VIRGINIA - Commonwealth University Medical Center -Cardiothoracic PA-C

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    Physician Assistant, Surgical: Cardiovascular & Thoracic
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    Physician Assistant
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Physician’s Assistant

The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center is seeking to add a Cardiothoracic Physicians Assistant to our dynamic program of 6 cardiac surgeons and 4 P.A.'s.

We perform a full range of cardiothoracic procedures including CABG, arrhythmia correction, minimally invasive valve replacement/repair, and complex aortic procedures. In addition, we are proud of our internationally recognized cardiac device program, performing LVAD's, total artificial heart implants, and cardiac transplants.

The ideal candidate for this position will have at least 2 years of demonstrated experience in cardiac surgery, including EVH and first assisting. However, willing to train motivated candidates. Superior organizational skills, flexibility, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment are essential qualities for this position that reports directly to the Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Duties include: first and second assisting in the OR on all adult cardiac cases, EVH, pre and post-operative patient management in conjunction with our team of house staff and nurse practitioners, initial patient consultation, and procedures including, but not limited to, placement of femoral lines, insertion/removal of chest tubes, insertion/removal of IABP's, and thoracentesis.

Flexible rotating OR call schedule. No in-house, ICU, or floor call. Excellent salary and benefit package, including CME reimbursement.

Education/training REQUIRED:

  • Certified Physician's Assistant Program- Satisfactory completion of a physician assistant program accredited by the American Medical association
  • Certification by the National Commission on Certification for Physician Assistants
  • Satisfactory completion of the Physician Assistant examination administered by the National Board of Medical Examiners

Thanks to our 10,200 team members, our list of national achievements continues to grow. We are a Magnet® hospital — the first in Richmond to achieve this prestigious designation. We won the 2014 American Hospital Association–McKesson Quest for Quality Prize — AHA’s top award for quality and safety. And for four consecutive years, we have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report® as the #1 hospital in the metro Richmond area.

In return, we offer more than 400 work/life benefits including competitive pay, generous benefits, flexible work options, prepaid tuition, on-site child and elder care and much, much more.

 At the heart of our organization lies a common purpose to which each team member is committed:

"Our Caring Service Begins with Me."  

This is not just the expectation.  
This is our culture.  
This is our passion.  

If you believe that our caring service can begin with you, too, then we encourage you to submit an application to join our team. For a full position description and to apply visit

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disability status.

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