The Advanced Practice Provider will develop and maintain an active practice based on an expanded knowledge of and experience with pathophysiology and pharmacology in order to provide comprehensive health assessments, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals with cardiothoracic surgery needs
1. Providing comprehensive healthcare services to cardiac surgical patients
2. Surgical first and second assisting in the operating room
3. Placement and removal of chest tubes, temporary pacemaker wires, and intracardiac lines
4. Wound care including wound vac placement and management
5. Daily rounds on ICU patients and coverage of surgical emergencies and procedures.
6. Performing pre-op evaluations, consultations, surgical consenting for inpatient and outpatient surgical patients
7. Developing post-op care plans
8. Pparticipating in multi-disciplinary surgical rounds, staff education, and quality improvement initiatives
9. Evaluation and interpretation of x-rays, labs and other clinical information to initiate appropriate medical therapies
10. Education of families about complex congenital lesions and their treatment options
11. Participation in research studies and safety and quality initiatives
12. Participation of the weekly cardiology and cardiac surgery case review conference
1. Master’s degree from a nationally accredited Physician Assistant program required. Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (with first assist certification).
2. Prior pediatric cardiac experience preferred.
3. Active licensure in the State of Illinois as a Physician Assistant is required.
4. Experience as delineated in clinical privileges through credentialing by the Medical Staff Office.
5. Basic Life Support certification required. Pediatric Advanced Life Support & ACLS certification required.
6. Possess a solid medical knowledge base for cardiopulmonary critical care medicine with an interest in congenital cardiac anomalies.
7. Possess critical thinking skills and adaptability on a busy cardiac surgery service.
8. Communication skills to work collaboratively with medical and surgical colleagues, staff and trainees.