Dignity Health

Physician Assistant, First Assist

Job ID
2017-34409
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Surgery
Hours / Pay Period
80
Facility
Northridge Hospital Medical Center
Shift
Day
Location
NORTHRIDGE
State/Province
CA
Standard Hours
6:45 - 3:15pm - Varied

Overview

Founded in 1955, Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital Medical Center is a 394-bed, acute care, nonprofit community hospital located in Northridge, California.  The hospital offers a full complement of award winning services, including the Leavey Cancer Center, a cardiovascular center, stroke center, the Center for Assault Treatment Services, a pediatric medical center, and the only pediatric trauma center in the San Fernando Valley.  As a leading provider of compassionate, high-quality and affordable patient-centered care, we share a rich legacy with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems.  We are part of a 21-state network of nearly 9,000 physicians, 62,000 employees and more than 400 care centers.  Visit dignityhealth.org/northridgehospital for more information.

Responsibilities

Physician Assistant - Perioperative Services

Dignity Health /Northridge Hospital Medical Center

 

The Physician Assistant participates in program development as it relates to the Operating Room. He/she is responsible, in coordination with the Perioperative Leadership, for developing and coordinating the day to day clinical operations to assure a smooth, efficient functioning Surgical Suite and the delivery of quality health care services in the pre, intra, and postoperative units. The physician assistant will maintain quality standards for responsive service including data management of key quality indicators.  The PA provides support, supervision, coordination and scheduling of the surgical patients.  Responsible for service levels to physicians and patients in the Perioperative Services.

 

 

 

 

 

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • Graduate of an approved Physician Assistant Program
  • Current California PA-C certification
  • Minimum 1 year of Operating Room experience in general surgery required
  • Two to three years OR experience with vascular surgery first assisting preferred
  • AHA BLS and ACLS card required

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