Henry Ford Health System PA - Cardiothoracic Surgery Operating Room - Full Time Day Shift in Clinton Township, Michigan

As a member of the healthcare team, is responsible for providing advanced assessment, differential diagnosis, clinical decision making and initiation of treatment in collaboration with the attending Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic surgeons. Clinical activities are authorized and performed under the supervision but not necessarily in the presence of a physician member of the medical staff. Prescriptive authority is a delegated privilege under the collaborating physician. Assists pre-, intra, and post-care of all cardiac and thoracic patients. Prepares and records patient histories, performs rounds and physical examinations, records discharge summaries, assists in all surgical procedures, performs endoscope vein and radial artery harvesting intra-operatively and formulates post-operative treatment plans for patients. Specific procedures within the specialty are individually credentialed, based on background training and experience.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Requires a Bachelor’s Degree; completion of an AMA approved Physician Assistant or Surgeon's Assistant program; Michigan state licensure and continued certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant (NCCPA); and current basic and advanced cardiac life support (BLS / ACLS) certification. Knowledge and skill in harvesting of veins for cardiac surgery is preferred. Cardiothoracic and vascular critical care or surgical experience is preferred. Requires good verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills as well as organizational skills, familiarity with computers, and excellent analytical and decision-making skills. Ability to react to crisis situations quickly and effectively using department protocols and guidelines. Will work within the Operating Room.

Overview Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education. The system includes the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a full continuum of care. In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care. The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600 employees. Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. The health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III. To learn more, visitHenryFord.com. Benefits Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness and access to day care services at Bright Horizons Midtown Detroit, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.