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Physician Assistant - Cardiothoracic Surgery

Company: WakeMed
Location: Butner
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

About WakeMed:
Serving the community since 1961, WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a nationally recognized, private, not-for-profit health care organization founded and based in Raleigh, N.C. The largest health system in Wake County, WakeMed exists to improve the health and well-being of our community by providing outstanding, compassionate, patient- and family-centered care to all. The 919-bed system comprises a network of facilities throughout the Triangle area, delivering health and wellness services that bring added value to the communities we serve. WakeMed is a leader in cardiac and vascular care, women's and children's services, emergency medicine and trauma care, physical rehabilitation, orthopaedics and neurosciences. Specialty facilities include the WakeMed Heart Center, Children's Hospital, Women's Pavilion and Birthplace, Rehabilitation Hospital, Adult and Children's Emergency Departments and a Level 1 Trauma Center. WakeMed's team of more than 9,400 employees, 2,000 volunteers, 1,300 affiliated physicians, and the more than 300 physicians employed by WakeMed Physician Practices use the most advanced technologies along with the best minds and the biggest hearts to ensure the finest quality in health care and community health. For more information, visit www.wakemed.org.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, WakeMed provides an inclusive work environment that
promotes the valuing of differences, respect for people and cooperativeness among our diverse
workforce. WakeMed does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in any terms or
conditions of employment. All applicants/employees are considered for employment, transfer,
promotion or training without regard to race, religion, color, gender, gender identity/expression,
genetics, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, national origin, disability or veteran status

Position Information:
The Physician Assistant, Specialty - Cardiothoracic Surgery will work under the Primary Supervising Physician, all Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery Physician Partners, and the Advanced Practice Provider Director, to deliver competent medical care to an age specific population including adults and geriatric Cardiothoracic Surgery patients at WakeMed. The position consists of weekday assignments, weekend OR call and rounds as designated, and night call for emergency surgery backup. The OR APP will work with the operating surgeon in a first assist capacity on a variety of cardiac cases. Endoscopic vein harvest competency is required. Experience with da Vinci surgical systems is preferred. The APP will participate in admission and pre-op consultations, rounds, and function as the on-site Cardiothoracic Surgery liaison. The APP provides orders for transfer or discharge as appropriate and communicates directly with the Cardiothoracic Surgery on-call physician during emergencies. Position to maintain the scope of practice to be consistent with the policies, procedures, and regulatory guidelines governed by the North Carolina Medical Board, and any other federal or state regulatory agencies, as well as the policies and procedures of WakeMed. Understands the needs of the organization and supports the mission, values, and management of WakeMed.

Experience in cardiac or thoracic surgery is strongly preferred.

Experience Requirements:
Clinical - Cardiology Preferred

Education Required:
Graduate Physician Assistant Required

Licensure/Certification Requirements:
Licensed Physician Assistant And Board Certification in Area of Practice

Hours of Work:
630A-630P

Weekend Requirements:
As Needed

Call Requirements:
yes

Keywords: WakeMed, Durham , Physician Assistant - Cardiothoracic Surgery, Healthcare , Butner, North Carolina

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