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Physician Assistant Cardio Thoracic Surgery
Health Services of Central Georgia (375)
Macon, GA
Job Code:   JE72
Posted: Apr-15-2014
 
- Department: MCVI Mid-Levels
- Full-time    varies
- Day Shift
- Salary Range: $46.46 to 61.63

Provide healthcare services typically performed by a physician, under the supervision of a physician. The primary role will consist of providing physicians with assistance during Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgical procedures such as Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts, endoscopic and open vein harvesting, valve repairs/replacement, Thoracotomy, Aneurysm repairs, and other cardiovascular and thoracic procedures.  Conduct complete history and physicals, provide treatment, and counsel patients. May, in some cases, prescribe medication. Administer or order diagnostic tests, such as x-ray, electrocardiogram, and laboratory tests. Instruct and counsel patients about prescribed therapeutic regimens, normal growth and development, family planning, emotional problems of daily living, and health maintenance. Interpret diagnostic test results for deviations from normal. Make tentative diagnoses and decisions about management and treatment of patients.  Obtain, compile and record patient medical data, including health history, progress notes and results of physical examination. Perform therapeutic procedures, such as injections, wound care, infection management, chest tube insertion, and removal of pacing wires. Visit and observe patients on hospital rounds, updating charts, ordering therapy, and reporting back to physician.  

Education:  Graduate of a Physician Assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant.

Experience:  Minimum of five years CVOR experience preferred.

 

Certification/License/Registration:  Must hold/maintain certification through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and licensure from the Georgia Composite State Board of Medical Examiners.  ACLS/PALS certifications required.

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