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Physician Assistant

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Organization 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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When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

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Day (United States of America)

Cardiothoracic Surgery: Physician Assistant

Job Description:

Primary Responsibilities

  • 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

Required Qualifications

  • 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

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As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more about this requirement.

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