Cardiothoracic Surgery - Nights / Days - AP

Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 167355-1A
Date Posted: Aug 16, 2021
Category: Adv Practice/Non MD Provider

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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

  • Surgical consultations

  • 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