Physician Assistant (Physician Associate) Cardiovascular Operating Room at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 5/14/2022


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    Ocala, FL
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Job Description


Physician Assistant CVOR AdventHealth Ocala

Location Address: 1500 SW 1st Ave Ocala, Florida 34471

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

  • Relocation Bonus*
  • Benefits from Day One
  • Paid Days Off from Day One
  • Student Loan Repayment Program
  • Career Development
  • Mental Health Resources and Support
  • Pet Insurance*
  • Debt-free Education* (Certifications and Degrees without out-of-pocket tuition expense)
  • Nursing Clinical Ladder Program*
  • Team Based Nursing Model*
  • Reimbursement for the NCLEX*

*Nursing or Business Unit specific benefits and perks

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, Day Shift.

The community you’ll be caring for:

  • Horse Capital of the World
  • Driving distance to Gainesville, St. Augustine, Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota
  • Part of the community since 1898, providing healthcare to Marion County for over 120 years
  • Florida Hospital Ocala offers a broad spectrum of services, with programs that are nationally recognized and accredited
  • Spectacular springs throughout the county

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 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.

Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.  Under administrative guidance and physician supervision, will provide comprehensive primary care services, acute care services, and extended care services in the area of nursing and or medicine for individuals and their families.

The value you’ll bring to the team:

  • Assesses patient health status through physical exam, reviews patient history, diagnostic tests and procedures, and reviews labs and other critical data.
  • Diagnoses acute and chronic conditions affecting all organ systems.
  • Initiates orders for medications, laboratory, and other diagnostic testing and medical treatments on appropriate forms
  • Writes and/or dictates progress notes, procedure notes, history, and physical examination, transfers/discharge summaries in accordance with medical policies. Document, code, and complete diagnosis of patient’s condition to facilitate appropriate insurance reimbursement
  • Attends medical rounds with surgeons and other staff; coordinates treatment plan as part of multidisciplinary team
  • Participates in STS data collection and long term surgical outcome data interpretation and implementation to improve metrics.
  • Works in the OR as a first assist as needed and participates in call rotation.

The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed:

  • Computer proficiency
  • Excellent communication
  • Endovascular vein harvesting preferred
  • Graduate of a physician assistant program approved by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), the successor program to CAAHEP
  • Minimum of two years’ post-graduation clinical experience
  • Cardiovascular surgery experience preferred
  • Critical care experience preferred
  • Teaching/preceptor experience preferred
  • Experience in operating room/management of patients pre/post-operation preferred
  • Experience in surgery following graduation from physician assistant program preferred
  • Current, valid State of Florida physician’s assistance license
  • Current certification through the National Commission Certification of Physician Assistant (NCCPA) OR
  • Temporary state license issued to graduating Physician Assistant considered as valid and current license until such time as the PA is certified by the NCCPA.  New graduates have one year from completion of training to become NCCPA certified
  • BLS
  • ACLS

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

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