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LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA ~ Cardiothoracic Surgery PA needed in beautiful Blueridge Mountains

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Lynchburg, VA Across the USA
Experience Required
Degree Required
Employment Type
No Travel

Job Description

This Cardiothoracic Surgery Center is seeking a Physician Assistant to join this integrated, team-oriented cardiac surgery program!

The Physician Assistant will have primary responsibility of the ongoing care of postoperative open heart surgery patient. Other responsibilities would include and not limited to:
• oversight of surgical telemetry patient and bedside rounds
• responsible for admissions and consultation as need arises
• must be able to function in an autonomous environment and
• perform invasive procedures such as arterial line, chest tubes, IABP insertion / removal

General postoperative care would also include ventilator support and management, adjustments in medication infusions and recognition of problems related to open heart surgery patients. Minimum two years’ experience of solid postoperative care or critical care required.
Responsibilities in the OR are available, if desired, with appropriate experience level.

This is a regional, not-for-profit, health care system based in Lynchburg, Virginia. This cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgery program is based in the hospital. The facilities include two dedicated operating rooms, a 12-bed cardiac ICU, a 44-bed step-down unit, and complete invasive and non-invasive cardiology services.
This two-person cardiothoracic surgeon team is currently performing approximately 350 open heart cases involving both VAD implantations and minimally invasive procedures & 100-plus general thoracic cases comprising thoracotomies, as well as VATS procedures.

The cardiac surgery program has been awarded STS 3-Star ratings and has received the Top 50- Cardiovascular Hospital rating on 6 occasions. This health system has excelled in nursing with a Magnet designation since 2005. The hospital IT infrastructure has been recognized in the Top 25 Wireless Hospital list by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Attending level supervision is constantly available so that the advanced practitioner has a resource for guidance and exchange of ideas for important decision-making regarding perioperative patient care.

Lynchburg, Virginia is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains along the scenic James River and offers the variety of all four seasons. It is an area that is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast. You will find many amenities to enjoy here - an abundance of outdoor activities, affordable cost of living, excellent public and private schools and easy access to major metropolitan areas.

Competitive salary scale, excellent benefits package, and generous PTO plan. Sign-On / Retention Bonus and relocation assistance!

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