Physician Assistant\Nurse Practitioner Open Heart Surgery
Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children's Hospital - Providence, RI

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: The Physician/Nurse Practitioner working in the CVT Surgical Other/Admin Unit under the supervision of a Registered Physician, performs a number of medical procedures, including pre, intra and post-operative management of patients, assistance with surgical procedures, wound care, and others. Writes admission, pre-operative and post-operative orders for patient care. This Physician Assistant position differs in job scheduling (works a longer standard workweek, ES = extended shift) than the other PA positions.

The newly expanded Open Heart Surgery Program at Rhode Island Hospital is currently
seeking experienced Physician Assistants/Nurse Practitioners to join our dynamic team.
The Department of Cardiac Surgery offers a full range of cardiac surgical services in a
state-of-the art facility. Our dedicated and experienced team of PAs and NPs provides
comprehensive patient care, including pre-operative assessment, intra-operative first
assist, open and endoscopic conduit harvesting, and post-operative management form the
ICU through discharge.

: Bachelor's Degree in Biology and Graduate of Accredited Physician Assistant Program required.

Master's degree and previous experience in an academic medical center environment preferred.

Must be board certified by NCCPA.

Current license (or eligible) as Physician Assistant in the State of Rhode Island; Federal DEA certificate; State Controlled Substance Certificate in RI, and ACLS trained.

An extremely high level of analytical ability in order to apply post-surgical training to the treatment of patients.

Good interpersonal skills in order to deal effectively with patients, families and other healthcare personnel.

Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients throughout the life span, with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.


A minimum of two - three years of experience as a PA a pertinent related area is preferred.

The ideal candidate would have at least two years of cardiovascular surgical or critical
care experience, possess a high level of analytic ability and be able to function with
significant clinical autonomy. Physician Assistants must be graduates of an accredited PA
program with current NCCPA certification. Nurse Practitioners must be graduates of a
Nurse Practitioner program and certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center
(ANCC) or by the America Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Candidates should
hold or be eligible for licensure in the State of Rhode Island as a Physician Assistant or
Nurse Practitioner, be eligible for a Federal DEA certificate and have completed
approved BLS/ACLS courses within the last two years. Candidates should have
excellent interpersonal skills, superior written and oral communication skills, as well as
computer literacy including electronic medical record documentation, and the ability to
work both as a team member and independently.