Fairview Health Services Cardiovascular Surgery (non-operative) - Physician Assistant in Minneapolis, Minnesota

University of Minnesota Physicians seeks a Board eligible/Board

certified Physician Assistant to provide care and

services to patients in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. The

position will provide patients with expert patient care and coordination

of services assist the practice to improve patient satisfaction, and enhance

the quality of care provided to patients through increased access and

coordinated services.

The Certified PA provides and coordinates surgical

care for adults with selected cardiothoracic diseases throughout the course of

evaluation and treatment, including hospital admission, surgical intervention,

inpatient care, consultations, and discharge planning. This includes clinic

follow-up, providing information to referring physicians and institutions, and

patient /family education. Provides and coordinates continuity of care between

the hospital floor setting, operating room, and clinic. This individual must

show commitment to exemplary patient care.

Shares responsibility for assessment and management of patient

in cardiothoracic surgical services. Writes admission and daily notes, orders

and directs discharge planning and follow up. Works to improve the quality of

care and to decrease length of stay on the inpatient service. Obtains patient

histories, perform physical and psychological health assessments, provides

patient and family education and counseling, ensures continuity of health care

services. Provides direct management of postoperative care in the clinical

settings of the ICU, step-down units, and wards including removing chest tubes,

drains and temporary pacemaker wires.

Position is available at the University of Minnesota

Medical Center primarily, and provides support at Fairview Southdale

Hospital. Team members at both sites work collaboratively.

For patients with cardiac conditions, ranging from the routine

to the complex (such as end-stage heart failure and transplant), our

specialists provide comprehensive surgical expertise. Valve repair for aortic

and mitral valve pathology is commonly performed, employing innovative

techniques of leaflet excision, chordal replacement, annuloplasty, and valve

resuspension.

A qualified candidate will be a graduate of an

accredited physician assistant training program. Have a current PA license with

prescriptive authority through the MN Board of Medical Practice. Be certified

through the NCCPA and meet threshold criteria/qualifications

for Credentialing and Privileges. Have willingness and interest to learn and

work in ICU settings.

Previous ICU, Cardiothoracic Surgery or Cardiology

experience required.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.