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Physician Assistant – Cardiovascular – Orlando – Weekend/On Call in Orlando, FL at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 5/28/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Per Diem
  • Location:
    Orlando, FL
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Job Family
    Physician Assistant
  • Travel
  • Shift
  • Application Zone
    2-Legacy System
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Orlando

Job Description

Physician Assistant  – Cardiovascular – Orlando – Weekend/On Call 

AdventHealth Orlando seeks to hire a Physician Assistant who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

Facility Profile:

Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,107-bed Florida Hospital Orlando, serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America. Florida Hospital Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country. We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year.

Work Hours/Shifts:

Weekend on call:  8-12 hour shifts, 6a - 6 p,  also possible some week day shifts 

Coverage for Orlando, East Orlando and Altamonte Campuses

Job Summary:

Under administrative and physician guidance the Physician Assistant (PA) will provide comprehensive primary care services, acute care services, and extended care services in medicine for individuals and their families. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, physical exams, diagnose and treat diseases and injuries, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health, and write prescriptions. Will have prescriptive authority in the state of Florida under a practice agreement with a supervising physician. Supports the quality of care, coordination of care and throughput of patients who have acute coronary disease, have undergone surgical or interventional procedures in the hospital with primary focus on clinical services. Responsible for coordinating delivery of patient care in collaboration with the Cardiovascular Surgeons and Cardiologists. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

Knowledge, Skills, Education, & Experience Required:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, excellent conflict resolution and communication skills required
  • Ability to multi-task on a variety of tasks and projects
  • Competent with electronic order entry and documentation within the Electronic Health Records
  • Graduate from a Physician Assistant program approved by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), the successor program to CAAHEP
  • Experience in cardiovascular acute care; examples of this include, but are not limited to: Cardiac Surgery ICU, Cardiac Cath Lab, Cardiac Surgery Operating Room and Heart and Lung Transplant
  • Cardiovascular Surgery (Preferred)
  • Thoracic Surgery (Preferred)
  • Advanced Heart Failure Patient Population (Preferred)
  • Masters in health-related field (Preferred)
  • Management of patients both pre- and post-implantation for Ventricular Assist Devices and Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) (Preferred)
  • Management of patients undergoing Trans catheter Valve procedures (Preferred)
  • Public speaking experience (Preferred)
  • Teaching/Preceptor experience (Preferred)
  • Published in peer reviewed journals (Preferred)
  • Research involving Acute Coronary disease states (Preferred)

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:

  • Current State of Florida State Physician Assistant license
  • Physician Assistants-Certified (PA-C)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification

Job Responsibilities:

Demonstrates through behavior AdventHealth’s Core Values of Keep Me Safe, Love Me, Make it Easy, and Own it as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program.

  • Assess patient health status through physical exam reviews patient history, diagnostic tests and procedures and review labs and other critical data.
  • Diagnose acute and chronic conditions affecting all organs systems.
  • Initiate orders for medications, laboratory, and other diagnostic testing and medical treatments on appropriate forms.
  • Prescribe interventions and performs therapeutic measures to ensure the appropriate individualized plan of care is implemented. Apply knowledge of age-specific needs i.e.: pediatric adolescents, adult and geriatric patients related to plan of care interventions and patient responses to care.
  • Perform interventions in accordance with the patient’s care plan to include, but not limited to pulling chest tubes, pulling pacing wires, insertion of intravenous lines according to scope of practice and draining fluid from lung spaces and tissue as needed and according to credentials.
  • Attend medical rounds with surgeon, and pharmacist. Coordinate treatment plan with other caregivers.
  • Lead efforts to reduce waste and promote efficient processes within the inpatient hospital environment particularly cardiovascular care. This includes leading, developing and enthusiastically engaging in performance improvement projects such as length of stay, reducing in complications including infections and stroke as well as renal injury post procedure/surgery. All midlevel providers must lead one performance improvement project per year relating to cardiovascular.
  • Write and/or dictate progress notes, procedure notes, history and physical examination, transfers/discharge summaries in accordance with medical policies.
  • Evaluate the processes and outcomes to enhance the delivery of excellent, cost-effective health care

If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Physician Assistant opportunity with AdventHealth Orlando and apply online today.

Job Keywords:

Physician Assistant, PA, Cardiology, Cardiovascular, Acute Care, Hospital Acute Care 

Position Location:  Orlando
Job:  Physician Assistant
Organization:  AdventHealth Central Florida
Primary Location:  US-FL-Orlando
Schedule:  Per Diem
Shift:  Day
Job Level:  Staff / Associate
Education Level:  Non Degree Program
Travel:  No
Job Posting:  May 1, 2019, 3:14:32 PM

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