Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Inova is currently seeking a Physician Assistant for the Cardiac Surgery program at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. This is a PA-driven service with no resident program. Our Physician Assistants are involved in all aspects of the ICU and SDU patient management. Specific services include thoracenteses, chest tube placement, SwanGanz catheters, central venous lines, and arterial lines. We performed approximately 1800 cardiac cases this past year including CABGs, Valves, combined CABG/Valves, Maze procedures, major thoracic vascular surgery (both open and endoscopic), Ventricular Assist Devices, ECMO, Heart and Lung transplants, and occasionally minor vascular surgical procedures.
There is in-house weekend and night call, with compensated time-off. Physician Assistants work on the average of 3-4 days/week.
Responsibilities: • Performs high-quality clinical practices and effective patient management, under physician supervision, in accordance with state regulations, including primary and secondary specialty care in clinical and/or surgical practice settings. • Demonstrates technical expertise by assisting physician with diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. • Patient care duties may include education and research. • Prescribes medications in accordance with state guidelines. • Demonstrates teamwork by communicating effectively and working cooperatively with all members of the health care team. • Displays respect for and appreciation for the contribution from all team members in order to foster positive working relationships. • Participates in Quality/Best Practice initiatives by utilizing standards and guidelines for cost-effective care delivery in order to continuously improve patient care and enhance outcomes.
The highly skilled specialists who make up Inova Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery have nearly 40 years of experience delivering advanced cardiac and thoracic surgery to adult and pediatric patients requiring diagnosis, staging and treatment of diseases of the heart and thoracic cavity.
Our board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeons have performed thousands of procedures and pioneered many new treatment and recovery approaches with results rarely matched nationwide.
Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program. • Minimum 2 year of experience in the post-operative management of cardiac surgery patient population. • Minimum 2 year of cardiac surgical experience • NCCPA Board Certified. Maintains necessary CME requirements as outlined by the NCCP • BLS; ACLS Certification if critical care
PREFERRED : Being able to do procedures, placement of centerline, chest tubes, arterial lines. Experience in critical care and step down unit. Looking for an experienced Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner
Internal Number: 24472BR
About Inova Health System
Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider, employing more than 18,000 team members and serving more than 2 million individuals annually through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes such as the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Inova Schar Cancer Institute and Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute. Our mission is to provide world-class healthcare – every time, every touch – to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve. Founded in 1956 as the Fairfax Hospital Association, Inova has grown with its surrounding community and the region to provide a full spectrum of health services, including Northern Virginia’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Its hospitals have a total of 1,800 licensed beds.
Four of Inova’s five hospitals have received five-star rankings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; they are the only hospitals in the Washington, DC region to have earned the highest rating from the federal agency. To achieve its mission of providing world-class healthcare to a... diverse community, Inova is home to prominent clinicians and scientists who drive innovation to improve patient care, prevent disease and promote wellness.