Physician Assistant- Thoracic And Cardiovascular Surgery

Winchester Hospital Burlington , MA 01803

Posted 11 months ago

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Lahey Health is a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environment for all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.

About the Job

The Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is seeking advanced practitioners to join our team. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a nationally recognized 345 bed tertiary care hospital located in the northern suburbs of Boston, MA.

Responsibilities include:

  • Under the direction of the attending physician:

  • History & physical examinations, daily progress notes and discharge summaries

  • Consultations

  • Outpatient clinic follow-up visits

  • Planning and coordinating all aspects of postoperative care and post discharge follow-up

  • First assisting with both cardiac and general thoracic surgical procedures. Familiarity with robotic thoracic surgery desirable.

  • Harvesting saphenous veins (traditional and endoscopic)

  • Placement and removal of chest tubes, central and arterial lines. Removal of pacer wires, sutures/staples, Swan-Ganz catheters, intra-aortic balloon pumps

  • Participate in call rotation with other advanced practitioners who provide 24/7 in-house coverage and OR first assist call.

  • Experience/Education Requirements:

  • Graduate of approved Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program

  • Must have at least 2 years' experience in the field of cardiothoracic surgery or vascular surgery

  • Experience with intensive care management of the postoperative cardiothoracic surgery patient including familiarity with ventilators, inotropes and vasoactive medications

  • Licensure in the state of Massachusetts

  • Current BCLS or ACLS certification

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a high acuity environment

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