Physician Assistant - Cardio Surgery
Serving the community since 1961, WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a nationally recognized, private, not-for-profit health care organization founded and based in Raleigh, N.C. The largest health system in Wake County, WakeMed exists to improve the health and well-being of our community by providing outstanding, compassionate, patient- and family-centered care to all. The 919-bed system is accredited by The Joint Commission and designated Magnet by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. WakeMed is a leader in cardiac and vascular care, women’s and children’s services, emergency medicine and trauma care, physical rehabilitation, orthopedics and neurosciences. Specialty facilities include the WakeMed Heart Center, Children’s Hospital, Rehabilitation Hospital, Adult and Children’s Emergency Departments and a Level 1 Trauma Center. WakeMed’s team of more than 9,200 employees, 250 employed physicians, 1,500 volunteers, 1,200 affiliated physicians use the most advanced technologies along with the best minds and the biggest hearts to ensure the finest quality in health care and community health. For more information, visit www.wakemed.org
The Physician Assistant, Specialty - Cardio Surgery will work under the general supervision of the Cardiovascular Surgery primary supervising physician, all Cardiovascular Surgery Physician Partners, the Program Director, Mid-Level Program, WakeMed Heart Center and the WakeMed 3B & CTSU Management Teams to deliver competent medical care to an age specific population including adults and geriatric Cardiovascular Surgery patients at WakeMed during the hours of 7A-5P, weekend hours as designated and during all on-call emergency surgery backup. The position will provide direct surgical physician assistance to the operating CV Surgeon during the pre, peri and post operative phases of all cardiothoracic operative procedures, complete admission and pre-op work-ups, function as the on-site Cardiovascular Surgery on-call physician liaison to directly receive calls from staff and provide orders to staff to manage routine post-op surgical and medical care needs, provide orders for transfer or discharge as appropriate, and provide assistance in communicating directly with the Cardiovascular Surgery on-call physician during emergencies. Position to maintain the scope of practice to be consistent with the policies, procedures, and regulatory guidelines governed by the North Carolina Medical Board, and any other federal or state regulatory agencies, as well as the policies and procedures of WakeMed. Understands the needs of the organization and supports the mission, values, and management of WakeMed. #LIPOST
Clinical - Cardiology Preferred
Graduate Physician Assistant Required
Licensed Physician Assistant And Board Certification in Area of Practice
Hours of Work:
40-45 per week
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