SSM Health

Cardiac Surgery Physician Assistant

  • St. Louis, MO

22 Days Ago



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SSM Health

Cardiac Surgery Physician Assistant

LocationSt. Louis, MO

1 day ago

Job Description

This position involves 6am-7pm rotating 12 hour shifts. Weekends are required and will rotate 1:4 to 1:6 pending staffing needs. Nights may be necessary for LVAD program to successfully operate.

Requirements of proficiency in EVH and CVOR.

First assist experience (>2 years) in CVOR specifically cardiac surgery

Endoscopic vein harvest; preferable to also have radial artery harvest

ICU management in CVICU

Assist device management: IABP, Impella, ECMO, eventual LVAD preferred.

ICU Procedures: arterial line placement, thoracentesis, chest tube removal, pacing wire removal, suturing, central line placement

This team is focused on the care and management of a very critical and tenuous patient. This team also is flexible and works together well in order to support the entire team and spread responsibilities.

Conducts patient interviews and documents patient histories, psychosocial histories, health status and medical problems or potential problems.

Under the direction of a physician, performs physical examinations and specialized diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedures including cast application and removal, wound suturing and dressing changes.

Assists physician in diagnosing medical problems, developing care plans, and prescribing treatment.

Orders, schedules and/or performs laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures such as urinalyses, pregnancy and blood tests, and x-rays.

Communicates necessity, preparation, nature and anticipated effects of scheduled procedures to patient.

In collaboration with physician, arranges for consultations with or referrals to other medical professional or community services.

Educates patient on health habits, self-examinations, behavior management, need for follow-up assessments/treatments, at home medical care, medication and other issues related to medical or health problems.

Participates in professional activities and organizations to maintain knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments.

Maintains and updates current, accurate patient records including medical assessment, interventions, and evaluations.

Collects and interprets diagnostic data to implement appropriate care patient care plans.

Prepares statistical reports and analyses of research projects and investigational protocols; reports on progress, adverse trends and appropriate conclusions and recommendations.

Performs related responsibilities as required.


Completion of an accredited Physician Assistant program.

Licensed as appropriate in the state of Missouri.

May require at least one year of direct experience in one or more high acuity clinical specialties.

ACLS, BLS and Healthcare Provider certifications required.


Basic Life Support HealthCare Provider (BLS HCP) - American Heart Association (AHA)

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