Cardio Thoracic NP/PA in Mid Michigan

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    Physician Assistant, Surgical: Cardiovascular & Thoracic
  • Would Also Consider
    Nurse Practitioner Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology Physician Assistant Physician Assistant, Cardiology Physician Assistant, Orthopedics Physician Assistant, Surgical: Critical Care Physician Assistant, Surgical: General Physician Assistant, Surgical: Thoracic Physician Assistant, Surgical: Vascular
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Advantage Locums has a new position for an NP/PA First Assist to provide coverage in a locum capacity until our client is able to solidify a permanent candidate, could be a locum to perm position for the right provider. 

We are seeking a NP/PA First Assistant who has experience with surgical Open Heart Procedures and other major surgeries. MUST be MI licensed to qualify.  We are seeking coverage as soon as possible.

Hospital Details:

  • Level 1 Trauma Center
  • Prefer candidates with CC and first asst. experience, endovenus, laser therapy
  • Experience in vascular surgery required
  • 8-12 hr shifts, Alt. call 1:4 call every other weekend OR 2:3 call and 1 FT night
  • 3 Cardiovascular surgeons in department
  • Annual number of cases : 300; 150 Thoracic
  • Support staff includes : RN, NP &/or PA (once filled) MA, RNFA, office manager

Position Duties include but are not limited to the below:

  • Assisting the anesthesiologist when applicable
  • Assisting with patient positioning, skin preparation, and draping
  • Providing wound exposure
  • Handling and cutting tissue appropriately to reduce potential for injury
  • Using and manipulating surgical instruments and medical devices skillfully
  • First assisting with open heart, vascular, endo-vascular, thoracic and any other procedures performed by Cardio Vascular surgeons.
  • Assists with/performs Endo-Vein Harvesting and Radial Artery Harvesting with physician supervision
  • Providing homeostasis
  • Suturing tissue and closing wounds.
  • Assisting in the safe delivery of the patient to the recovery room or ICU
  • Communicating to appropriate health care personnel and family members
  • Participating in pre and postoperative care/teaching and discharge planning with physician supervision
  • Pre-assessment of the patient, including review of lab work, etc.

Advantage Locums can provide a competitive rate, travel, lodging, and malpractice insurance for your contract. Contact us today to learn more!  

If you are interested, qualified and available, please contact us at 877-31-4045 ext. 108 for Chip or Melyssa at ext. 352.  You can email or

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