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AdventHealth Physician Assistant Cardiothoracic Transplant Surgery in Orlando, Florida


All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:

  • Benefits from Day One

  • Paid Days Off from Day One

  • Career Development

Our promise to you:

Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.

Schedule: Full-Time

Shift: Days/Evenings

Location : 601 EAST ROLLINS STREET, Orlando, 32803

The community you’ll be caring for: AdventHealth Orlando

• Located on a lush sub-tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,368-bed AdventHealth Orlando

• We offer great benefits with immediate Health Insurance coverage

• Career growth and advancement potential

• Serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America

• AdventHealth Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country

• We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year

The role you’ll contribute:

The Physician Assistant (PA) will have prescriptive authority in the State of Florida under a practice agreement with a supervising physician as defined by Florida Statute 59R-30.001. The PA supports the clinical operation of AdventHealth Transplant Center with primary focus on clinical services in the inpatient and outpatient setting within their scope of practice as regulated by Florida Statute 458 and 459. The PA may provide first or second assistant functions during surgery, round with surgeons and other clinical staff, and see patients in the outpatient setting. Delivery of patient care will be conducted in collaboration with faculty surgeons, residents and physicians including, but not limited to, physical exams, diagnosis and treatment, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventative health, write prescriptions, and assist in surgery.

The value you’ll bring to the team:

  • Cardiothoracic anatomic and patho-physiologic knowledge

  • Perform First/Second Surgical Assist duties within the OR setting

  • Surgical 1 st assistance training & Proficiency in cardiac surgery including CABG, Valve, Aortic, VAD, ECMO, Transplant

  • Conduit Arterial harvesting open/endoscopic

  • Surgical site opening including sternotomy, femoral & axillary cutdown

  • Surgical site closure including sternal wire/cable/complex plating closure

  • Invasive bedside cardiothoracic surgical procedural skills

  • Central Venous Line Access, Arterial line placement, PA catheter placement, Open/Percutaneous tube thoracostomy, Intra-Aortic balloon pump placement

  • VV/VA ECMO Cannulation, Reconfiguration, discontinuation

  • Post-operative patient ICU and floor management

  • Call requirements will be rotational to include a 24-hour/7-day coverage system. Out-Of-House SICU & Floor call responsibilities, Donor call organ assessment & OR call responsibilities·Attends and participates in transplant team meetings including Patient Review Committee, hospital interdisciplinary rounds, and discharge planning.Communicates with the transplant team in a professional and effective manner. Participation in database & clinical research


The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

· State of Florida physician assistance license

  • National Commission Certification of Physician Assistant (NCCPA) Certification

  • Health Care Provider BLS(CPR)

  • ACLS

· Graduate of a physician assistant program approved by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)

· Minimum of two years post-graduation clinical experience or one-year post-graduate surgical residency training experience

· Minimum of one year of cardiothoracic specialty specific experience

  • Pre-Operative, Intra-Operative, Post-operative Surgical patient care experience

  • Critical care experience

  • Cardiothoracic anatomic and patho-physiologic knowledge

  • Cardiothoracic & critical care clinical management knowledge, with sound clinical judgement, decision-making and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to self-direct and work without direct supervision

  • Conduit Vein/Artery harvesting open/endoscopic

  • Surgical 1 st assistance training & Proficiency

  • Bedside cardiothoracic surgical procedural skills

  • Central Venous Line Access, Arterial line placement, PA catheter placement, Open tube thoracostomy

Preferred Qualifications:

· Cardiothoracic Surgery Certificate of Added Qualification (CTS CAQ)

· Fellow of the Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiovascular Surgery (FAPACVS)

· Cardiac Surgical Unit Advanced Life Support Certification (CSU ALS)

· Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator (CCTC) by the American Board of Transplant Certification (ABTC)

· Invasive bedside procedures

· Robotic surgical training

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

Category: Physician Services

Organization: AdventHealth Orlando

Schedule: 1 - Day

Shift: AdventHealth Orlando

Req ID: 22010951

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.