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Cardiothoracic Surgery Physician Assistant Iowa

Carlisle, IA 50047

Job Type: Advanced Practice Practitioners (Physician Assistant) Job Number: CO47

Job Description


Cardiothoracic Surgery Physician Assistant needed in Iowa!

About the Area: Ranked as the #1 place to live in the midwest! 

About the Position: 

  • Responsibilities include endoscopic vein harvesting (EVH),
  • surgical first assisting (cardiac and thoracic cases), perioperative patient care.
  • Hospital rounding, and post-hospital clinic.
  • Weeknight surgical availability call only (divided equally amongst PAs).
  • 1:3 weekend call with rounding. No primary on-call responsibility.


  • NCCPA certification and eligibility for Physician Assistant licensure in the State of Iowa
  • Current or previous General Surgery/OR experience highly preferred
  • Current or previous CT PA experience beneficial, but not required


  • Generous, competitive compensation package.
  • Benefits include family health/dental/vision, employer matching 401(k) retirement plan, short- and long-term disability, and life insurance; also malpractice, professional society dues, state licensure, NCCPA recertification, and CME costs.
  • Paid time off (PTO) accrued at 29 days annually. Relocation allowance possible

For more information please contact Chelsey at: or call . You may also submit your resume directly for review. 

Additional Information

Please click APPLY ONLINE or email us a copy of your resume directly (my email is next to my profile). Be sure to check out all of our jobs at We look forward to working with you!

Meet Your Recruiter

Chelsey Opalenik
Healthcare Recruiter

Chelsey is a healthcare recruiter who understands the importance of finding the best long term fit for her candidates! She is happy to help you navigate the job search and listen to what you are truly looking for in your next career move. She knows that finding a new job can be overwhelming, so she prioritizes making the process as smooth and stress free as possible for you! Chelsey joined KA Recruiting after graduating from Wellesley College with her Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Public Health and now has been part of the team for over two years. When not helping you find your next job, Chelsey can be found baking cinnamon rolls, taking spin and yoga classes, and exploring new cities and restaurants with her friends. 
Candidate Testimonials:
"KA recruiting, especially Chelsey, connected me with my current position. It was during the pandemic which proved to be even more challenging. Chelsey provided consistent feedback and communication and she checked in a lot to stay on track for beginning at my new practice. I highly recommend KA, Chelsey was my guide."
"I had a great experience working with KA recruiting. Chelsey helped with potential questions for the interview for my current job which was a game changer to getting the job.Thanks Chelsey, you are great at what you do!"


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