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VAD Coordinator - Physician Assistant - Short Hour

Location: Santa Clara, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 714348 Date posted: 08/07/2018
Description:

Under the direction and supervision of staff cardiovascular surgeon, the CVA provides high quality, cost-effective patient care by performing cardiovascular surgical preparation procedures, peri-operative and post- operative procedures, and assists in performing cardiovascular surgical procedures.



Essential Functions:


- Performs admission evaluation on all new patients to include: obtains basic medical information and history, reviews patients medical record, performs physical exam, transcribes history and medical findings into patient medical record, and reports deviations from normal findings to attending physician.
- Provides patient and family with pre-operative education.
- Answers questions regarding surgery, recovery and risk factor modification; provides blood transfusion information.
- Performs cardiovascular surgery peri-operative procedures; locates and displays chest x-rays and pertinent patient information.
- Reviews patient chart noting allergies, pertinent medical history, abnormal physical findings, catheterization and/or ECHO data and specific cardiovascular disease.
- Assists in performing cardiovascular surgical procedures: assists staff cardiovascular surgeons in opening chest and cannulating great vessels and heart.
- Performs invasive procedures: insertion, removal, monitoring of LABP, chest tube, arterial line placement, central line placement and Swan Ganz insertion, thoracentesis, femoral cutdown, uretheral catheterization, peripheral venous cannulation.
- Administers intravenous medications for treatment of arrhythmias.
- Performs postoperative procedures to include transcription of standard post-operative orders into patient medical records; assists physicians with evaluation and management of intravascular volume, pharmacological therapeutics, and nutritional status; reviews patients cardiac, respiratory, renal, neurological and gastrointestinal status during recovery; reviews vital signs, laboratory and x-ray studies; assists with technical management of patients including introduction, maintenance and removal of intravascular catheters and percutaneous thoracostomy tubes.
- Performs patient discharge in conjunction with social worker, pharmacist, and physical therapist; dictates discharge and transfer summaries in a timely manner.

Basic Qualifications:


Experience
- N/A
Education
- Graduate of an approved primary care physician assistant or surgical assistant program.
- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.


License, Certification, Registration
- Licensed by State of California as a physician assistant.
- Current BLS certification.
- Must have a National Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to employment start date.
 
Additional Requirements:
- Experience as a cardiovascular physician assistant.
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.


 


Preferred Qualifications:
- Previous VAD experience needed. Evaluate and manage patients with decompensated heart failure. Evaluate pre-implant and educate patient and family pre-and post-implant through discharge. Will coordinate inpatient care including intra-operative discharge management and participate in post-operative preparation for discharge. Will provide in-patient and long-term outpatient care post VAD implantation. Will collaborate with other advanced practitioners and referring physicians to arrange for clinical care for advanced heart failure and VAD patients. Will implement standardized interventions to meet patient needs and consult physicians as needed. Flexible and able to adjust schedule to meet patient/staff needs and per operational needs.

Primary Location: California,Santa Clara,Santa Clara Medical Offices 710 Lawrence Express W Scheduled Weekly Hours: 12 Shift: Night Workdays: Week 1: Sat; Week 2: Sun *schedule may vary to meet operational needs Working Hours Start: Variable Working Hours End: Variable Job Schedule: Short Hour Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Non-Union, Non-Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: Heart Transplant Travel: No

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