Physician Assistant - Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 151620-1A
Date Posted: Oct 3, 2019
Category: Non Physician Provider

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About the Job

The Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is seeking advanced practitioners to join our team. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a nationally recognized 345 bed tertiary care hospital located in the northern  suburbs of Boston, MA. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Under the direction of the attending physician:
  • History & physical examinations, daily progress notes and discharge summaries
  • Consultations
  • Outpatient clinic follow-up visits
  • Planning and coordinating all aspects of postoperative care and post discharge follow-up
  • First assisting with both cardiac and general thoracic surgical procedures. Familiarity with robotic thoracic surgery desirable.
  • Harvesting saphenous veins (traditional and endoscopic)
  • Placement and removal of chest tubes, central  and arterial lines. Removal of pacer wires, sutures/staples, Swan-Ganz catheters, intra-aortic balloon pumps
  • Participate in call rotation with other advanced practitioners  who provide 24/7 in-house coverage and OR first assist call.
  • Experience/Education Requirements:

  • Graduate of approved Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program
  • Must have at least 2 years’ experience in the field of cardiothoracic surgery or vascular surgery
  • Experience with intensive care management of the postoperative cardiothoracic surgery patient including familiarity with ventilators, inotropes and vasoactive medications
  • Licensure in the state of Massachusetts
  • Current BCLS or ACLS certification
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a high acuity environment