To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
The primary functions of the Physician Assistant (PA-C) will be to provide comprehensive care to the cardiothoracic surgery patients under the supervision of the Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeons and Cardiothoracic Intensivists. Each PA-C has a designated supervising physician.
- 1. Clinical--Assumes primary patient care responsibility for patients on the Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery Services under the supervision of the Attendings. Identifies health care needs and assesses health status of patients during inpatient hospitalization and subsequent outpatient care follow-up if appropriate. Monitors patients across the health care continuum and develops strategies to avoid hospitalization and/or decrease length of stay. Obtains comprehensive health complete histories, and performs complete physical exams during hospitalization. Identifies and collaborates with the Cardiac and Thoracic teams in the design of patient treatment plans. Communicates patient status information, attends daily rounds, and documents progress in the Medical Record. Enters admission orders, orders appropriate tests and therapy; interprets results and outcomes; discusses appropriate interventions with the physicians. Educates patients about treatment plans and discharge care. Performs advanced technological procedures related to Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery, as defined by standardized procedures. Evaluates the patient with regard to discharge status. Performs discharge exams and completes paperwork , and discharge dictation. Communicates patient's treatment plans to referring physicians.
- 2. Education-- Acts as a clinical resource for residents and fellows, and as a role model /preceptor for nurses and advanced practice nursing students. Maximizes opportunities in the clinical setting for informal education of staff, patients, and families. Identifies learning needs of team members, patients and families. Provides bedside teaching and supervision of procedures.
- 3. Research-- May support the research mission through collaboration with investigators and protocol personnel. May support the research mission through the collection and dissemination of research findings and data in the clinical practice setting.
Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree and graduation from an approved Physician Assistant program required.
One (1) or two (2) years caring for cardiac surgery patients is preferred.
Certified as a Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
Excellent clinical, interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Proficiency with Endoscopic Techniques for the harvesting of arteries and veins.
This APP position will provide weekday and weekend nighttime coverage for thoracic surgery patients in the new stepdown unit. APP will work in collaboration with thoracic surgeons, intensivists, and residents.