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Eisenhower Health
Rancho Mirage, CA, United States
30+ days ago
Eisenhower Health
Rancho Mirage, California, United States
30+ days ago


Located in Southern California, Eisenhower Health is a not-for-profit hospital seeking a Physician Assistant-Cardiovascular Surgical – Cardiac Surgery Admin.

Job Objective:

The Physician Assistant-Cardiovascular Surgical (PA-CV) assists in the OR and is responsible for the management of care of the cardiac surgery patient across the inpatient healthcare continuum. Primary responsibility is surgical first assisting with the ability to endoscopically vein harvest in the operative setting.

Physician Assistant-Cardiovascular Surgical – Cardiac Surgery Admin must meet the following qualifications:


  • None


  • Required: Physician Assistant license by PA’s Examining Committee of the Medical Board of California; and American Heart Association BLS and ACLS.


  • Required: at least one (1) year of acute cardiac pre-op to post-op patient management experience
  • Required: at least two (2) years of endoscopic vein harvesting experience

Physician Assistant-Cardiovascular Surgical – Cardiac Surgery Admin Job Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates compliance with Code of Conduct and compliance policies, and takes action to resolve compliance questions or concerns and report suspected violations.
  • Utilizes the medical model to manage patient care. Completes management of care by:
  • Providing evaluation, diagnosis and treatment.
  • Health promotion and disease prevention-based goals for self-care skills.
  • Provide counseling and education offer collaborative practice-based setting.
  • Provide risk assessment to families and community.
  • Primary and acute care level of intervention.
  • Assesses the health status of patients by completing the following:
  • Obtains a relevant health and medical history
  • Performs a physical examination based on age and history.
  • Performs or orders diagnostic procedures based on the client’s needs.
  • Identifies health and medical risk factors.
  • Makes accurate diagnosis by:
  • Utilizing critical thinking in the diagnostic process.
  • Synthesizing and analyzing the collected data.
  • Formulating a differential diagnosis based on the history, physical examination, and diagnostic test results.
  • Establishing priorities to meet the health and medical needs of the client.
  • Develops a treatment plan under the supervising physician to maximize health potential.
  • Selecting appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions.
  • Developing a patient education plan and providing patient teaching.
  • Appropriate consultation/referral.
  • Interventions are based on priorities and are individualized and consistent with plan of care.
  • Evaluates and follows up on patient status making modifications in the treatment plan as necessary based on reassessment.
  • Recognizes priorities in critical situations and acts in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of surgical anatomy, physiology, and operative techniques.
  • Provides intra-operative exposure and retraction.
  • Retracts tissues or organs by use of the hand.
  • Places and holds surgical retractors.
  • Packs sponges or laparotomy pads into body cavities to hold tissues or organs out of the operative field.
  • Manages all instruments in the operative field to prevent obstruction of the surgeon’s view.
  • Sutures tissue, using instruments and suture material.
  • Correctly approximates tissue layers.
  • Approximates tissue appropriately to avoid excess tension and tissue necrosis.
  • Ties knots firmly to avoid slipping.
  • Uses staples, clips or other devices to approximate tissue.
  • Handles tissues and manipulates instruments to perform:
  • Superficial dissection.
  • Harvesting of saphenousvein 1. open 2. bridging 3. endoscopic Provides hemostasis by:
  • Aspirating and sponging of blood and other fluids from the operative site.
  • Applying clamps on superficial vessels and typing them or electrocoagulation of them as directed.
  • Placing suture ligatures in the muscle, subcutaneous and skin layers.
  • Placing hemoclips or other ligating devices on bleeders.
  • Facilitates patient participation in health and medical care by providing education needed to make decisions and choices about:
  • Promotion, maintenance and restoration of health.
  • Consultation with other appropriate health care personnel.
  • Appropriate utilization of health care resources.
  • Facilitation of entry into the healthcare system; admission to facility under direction of Supervising Physician.
  • The promotion of a safe, realistic discharge plan.
  • Completes patient rounds on all Cardiovascular Surgery inpatients.
  • Performs endoscopic vein harvesting in the Operating Room under the supervision of the attending cardiac surgeon.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Eisenhower is proud to offer:

  • Competitive compensation
  • A generous benefits package and matched retirement plan
  • Health and wellness programs

About Eisenhower Health:
Near Palm Springs, California, our vibrant community offers an enviable lifestyle including affordable housing, minimal traffic, world-class dining and shopping, and year round recreational activities. Additionally, Eisenhower Health is less than two hours away from sandy beaches and mountain resorts.

At Eisenhower Health, we offer a progressive environment with an emphasis on individual growth and advanced medical practices seldom seen in other hospitals. As a not-for-profit and comprehensive health care institution, we are honored to be recognized as one of the top-ranking hospitals in California. For 2017-2020, U.S. News and World Report has ranked us as the #1 performing hospital in the Riverside Metro area and #16 in California, placing us in the top six percentile of hospitals in the state. In addition, we were within the 20 percent of hospitals nationwide to receive five star stars from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, in its Overall Hospital Quality and Star Rating (#2017-2018). 

Located on 130 acres in Rancho Mirage, we offer our community a 517-bed acute care hospital with telemetry, critical care and medical/surgical floors. We also have a multitude of specialty centers on our campus including The Betty Ford Center, The Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center, The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences and The Lucy Curci Cancer Center.

Eisenhower Health has recently been granted Magnet recognition by the ANCC for its nursing excellence, which makes us the first and only hospital in the Inland Empire to achieve this prestigious Magnet distinction. For the fifth consecutive year, Eisenhower Health has been recognized as a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation (2017-2020), a testament to our commitment to provide equitable care.

In 2017-2020, U.S. News recognized Eisenhower Health as one of the High Performing Hospitals in these specific areas: Geriatrics, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Aortic Valve Surgery, Chronic Obstructive, Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Colon Cancer Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Lung Cancer Surgery. Eisenhower Health is the only hospital in Riverside and San Bernardino counties to be named one of the nation's 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health for 2016 & 2017.

Eisenhower Health has had a great deal of growth in our Clinic Divisions throughout the Coachella Valley. We also cultivate an environment that fosters outstanding levels of employee engagement and was one of only 20 organizations nationwide to receive the Workplace of the Year Award from The Advisory Board Company (2016-2017).

Eisenhower is an equal opportunity employer.

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Job Information

  • Job ID: 62424203
  • Location:
    Rancho Mirage, California, United States
  • Position Title: Physician Assistant-Cardiac Surgery Admin
  • Company Name For Job: Eisenhower Health
  • Job Function: Administration

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