Physician Assistant/Cardiothoracic Surgery/Macomb/Days/Full Time

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  • As a member of the healthcare team, is responsible for providing advanced assessment, differential diagnosis, clinical decision making and initiation of treatment in collaboration with the attending Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic surgeons
  • Clinical activities are authorized and performed under the supervision but not necessarily in the presence of a physician member of the medical staff
  • Prescriptive authority is a delegated privilege under the collaborating physician
  • Assists pre-, intra, and post-care of all cardiac and thoracic patients
  • Prepares and records patient histories, performs rounds and physical examinations, records discharge summaries, assists in all surgical procedures, performs endoscope vein and radial artery harvesting intra-operatively and formulates post-operative treatment plans for patients 
  • Specific procedures within the specialty are individually credentialed, based on background training and experience 
  • Requires a Bachelor's Degree; completion of an AMA approved Physician Assistant or Surgeon's Assistant program; Michigan state licensure and continued certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant (NCCPA)
  • Current basic and advanced cardiac life support (BLS / ACLS) certification
  • Cardiothoracic and vascular critical care or surgical experience is preferred
  • Requires good verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills as well as organizational skills, familiarity with computers, and excellent analytical and decision-making skills
  • Ability to react to crisis situations quickly and effectively using department protocols and guidelines
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience working in Cardiac Surgery is preferred


       Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a

       $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites

       including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and

       other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system

       now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one

       of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the

       health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s  

       major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and

       remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical

       education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing

       in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,

       pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visit


       Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

       making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice.  Henry

       Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

       Rewards.  My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves.  There are

       dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

       and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life.  As an

       employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

       (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness,                 and a whole host of other benefits and services.  Employee's classified as contingent status are not         eligible for benefits.    

      Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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        committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to

        race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height,

        weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

        or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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