K.A. Recruiting

Physician Assistant Southern California

Riverside, CA 92501

Job Type: Advanced Practice Practitioners (Physician Assistant) Job Number: CO155

Job Description

REF: CO155

Full Time and Permanent Physician Assistant needed!

Southern California


  • Job Objective:A brief overview of the position.
    • The Physician Assistant (PA) assists in OR and is responsible for the management of care of the cardiac surgery patient across inpatient healthcare Continuum.
  • Reports to
    • Administrative Director, Surgical Services and Supervising Cardiac Surgeon
  • Qualifications
    • Education
    • Licensure/Certification
      • Required: Physician Assistant license by PA’s Examining Committee of the Medical Board of California; and American Heart Association BLS and ACLS.
    • Experience
      • Preferred: Acute cardiac pre to post-op management.
  • Essential Responsibilities
    • Demonstrates compliance with Code of Conduct and compliance policies, and takes action to resolve compliance questions or concerns and report suspected violations.
    • Utilizes the medical model to manage patient care. Completes management of care by:
      • Providing evaluation, diagnosis and treatment.
      • Health promotion and disease prevention-based goals for self-care skills.
      • Provide counseling and education Offer collaborative practice-based setting.
      • Provide risk assessment to families and community.
      • Primary and acute care level of intervention.
    • Assesses the health status of patients by completing the following:
      • Obtains a relevant health and medical history
      • Performs a physical examination based on age and history.
      • Performs or orders diagnostic procedures based on the client’s needs.
      • Identifies health and medical risk factors.
    • Makes accurate diagnosis by:
      • Utilizing critical thinking in the diagnostic process.
      • Synthesizing and analyzing the collected data.
      • Formulating a differential diagnosis based on the history, physical examination, and diagnostic test results.
      • Establishing priorities to meet the health and medical needs of the client.
    • Develops a treatment plan under the supervising physician to maximize health potential.
      • Selecting appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions.
      • Developing a patient education plan and providing patient teaching.
      • Appropriate consultation/referral.
    • Interventions are based on priorities and are individualized and consistent with plan of care.
    • Evaluates and follows up on patient status making modifications in the treatment plan as necessary based on reassessment.
    • Recognizes priorities in critical situations and acts in a timely manner.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of surgical anatomy, physiology, and operative techniques.
    • Provides intra-operative exposure and retraction.
      • Retracts tissues or organs by use of the hand.
      • Places and holds surgical retractors.
      • Packs sponges or laparotomy pads into body cavities to hold tissues or organs out of the operative field.
      • Manages all instruments in the operative field to prevent obstruction of the surgeon’s view.
    • Sutures tissue, using instruments and suture material.
      • Correctly approximates tissue layers.
      • Approximates tissue appropriately to avoid excess tension and tissue necrosis.
      • Ties knots firmly to avoid slipping.
      • Uses staples, clips or other devices to approximate tissue.
    • Handles tissues and manipulates instruments to perform:
      • Superficial dissection.
      • Harvesting of saphenousvein 1. open 2. bridging 3. endoscopic Provides hemostasis by:
      • Aspirating and sponging of blood and other fluids from the operative site.
      • Applying clamps on superficial vessels and typing them or electrocoagulation of them as directed.
      • Placing suture ligatures in the muscle, subcutaneous and skin layers.
      • Placing hemoclips or other ligating devices on bleeders.
    • Facilitates patient participation in health and medical care by providing education needed to make decisions and choices about:
      • Promotion, maintenance and restoration of health.
      • Consultation with other appropriate health care personnel.
      • Appropriate utilization of health care resources.
      • Facilitation of entry into the healthcare system; admission to facility under direction of Supervising Physician.
      • The promotion of a safe, realistic discharge plan.
    • Completes patient rounds on all Cardiovascular Surgery inpatients.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.  
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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. 
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