FIRST ASSISTANT - PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT
St Johns Regional Medical Center - Oxnard, CA

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In keeping with the Dignity Health mission and standards, the First Assistant - Physician Assistant reports to the Director of Perioperative Services. Responsibilities include assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation and standards of nursing practice and optimal outcomes, including supervision of staff and OR Technicians. Directly partners with surgeon intraopertively and assists with patient positioning. Directs and manages surgical team members while practicing perioperative nursing. Will function as a liaison between physicians, nursing staff, allied healthcare professionals, patients and their families.
REQUIREMENTS: Two (2) years intraoperative experience in assisting the surgeon in the OR. 200 hours of practical experience with robotics, a minimum of 50 robotic cases. Must have graduated from a program of instruction for Physician Assistants recognized and approved by the California Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants. Completed robotic certification training. Ability to work in several surgical specialties such as gynecological cases, open heart and urology utilizing robotic technology. Work in other cases when not in robotic cases. NCCPA Certification and maintain of the NCCPA certification is required in accordance with the NCCPA requirement of being recertified in the fifth or sixth year of a six year maintenance cycle. Current BLS certification.

KEY WORDS: SURGERY, PA, PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT, HOSPITAL, HEALTHCARE

Established in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy at the request of Reverend John Laubacher and community leaders, St. John's hospitals have grown to represent the largest acute-care health organization in Ventura County, California. St. John's hospitals have a combined total of 445 licensed beds (SJRMC: 265 licensed beds; SJPVH: 180 licensed beds), over 2,000 employees, and more than 500 medical staff members. Area consumers consistently select St. John's as the favorite hospital in the communities we serve. Nationally recognized as a quality leader and fully accredited by The Joint Commission, St. John's has served Oxnard, Camarillo, and the surrounding communities for almost 100 years.

At St. John's, our employees are valued. Recently, St. John's Regional Medical Center and St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital were jointly awarded the "Ventura County Family-Friendly Employer" award. Our hospitals have very low turnover rates as employees are satisfied with the work experience offered at St. John's.

Additionally, we know that quality of life is an important thing to consider as you weigh your employment options, and it's hard to beat the beauty of California's coast. Nestled in between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, you'll find limitless year-round recreation. Additionally, you'll only be a short drive away from California's wine country, and a boat ride away from the Channel Islands. It's hard to resist the Mediterranean climate, 20 miles of coastline, and clear air and open spaces of California's "Strawberry Coast." This is a place where your career will thrive, and so will you.

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