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Cambridge, MassachusettsOrganization Facility: Mount Auburn Hospital Category: Advanced Practitioner / Advance Practice Provider / Physician Assistant Job ID: 12644_MAH Date posted: 10/01/2022
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Work Shift:Day (United States of America)Cardiothoracic Surgery: Physician Assistant
- Functions as a conduit for all patient-care related information between attending physician, consultants, house staff, nursing, and other ancillary staff. Determines and relays to other providers, as appropriate, modified treatment plans and/or other interventions.
- Performs daily patient rounding and follow-up for cardiac surgical patients including physical examination, and diagnostic/therapeutic intervention(s). Orders routine laboratory and diagnostic studies, medications, and consultations for patients on the service, to be co-signed within 24 hours by a physician involved in the patient's care. Documents on a daily basis in the permanent medical record the patient status and further plan based on interpreted data.
- Provides first-level response to acute changes in patient status or complications, and initiates appropriate measures.
- Elicits a detailed history, performs physical examinations, writes assessments and orders, and presents pertinent data for all cardiac surgical admissions.
- Plans and executed all coordinated elements of the patient discharge.
- Performs and/or assists the physician staff in requirements for hemodynamic monitoring and overall preparation of the patient for surgery.
- Performs the skills as outlined in the Cardiac Surgery physician assistant delineation of privileges (i.e. removal of chest tubes/pacing wires, arterial line placement, central line placement, Foley catheter placement, etc). *Not an exhaustive list and congruent with competency/skill level.
- Orients medical students, physician assistant students, surgical interns, and junior surgical residents to Mount Auburn Hospital patient-care practices and hospital policies and procedures
- Graduate of an American Academy of Physician Assistant (AAPA)-approved PA training program.
- Board certification as outlined by the Massachusetts State Board of Registration of Physician Assistants.
- Advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) certification required.
- Massachusetts Controlled Substance (DPH) and DEA certificates required.
- Surgical experience preferred, including experience in performing or assisting with acute hospital-level ICU/surgical procedures.
- Two or more years of clinical experience in an inpatient setting are desired, preferably ICU or acute care center.
- Excellent interpersonal skills for positive interaction with patients, physicians, and other staff