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Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant

Requisition ID 
2016-736645
Category 
Advanced Practitioner
Position Type 
PRN
Shift(s) 
Weekends
Department 
Mercy Clinic CT Surgery-STL
Location 
US-MO-Saint Louis

More information about this job

Overview

Mercy Clinic, a regional and national recognized leader in healthcare, is actively recruiting an experienced Physician Assistant to join our Cardiothoracic Surgery team on campus of Mercy Hospital St. Louis.

 

Mercy Heart and Vascular Hospital is the first in the region devoted exclusively to the prevention, detection and treatment of heart and vascular diseases.  The Heart and Vascular Hospital is supported by 19 board certified, integrated cardiologists, Exclusive, modern nine-level, 340,000-square foot state of the art facility.   

 

Mercy is a strong, physician-led and professionally managed integrated health care system with more than 700 physicians, 45 medical specialties serving six counties. We are part of the Sisters of Mercy Health System, the fifth largest Catholic Health System in the nation. Located in seven states, Mercy is comprised of 35 hospitals employing 40,000 coworkers.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

  • First-Assist in surgery
  • Performs expert assessments on preoperative and postoperative cardiothoracic patients in an effort to identify actual or potential illness which may impact the course of hospitalization
  • Evaluates all appropriate and routine labs, x-rays, EKGs, and other comparable non-invasive procedures
  • Completes pre-op orders as written or per protocol
  • Schedules pre and post-operative tests, appointments and procedures
  • Participate in the development of Patient/Family education- assuring appropriate referrals
  • Performs cardiothoracic procedures as delineated in the collaborative practice agreement

Qualifications: 

  • Minimum of 2 years’ surgical experience as a Certified Physician Assistant.
  • Certification by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants

 

This Opportunity Includes:

  • Flexible PRN schedule
  • Opportunities to be involved in research, clinical trials and new technology development
  • Epic Software System, which is an innovative tool that helps us fulfill our commitment to serving patients with the highest levels of safety, quality care and personal service. “One patient, One record.”

 

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