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Physician Assistant- Congenital Cardiac Surgery

Company: MaineHealth
Location: Portland
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

The Division of Congenital Cardiac Surgery at Maine Medical Center is seeking a motivated Physician's Assistant to join their accomplished team. The congenital cardiac providers at MaineHealth provide the full spectrum of care for patients with congenital heart disease in Maine and beyond. This individual will be an integral member of a dynamic team that supports the only congenital cardiac surgical program in Northern New England with the pre-operative, intraoperative and post-operative management of patients with congenital heart disease.
The program offers a collegial, constructive environment, conducive to career development, skill acquisition and academic growth. -Leadership and research opportunities are available for qualified candidates. -A competitive salary and benefit package will be offered.
Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Comprehensive congenital cardiac surgery postoperative care management
  • Surgical assistance in pediatric and adult congenital cardiac surgeries, if applicable
  • Participation in daily multidisciplinary surgical rounds in collaboration with the surgeon, ICU physician and cardiologist
  • Preoperative consultation and patient education
  • Active involvement in nursing staff education
  • Discharge planning, including writing prescriptions, arranging follow-up appointments and discharge teaching
  • Bedside procedures such as removal of chest drains and pacing wires
  • Participation in program quality assurance processes
  • Contribute to data collection and reporting to national databases

    Education, Experience and Certifications:

    • Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program -
    • Eligible for Maine licensure
    • Prior congenital cardiac surgery experience preferred
    • At least 2 years of APP experience
    • Current BLS and PALS certification

      For more information and to apply, please visit:
      About MaineHealth:
      MaineHealth was ranked a Best-In-State Employer in 2021 and one of America's Best Large Employers in 2022 by Forbes!
      MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is, "Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America." MaineHealth consists of nine local health systems, a comprehensive behavioral health care network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and 1,700 employed clinicians working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately 22,000 care team members, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. Learn more about our system at mainehealth.org
      At MaineHealth, we offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our packages include health and dental insurances, paid parental leave, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but every changing, needs.
      With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you'll be working with health care professionals that truly value the people around them - both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the well-being of our communities and care team members. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Join us, and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to a new level.
      MaineHealth values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

Keywords: MaineHealth, Portland , Physician Assistant- Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Healthcare , Portland, Maine

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