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Physician Assistant

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Hyde Park Campus

Department
2012740 Surgery-Cardiac

About the Unit
The Department of Surgery boasts one of the busiest and comprehensive cardiac and thoracic surgery programs in the nation. The Section of Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery offers a wide range of surgical options for patients with challenging diseases. Among our greatest achievements, the section is one of a few in the world that offers a wide range of robotic approaches for heart conditions. The institution is also one of the only multiple organ transplant programs in the nation, successfully transplanting organs for people who need heart-lung, heart-liver, heart-kidney-pancreas, or other multiple organ transplant combinations. Our section is also home to world-renown thoracic surgeons, who are leaders in the surgical treatment of minimally invasive surgery, lung cancer, transplantation and mesothelioma. In addition, our team of scientists are committed to improving our understanding of complex heart and lung diseases and uncovering new ways of tackling these conditions. Among our many focus areas, our researchers are interested in studying the cardiotoxic mechanisms of anticancer drugs and frailty in patients undergoing complex thoracic surgery. This ongoing work and achievement would not be possible without the cohesive effort of the faculty and staff. We are always looking for individuals who are willing to work in our dynamic and collaborative environment toward the shared goal of improving the health of patients in our community and beyond.

Job Information

Job Summary:

Provides direct primary health care to patients, in collaboration with consulting physician and the multidisciplinary health team in accordance with privileges approved by the credentials committee, to include identification, management, and/or referral of health problems.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the care of cardiac and thoracic surgery patients, consultative services to the ED, and other clinical services.
  • Works a rotating schedule of two, 12-hour shifts per week during evenings and weekends. May be required to work holidays.


Competencies:
  • Knowledge of basic medical terminology required.
  • Knowledge of pharmacy, phlebotomy, injections, and EKG required.
  • Ability to provide direct patient care in a professional and respectful manner required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication required.
  • Ability to read documents or instruments required.
  • Ability to perform detailed work required.
  • Ability to perform multiple concurrent tasks with occasional interruptions required.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality while handling sensitive required.


Additional Requirements

Education, Experience and Certifications:

Education:
  • Completion of an accredited Physician Assistant educational program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) required.


Experience:
  • Two or more years of clinical experience in a related area of specialty preferred.


Licenses and Certifications:
  • Current Physician Assistant license/registration in the State of Illinois or eligibility to receive by start date required.
  • Certification from the National Commission for the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) by start date preferred.


Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
  • Direct patient contact or clinical care setting.
  • Exposure to human blood, human blood components, and/or products made from human blood.
  • Exposure to infectious material.
  • Exposure to X-Ray Producing Equipment.
  • High stress environment.
  • Irregular work schedule.
  • On-call responsibilities.
  • Requires use of personal protective equipment.
  • Office environment.
  • Sterile/clean room environment.


Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Reference Contact Information

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

Benefit Eligibility
Yes

Pay Frequency
Monthly

Pay Range
Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours
24

Union
Non-Union

Job is Exempt?
Yes

Drug Test Required?
Yes

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?
No

Health Screen Required?
Yes

Posting Date
2018-09-04-07:00

Remove from Posting On or Before
2019-03-04-08:00

Posting Statement:

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Part time
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Posted: 11/4/2018
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