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