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CV Surgery PA in Columbia, SC at Providence Health

Date Posted: 1/2/2019

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Job Description

Providence Health

Founded as Providence Hospitals in 1938 by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Providence's two free standing full-service hospitals and numerous satellite practices maintain a true devotion to advanced clinical expertise and unmatched compassion. On February 2, 2016, Providence became part of the LifePoint Health network, and shortly thereafter, changed its name to Providence Health to better represent the full complement of its services. Driven by quality, compassion, and Christ, Providence treats the whole person- body, mind, and spirit.
Providence Heart and Vascular Institute (located within Providence Health's downtown hospital) is actively recruiting a Physician Assistant to join an established group of physicians and physician assistants.
Responsibilities include admission history and physicals, pre and post-operative patient management, endoscopic saphenous vein harvesting, discharge summaries, pre-op assessments. Call every 4th weekend and one night weekly. Must be a graduate of an accredited PA program and NCCPA certified.  Current SC PA license required and 2 years of surgery preferred.
  • Medical/ Vision/Dental/ STD/ LTD/ 401K pre- tax and 401K Roth offered
  • Tuition Reimbursement up to $5K per year
  • PTO
  • Convenient onsite opportunities for CME
  • Full Time
  • Surgical Experience Needed - Willing to train on cardiovascular procedures but must be comfortable in the OR.

Contact me to learn more about this exciting opportunity in the Famously HOT Columbia, SC.

Essential Functions
  • Function as first or second assistant in the operating room including performing surgical exposure, surgical dissections, layer closure of wounds, harvesting of autologous graft materials, and application of immobilization devices. Assist with use of monitoring devices, including radiographic equipment as necessary.
  • Complete individual daily rounds on all inpatients and documentation of medical plan. Participate in rounding with Attending Physician several times per week (or as needed).
  • Provide routine medical management of inpatient care including ordering of diagnostic tests, labs, x-rays, medications (within the scope of the PA license) and nutrition, managing adjunctive care. Participate in multidisciplinary rounds and communication of treatment plans with orthopedic physician, nursing staff, and families.
  • Conduct procedures (under direction and appropriate level of supervision of the Attending Physician), including but not limited to: placement of indwelling lines and catheters , placement of skeletal hardware, management of closed fractures, aspiration/injection of burse, joints, ten synovia, anatomic compartments, and cysts.
  • Prepare patients for surgery, including education, positioning, skin preparation and administration of local anesthetic, and preparation of equipment.
  • Review all pertinent films, CT Scans, MRI, cardiac cath and angiograms, etc. Issue standing orders as developed by the cardiovascular surgeons.
  • Coordinate admission paperwork with other departments.
  • Review patient medical record on admission. Determine follow-up labs and tests needed. Communicate status of admission to surgeon.
  • Perform physician examination and history to patients. (Physician will continue to do his own history and physical prior to each surgery).
  • May write prescriptive orders as directed and countersigned by the physician.
  • Pre-op all patient for surgery including appropriate labs, x-rays and studies. Follow-up on results. Treat and develop plan for abnormal results.
  • Pull chest tubes, suture and debride wounds.
  • Provide follow-up and health maintenance care including the appropriate adjustment of medications in accordance with established protocols or in response to specific instructions from the Attending Physician.

Job Requirements

2-5 years PA experience.
Physician Assistant Degree
Required Licenses
[South Carolina, United States] Physician Assistants
Certification by NCCPA. Licensure or eligible for licensing as a Physician's Assistant in the State of South Carolina.

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