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Senior Physician Assistant (PA) - Cardiac Surgery - 12 Hour Days

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Requisition # HRC1406354

Job Description

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The Smidt Heart Institute is home to a distinguished team of experts who are setting the bar for cardiovascular treatment in the United States. The Institute unites 16 centers and programs to diagnose and treat the full spectrum of heart and vascular conditions for all patients, from infants to those with advanced disease. Compassionate care is integrated with an agile research enterprise, giving patients access to pioneering treatments.

Why work here?

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has been ranked the #1 hospital in California and #2 hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, 2022‑23. Beyond an outstanding benefit package and competitive salaries, we take pride in hiring the best, most committed employees. Our staff reflects the culturally and ethnically diverse community we serve. They are proof of our dedication to creating a multifaceted, inclusive environment that fuels innovation and the gold standard of patient care we strive for.

What will you be doing:

The Senior Physician Assistant (PA-C) provides services to cardiac surgical patients. Manages patients both on the floor and in the operating room, acts as the first or second assistant, endoscopically harvesting veins or arteries for CABG procedures, transplant surgeries, opening and closing the chest, cannulation, decannulation, etc.

The Senior PA will be working with a large PA/NPs in the team and will be responsible to provide comprehensive services primarily in the step-down unit, operating room, and consultative service, and occasionally in the outpatient clinic. The Sr. PA will be working at both Cedars-Sinai and Tarzana Medical Center, a Cedars-Sinai affiliate. 

  • Responsible for the planning and coordination of all aspects of the work up and care of the patients in the unit including management of MCS and Heart Transplant patients.
  • Obtain and perform history and physical examinations
  • Record and interpret pertinent data (i.e., labs, diagnostic studies, discharge summaries, progress notes, etc.), including writing orders and discharges.
  • Evaluate, treat, and diagnose patients under the supervision of a licensed physician
  • Write a daily progress note on inpatients, collate inpatient records, and perform discharge summaries, using the electronic medical record.
  • Participate in daily interdisciplinary rounds
  • Coordinate ongoing overall patient care with physician staff, nursing staff and other ancillary care providers to ensure treatment plans are implemented.
  • Assist or perform bedside procedures within the scope of service.
  • Maintain communication with patients and families regarding care

Qualifications

Experience Requirements:

Experience in endoscopic vein and/or artery harvest required. Radial Harvesting preferred.

Three (3)+ years of experience as a physician assistant (inpatient preferred).

Five (5)+ years of experience with cardiac transplant medicine preferred.

Strong intra-operative skills.

This position does require incumbent to work rotating night shifts (inhouse) and weekends (inhouse).

Educational/ Licensure/Certifications Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree

Graduate from a PA program approved by Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation required

Valid California PA license required

PA certification issued by NCCPA required

DEA License required

Current ACLS certification required

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About Us

Cedars-Sinai is a leader in providing high-quality healthcare encompassing primary care, specialized medicine and research. Since 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the needs of one of the most diverse regions in the nation, setting standards in quality and innovative patient care, research, teaching and community service. Today, Cedars- Sinai is known for its national leadership in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients. Cedars-Sinai impacts the future of healthcare by developing new approaches to treatment and educating tomorrow's health professionals. Additionally, Cedars-Sinai demonstrates a commitment to the community through programs that improve the health of its most vulnerable residents.

About the Team

Cedars-Sinai is one of the largest nonprofit academic medical centers in the U.S., with 886 licensed beds, 2,100 physicians, 2,800 nurses and thousands of other healthcare professionals and staff. Choose this if you want to work in a fast-paced environment that offers the highest level of care to people in the Los Angeles that need our care the most.

Req ID : HRC1406354
Working Title : Senior Physician Assistant (PA) - Cardiac Surgery - 12 Hour Days
Department : Heart - Cardiovascular Surgery MS
Business Entity : Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Job Category : Clinical Operations
Job Specialty : Advanced Practice (PA)
Overtime Status : EXEMPT
Primary Shift : Day
Shift Duration : 12 hour
Base Pay : $163,800.00 - $262,000.00

Our compensation philosophy

We offer competitive total compensation that includes pay, benefits, and other recognition programs for our employees. The base pay range shown above takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including knowledge/skills; relevant experience and training; education/certifications/licensure; and other business and organizational factors. This base pay range does not include our comprehensive benefits package and any incentive payments that may be applicable to this role. Pay Transparency Non Discrimination Provision (PDF) (opens in new window)

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We are caretakers and innovators committed to the pursuit of equitable healthcare. But health equity is not possible without representation. Our commitment to diversity goes beyond demographics or checking boxes. Our people must reflect the diverse identities, experiences and geographies of the communities and patients we serve – because that’s what our patients, colleagues and communities deserve. Quality Care and Research—For All, By All (opens in new window).

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