PA Surgical First Assistant in Las Vegas, NV - Las Vegas, NV, USA

Job Description


Nurse Practitioner
Physician Assistant
Internal Medicine
Family Medicine without OB

Job Summary:

Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada is searching for a Physician Assistant Surgical First Assist to join their dynamic group. The PAFA will be responsible for rounding on cardiothoracic patients in the prep and recovery areas.  Duties may include pre and post-operative assessments, medication orders, discharge planning, etc.  The ideal candidate will provide assistive care to cardiothoracic and other surgeons as required during surgical procedures.   
The PAFA will be primarily assigned to assist surgeons during pediatric cardiothoracic surgeries.  If these cases are not available, they will assist adult cardiothoracic surgeons.  If not available, the PAFA will then assist/scrub in other department cases at the Clinical Nurse Coordinator’s discretion, provided that they can be made available to assist for emergency open heart or vascular cases.
Qualified Candidates:
• Licensed or ability to get license in the state of Nevada
• Certification as First Assistant through a nationally accredited certification agency  
• Current certification from the National Commission on Certification of P.A.s.  Certification in BLS required, PALS preferred      
• Documentation of assisting in cardiovascular/thoracic surgery cases for a period of three (3) months, AND documentation of at participation in at least thirty (30) cases
• Documentation demonstrating clinical competency to perform endoscopic vein harvesting
Incentive/Benefits Package:
• Competitive salary and benefits package          

About Sunrise Hospital:
Serving the community for more than 60 years, the 762-bed hospital is Nevada’s largest acute care facility and Level II Trauma Center providing the Southwest region with high-quality, advanced healthcare services including:
-Comprehensive cardiac and thoracic programs, providing inpatient and outpatient care
-Nevada Neurosciences Institute, providing inpatient and outpatient care
-Accredited Breast Center
-Accredited bariatric program
Also offering comprehensive programs for:
-Surgical services including a robust orthopedic, neurosurgical and spine program
-Burn and Reconstructive Center at Sunrise – including wound care
-Women’s services including maternity and high-risk obstetrics
-Urology services
-Digestive health services
- Robotics services
-Full-service outpatient diagnostic imaging
-Rehabilitation services
With the busiest ER in the community, Sunrise Hospital is the state’s first Joint Commission Accredited Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, first and only Ventilation Rehabilitation program and is Southern Nevada’s only inpatient rehabilitation facility accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehab Facilities (CARF).
As the largest and most comprehensive children’s hospital in the Nevada, Sunrise Children’s Hospital treats infants, children, adolescents and expectant mothers in the southwest region of the country. Located on the same campus as Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, the facility offers a full range of comprehensive services designed specifically for our patient population with the highest level of expert care including:
-Nevada’s largest Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
- Dedicated Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
-ECMO capabilities for neonatal and pediatric patients
-Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care Transport Team servicing the local and tertiary communities
-Only Pediatric open-heart program in Nevada
-Perinatal nurse navigator
-Comprehensive burn and wound care for our youngest patients
-Pediatric surgical services including orthopedic and neurosurgery
-Nevada’s only inpatient rehabilitation program
-Dedicated pediatric emergency room and inpatient unit
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Las Vegas, Nevada – located in Southern Nevada with mild winters and warm summers, Las Vegas offers world class amenities, a low cost of living and no state income tax. With a population of more than 2.6 million, Las Vegas is not only known as the gaming and entertainment capital of the world but is also is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream with access to many national and state parks in the area and within close distance. The community is now home to three professional sports teams in the NFL, NHL and WNBA.

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Employer: HCA Far West Division
Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA
Position Type: Physician (MD, DO, Resident)
Employment Type: Permanent
Specialty: Internal Medicine
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