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Cardiothoracic Surgery-Advanced Practice Clinician (APC)

Lehigh Valley Health Network | Allentown, PA, United States

Posted Date 5/15/2024

This is truly an extraordinary time to join the Lehigh Valley Health Network.  LVHN is one of the nation's most advanced health networks, offering comprehensive care in 95 clinical specialties. We are the region’s largest employer and the health care provider of choice for more people in the region. Love Where You Work! 

Job Responsibilities:

The Physician Assistant will be responsible for the care and management of cardiothoracic surgical patients both in the ICU and OR settings during the daytime hours. The ideal candidate will have previous cardiothoracic surgery experience.

  • Work in conjunction with the attending cardiothoracic surgeon, and non-surgical providers, for medical care of cardiothoracic surgical patients.
  • Perform initial evaluation, history, and physical examination of all assigned patients.
  • Placement of invasive monitoring lines including central venous catheters, dialysis lines, and arterial access.
  • Participate in ongoing education, quality, and research projects.
  • Contribute to service related databases as indicated.
  • Participate in education of patients and families during their inpatient course.
  • Support the mission and goals of Lehigh Valley Health Network.

Job Description:

  • This is a non-surgical 12-hour shift position for nighttime coverage of the 11-bed cardiothoracic surgery ICU (Open Heart Unit)
  • Duties include managing post cardiac and thoracic surgery patients, ECMO, LVAD, bedside procedures, and assist in inpatient practice needs
  • No call obligations

Job Qualifications:

  • Must be Board Eligible or Board Certified
  • A Valid Pennsylvania Medical License or ability to obtain one is required

Benefits & Perks:

  • Attractive work schedule
  • Highly Competitive Compensation with a superb benefits package
  • Low cost health insurance for employees
  • CME reimbursement and time outside of normal PTO to take classes, attend conferences etc.
  • Matching 403b and a defined pension program

Influenza vaccinations are required at most LVHN facilities for all colleagues with patient contact unless medically contraindicated or due to a bona fide religious belief or practice and is strongly encouraged for all colleagues. Safety sensitive positions at LVHN cannot test positive for marijuana or its metabolites.

Cardiology - Advanced Heart Failure & Cardiac Transplantation (CHF)

Contact Info

Sonia Aurin
Physician & APC Recruiter
Facility Name
Lehigh Valley Health Network
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