Dignity Health

PA Physician Assistant - Cardiothoracic

Job ID
2017-38693
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Cardiothoracic Post Anesthesia Unit
Hours / Pay Period
80
Facility
St Johns Regional Medical Center
Shift
Day
Location
OXNARD
CA
Standard Hours
Varied

Overview

Welcome to St. John’s Regional Medical Center.

At Dignity Health, we believe in the healing power of kindness. Since 1912, we have been giving something forward to the people of Oxnard, California. St. John's Regional Medical Center is a 266-bed facility employing more than 1,200 caring professionals and a medical staff of more than 600 active physicians. We offer a 23-bed acute rehabilitation center, and provide a wide array of programs and services that include oncology, cardiovascular, maternity care, orthopedic, weight loss surgery, spinal disease treatment, community outreach and more.

 

Our passion for inspiring a stronger, healthier world compels us to lead with our hearts as we serve the community of Oxnard. One of the most beautiful areas in the country, Oxnard is nestled between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, and offers residents spectacular beaches, clean air and open spaces, as well as easy access to California wine country. We invite you to join us in delivering humankindness, one person at time.

Responsibilities

About this position:

 

In keeping with the Dignity Health mission and standards, the Physician Assistant - First Assist reports to the Director of Perioperative Services. Responsibilities include assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation and standards of nursing practice and optimal outcomes, including supervision of staff and OR Technicians. Directly partners with surgeon intraopertively and assists with patient positioning. Directs and manages surgical team members while practicing perioperative nursing. Will function as a liaison between physicians, nursing staff, allied healthcare professionals, patients and their families.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years intraoperative experience in assisting the surgeon in the OR. Two (2) years intraoperative experience in assisting the surgeon in cardio-thoracic, cardio-vascular surgery Proficiency in endo-vascular vein harvesting techniques.
  • 200 hours of practical experience with cardio-thoracic, cardio vascular surgery including endovascular vein harvesting techniques.
  • Must have graduated from a program of instruction for Physician Assistants recognized and approved by the California Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants.
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited University Completed endovascular training program Completed training in assisting in robotic procedures Ability to work in multiple surgical specialties including urology, general surgery, orthopedics, plastics and gynecology.
  • NCCPA Certification and maintain of the NCCPA certification is required in accordance with the NCCPA requirement of being recertified in the fifth or sixth year of a six year maintenance cycle.
  • BLS

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 200 hours of practical experience with cardio-thoracic, cardio vascular surgery including endovascular vein harvesting techniques.
  • Must have graduated from a program of instruction for Physician Assistants recognized and approved by the California Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants.
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited University Completed endovascular training program Completed training in assisting in robotic procedures Ability to work in multiple surgical specialties including urology, general surgery, orthopedics, plastics and gynecology

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