Cardiovascular Surgery Physician Assistant (PA)
Inova - Falls Church, VA

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Inova Health System employs more than 16,500 talented individuals who provide exceptional patient care in a practice environment which promotes team work and personal growth. Expectations are high for the individuals we select, but the employment experience offers total compensation providing a competitive salary and a tailored benefits package including a variety of medical and dental plans, paid time off, on-site child care and a broad range of voluntary benefits and work life programs.

Whether you seek opportunities in a community setting or an academic medical center, the depth of Inova Health System can allow you to achieve your goals, recognize your contributions and inspire excellent patient care. Exceptional careers for Nurse Practitioners come from exceptional career opportunities. Work collaboratively alongside other talented nursing professionals.
Physician Assistant for Cardiac Surgery program at Inova Heart and Vascular Instittue. Will assist in the Cardiovascular Operating Room and follow patients in the ICU and Stepdown Unit.

Our PAs are involved in all aspects of the ICU and SDU patient management. Services include thoracenteses, chest tube placement, swan ganz catheters, central lines, and arterial lines. We performed approximately 1200 cardiac cases this past year including CABGs, Valves, combined CABG/Valves, Maze procedures, major thoracic vascular surgery, both open and endoscopic, Ventricular Assist Devices, ECMO, Heart and Lung transplants, and occasionally minor vascular cases. There is inhouse weekend and night call, with compensated time off. PAs work on the average of 3-4 days/wk. This is a PA driven service with no resident program
Performs high-quality clinical practices and effective patient management, under physician supervision, in accordance with state regulations, including primary and secondary specialty care in clinical and/or surgical practice settings. Demonstrates technical expertise by assisting physician with diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Patient care duties may include education and research. Prescribes medications in accordance with state guidelines. Demonstrates teamwork by communicating effectively and working cooperatively with all members of the health care team. Displays respect for and appreciation for the contribution from all team members in order to foster positive working relationships. Participates in Quality/Best Practice initiatives by utilizing standards and guidelines for cost-effective care delivery in order to continuously improve patient care and enhance outcomes.

Job & Education Requirements: Three to five years of progressive clinical experience with primary care management of cardiac surgery and cardiac patient population.

Progressive clinical experience required in the OR and/or the ICU and Step Down Unit.

Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program.

NCCPA Board Certified. Maintains necessary CME requirements as outlined by the NCCPA.

Current Virginia License.

For more information, please contact Aaryn Marquardt at 866-903-5038 or by email at aaryn.marquardt@inovajobsite.com.

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