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Cedars-Sinai Physician Assistant - Thoracic Surgery in Tarzana, California

The Cedars-Sinai Medical Care Foundation is seeking a Physician Assistant (PA) 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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

Educational Requirements:

  • Master of Science Degree in Physician Assistant studies

License/Certification requirements:

  • National Certification as a Physician Assistant

  • BLS and ACLS Certification required

  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) certification required

Experience:

  • Minimum 1 year Physician Assistant experience in a relevant clinical area strongly preferred, e.g., thoracic surgery, general surgery, reconstructive surgery, or other surgical specialties.

  • Robotics experience is a plus.

Working Title: Physician Assistant - Thoracic Surgery

Department: Tarzana Initiatives

Business Entity: Academic / Research

Job Category: ,Clinical Operations,Clinical Operations

Job Specialty: Advanced Practice (PA)

Position Type: Full-time

Shift Length: 8 hour shift

Shift Type: Day

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.

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