Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 167355-1A
Date Posted: Aug 16, 2021
Category: Adv Practice/Non MD Provider
About the Job
The Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is seeking an experienced Physician Assistant 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.
Under the direction of a cardiothoracic surgeon and within established departmental practice guidelines, the advanced practitioner is responsible for performing a variety of duties. These duties include, but are not limited to:
Providing postoperative patient care in the Intensive Care Unit, Progressive Care unit, and the Telemetry Unit
Experience with ICU management of the postoperative cardiothoracic surgery patient including familiarity with ventilators, inotropes and vasoactive medications
Experience with post-operative management of a Thoracic Surgery patient
Treating urgent medical issues such as arrhythmias, hemodynamic instability, sepsis
Emergency Room consultations and admissions
Preoperative patient evaluation and preparation for surgery
Experience with Chest tube insertions, central line placement, arterial lines, and management of swan-ganz catheters
Urgent outpatient calls
Ability to work collaboratively in a high acuity environment
The successful candidate must have at least 2 years’ experience in the field of Cardiothoracic Surgery and be skilled in the care and management of pre, intra and postoperative cardiothoracic surgical patients.
The successful candidate must be able to interact positively with all members of a multidisciplinary care team, patients and their families and possess the emotional intelligence to work collaboratively in a fast paced, high-acuity environment where quality and caring come first.
Shifts: Rotating 3 nights per week, including weekends and holidays