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Physician Assistant Cardiovascular Surgery, Sacramento (Full time, Days)

Sacramento, CA


Hiring Company

Sutter Health

Positions Available

Full Time

Position Description

Physician Assistant Cardiovascular Surgery

(Full time, Days)

Job ID SMCS-1804894

Date Posted 03/30/2018

Location Sacramento, California

Position Overview:
Job DescriptionThe Cardiovascular Physician Assistant (CV-PA) outlined in the Delegation of Services Agreement, under the supervision of the attending CV surgeon provides surgical second assist including vein harvest for cardiovascular surgical patients, and assists in interventional cardiology and vascular surgery. The CA-PA provides care coordination by “daily rounding” in of CVSCU, Cardiac Progressive Care and CICU for CV surgical, thoracic, VAD, and transplant and Percutaneous valve patients using an organized multi-disciplinary team approach to provide continuity of care throughout the continuum. CV-PA’s participate with the surgical team for “stand-by cases,” such as TAVR and Laser Lead extractions. The incumbent also participates in data collection, clinical effectiveness/research studies and community outreach activities for cardiovascular procedures and services. Population served includes adolescents, adults, and geriatrics. All duties are “in addition to” but “not in lieu of” duties and obligations by the surgeons and interventional cardiologists.


  • Current PA License
  • Current CPR (for the healthcare provider)
  • Minimum 3 years experience as a Physician Assistant including vein harvest in a cardiovascular operating room setting
  • Demonstrated knowledge of surgical anatomy, physiology, and operative technique relative to operative procedures wherein the PA assists
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are necessary
  • Clinical research skills, basic computer skills (access, enter and retrieve data; Word and Excel skills required)
  • Must be able to work with autonomy, adaptability, flexibility, maintain composure during pressures and adverse conditions, and work as an effective team member in a collaborative role with other disciplines

Special Requirements

  • Moderate physical effort
  • Must have body mechanics knowledge to safely move/handle equipment or office supplies

Organization: Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento
Employee Status: Regular
Employee Referral Bonus: No
Benefits: Yes
Position Status: Exempt
Union: No
Job Shift: Day
Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift
Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday
Weekend Requirements: One Weekend Shift a Month
Schedule: Full Time
Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity, or expression, ancestry, national origin, age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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