant Board under Medical Board of California by date of hire.
NCCPA certified at time of hire and maintained throughout career at UCLA.
BLS and ACLS certification required.
Must have a National Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to employment start date and meet current Medicare requirements for billing.
Must have a current DEA number.