Physician Assistant Cardiothoracic

Dignity Health

Redding, CA 96001

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

**Physician Assistant Cardiothoracic**


Mercy Medical Center ReddingRedding, California


**Requisition ID** 2021-177714 **Employment Type** Full Time **Department** Cardiology Services **Hours/Pay Period** 80 **Shift** Day **Standard Hours** Various days of the week


**Overview**


For more than 70 years, Mercy Medical Center Redding has offered comprehensive health care in the North State, providing acute care and a full range of medical services. The 267-bed hospital offers major medical services including a Level II Trauma Center as well as specialized Cardiovascular Care, Stroke Care, Orthopedics, Neurological Surgery, Comprehensive Cancer Care, Maternity Care, and da Vinci Robotic Surgery. It is the sole provider of obstetrical services, along with the only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Shasta County. In addition, the hospital’s network of care includes Mercy Home Health and Hospice and Dignity Health Connected Living. Mercy Medical Center Redding is a member of the Dignity Health system and is a sister facility to St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff and Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta. As one of the area’s largest non-profit employers, we are proud to give back to the community by providing many programs and services to benefit overall health.


Visit https://www.dignityhealth.org/north-state/locations/mercy-redding to learn more.


**Responsibilities**


**Position Summary:**


Under general supervision of the surgeons and clinical supervision the incumbent provides a variety of medical services. These include surgical assisting, inpatient management, preoperative and postoperative evaluations and staff/patient education. The PA's are granted privileges as outlined by the Medical Staff Bylaws and Title 16 of the California Administrative Code as per their privilege list In addition, the incumbent oversees the day-to-day operation of the function, ensuring that standards of care are met and that all required daily checks, chart documentation meet standards as well as daily call to patients. Position will report to Chief Nurse Executive.


+ Performs comprehensive and problem focused history and physical exams.


+ Diagnoses and treats common conditions and provides follow-up care within scope of practice.


+ Orders, collects, performs, and interprets appropriate laboratory or diagnostic procedures and studies.


+ Exercises judgement on problems requiring consultation, referral or evaluation by the supervising physician or other health care professionals.


+ Orders, prescribes, and administers medications according to California State Law.


+ Provides documentation according to department standards.


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~LI DH


**Qualifications**


**Minimum Qualifications:**


+ Bachelor's or Master's Degree from an accredited PA Program approved by the California Board of Medical Examiners


+ At time of hire, licensed as a Physician Assistant in the State of California


+ Current BLS for Health Care Providers and ACLS certifications


+ Experience with all and proficiency in endoscopic vessel harvesting (EVH).


+ Experience in cardiothoracic surgery (first and second assisting, opening and closing, suturing surgical wounds, & wound care).Experience in critical care (ICU) management – advanced understanding in pleurovac and chest tube management.


+ Experience in performing invasive procedures (including but not limited to central vascular access, Swan Ganz insertion, dialysis catheter insertion, IABP insertion, chest tube insertion, thoracentesis).


+ Experience with endoscopic radial artery harvesting (ERAH).


+ Experience with Thoracic Robotic First Assistant education


**Preferred Qualifications:**


+ Experience with endoscopic radial artery harvesting (ERAH).


+ Experience with Thoracic Robotic First Assist.


**Equal Opportunity**


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a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for

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External hires must pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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Dignity Health is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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