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Job Title: Cardiac Physicians Asst PD

Company: Good Samaritan Hospital

City/State: Suffern, NY

Category: Advanced Clinical Providers

Department: CV ICU

Position: Per Diem

Hours: variable

Shift: Variable

Req #: 13220

Job Details:

Job Summary:

The Physician Assistant provides specialized medical and surgical care which includes examining patients, formulating diagnoses and developing a treatment plan for patients, in addition to performing technical, clinical and surgical procedures, documenting patient progress in accordance with established procedures and regulatory requirements. The Physician Assistant in the Cardiology Department performs saphenous vein harvests, places and removes chest tubes and catheters, intubates and extubates patients and places and removes central lines and arterial lines. A Physician Assistant may write prescriptions and medical orders in accordance with established procedures and regulatory requirements and the required licensure from the State of New York.

Responsibilities:

Performs patient history and physical examinations, and requests and analyzes laboratory data to assess patient’s needs. Documents patient progress and care and communicates information to other health care providers to ensure an accurate record of activity in compliance with established regulations. Interprets wave form and evaluates chest x-rays; evaluates post-operative patients after discharge and provides patients with medical assistance and counseling under attending physician’s supervision. Writes orders for diagnostic studies, fluids and medications under the supervision of the attending physician, and submits orders for countersignature by attending physician within 24 hours. Assists surgeons in the operating room, performs technical clinical procedures including surgical insertion of catheters, placement and removal of chest tubes, and placing central lines. Assists surgeon in the operating room, and performs saphenous vein harvest, and closing of chest and skin. Removes invasive lines, including LA lines and pacing wires placed preoperatively. Enters and retrieves data on specialized software programs. Effectively uses automated systems to perform work assignments.

Qualifications / Requirements:

Experience:

Previous experience as a licensed Physician Assistant required, two years in a cardiology setting preferred

Education:

Graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant Program

Licenses / Certifications:

Must possess a valid license and current registration, issued by the New York State Department of Education, as a Physician’s Assistant or as a Specialist’s Assistant.

Other:

The individual performing this job may reasonably anticipate coming into contact with human blood and other potentially infectious materials.