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Cedars-Sinai Physician Assistant (PA-C) - Thoracic (Cardiothoracic) Surgery - 8-Hour Day Shift in Tarzana, California

Job Description

Grow your career at Cedars-Sinai!

Get expert care from thoracic surgeons at Cedars-Sinai. Our thoracic surgeons work daily with our partners across Cedars-Sinai to provide exceptional treatment for conditions such as hyperhidrosis, lung and digestive diseases. Together, the Cedars-Sinai team offers world-class care of both benign and malignant conditions and cancers.

Why work here?

Cedars-Sinai is ranked #1 in California by U.S. News & World Report, 2023-2024 . We take pride in hiring the best, most passionate employees. Our talented doctors, nurses and staff reflect the culturally and ethnically diverse community we serve. They are proof of our commitment to creating a dynamic, inclusive environment that fuels innovation and the gold standard of patient care we strive for.

What will you be doing:

The Medical Center is seeking a Physician Assistant (PA-C) join our growing Thoracic Surgery Team. A true leader strives to inspire and at its core, that’s exactly what our Advance Practice Provider leaders do. They have a strong combination of clinical skills, management abilities and integrity, and as a result, they play an indispensable role in the success of our organization. We embrace a culture of passion and dedication at Cedars-Sinai. Now we invite you to join us from working with a team of outstanding healthcare professionals, and you’ll have everything needed to do something incredible for yourself, and for others. Thoracic surgery focuses on the care of patients with both benign and malignant diseases of the chest. Most of our surgeries are performed minimally invasively with robotic platforms. Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center has brand-new cutting-edge technology to ensure that patients are getting exceptional surgical care.

  • Work in close collaboration with the supervising physician as well as independently.

  • Provide pre- and post-op assessments of patients.

  • Will perform consults to acquire relevant health and medical history.

  • Performs a physical examination based on age and history and dictates progress notes for follow-up with appropriate physician/s.

  • Complete orders related to preventive and diagnostic procedures based on the patient’s medical history.

  • Assist physician by performing screening, consultation and follow-up calls to answer questions from patients.

  • Provide surgical assistance in the Operating Room.

  • The Physician Assistant will be rounding on patients in the hospital with Physician and independently. Will write orders in Recovery Room, ICU, and floor.

  • Follow patients and write daily progress notes.

  • Maintain clear communication with the attending surgeon and any consultants regarding patient status both pre and post discharge.


Experience Requirements:

One (1) plus year’s Physician Assistant experience, preferrable in thoracic surgery, general surgery, reconstructive surgery, or other surgical specialties.

1 st assist experience.

Robotics experience is a plus.

Educational/Licensure/Certifications Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited Physician Assistant Program

CA Physician Assistant License

National Commission Certification of PAs (NCCPA)

Current DEA license (schedule 2-5)

Current Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS/ALS) certification and Basic Life Support (BLS)



Req ID : 1633

Working Title : Physician Assistant (PA-C) - Thoracic (Cardiothoracic) Surgery - 8-Hour Day Shift

Department : Tarzana Initiatives

Business Entity : Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Job Category : Clinical Operations

Job Specialty : Advanced Practice (PA)

Overtime Status : EXEMPT

Primary Shift : Day

Shift Duration : 8 hour

Base Pay : $143,062.40 - $228,904

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