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Practice Cardio-Thoracic Surgery with *Saint Joseph Physician Network - Mishawaka in Mishawaka, IN

Physician Assistant - Cardiothoracic Surgery Opportunity

Trinity Health Mishawaka, IN 46545
  • Accepts J1 Visas: No
  • Accepts H1B Visas: No
  • Loan Assistance:Not Specified
  • Employee
  • Academic Opportunity:No
  • Telemedicine Opportunity:No
  • 07/07/2021
  • 854497
  • 2500

Saint Joseph Physician Network (SJPN) has an excellent full time employment opportunity for an experienced Physician Assistant to join a Cardiothoracic Surgery program located in Mishawaka, Indiana.

The Cardiothoracic Surgery service averages over 300 surgeries each year with about 150 being Cardiac related cases, with the practice continuing to grow. A typical day will involve rounding in the hospital followed by time spent in the Operating Room. 

Responsibilities for this opportunity include assessment of patient health status including state of wellness, compliance with care plan and determining appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures within the scope of the PA  license and/or certification. The selected candidate will provide acute and chronic patient care including, but not limited to, performing histories, physical examinations, inpatient and outpatient consultations, completing discharge summaries, monitoring therapies, and medications.

Surgical duties will include, but are not limited to, vein/artery harvesting using the Maquet system and first assist duties. The provider will also respond to emergencies including use of CPR and ACLS protocols.

Patient care includes chest tube removal, pacing wire removal, Cardiac Rehab, nutritional needs and wound care – suture and staple removal, debridement, etc. The provider will interpret and integrate data to determine appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in consultation with the cardiovascular surgeon and will participate in multi-disciplinary communication of treatment plans with cardiovascular surgeons, referring physicians, nursing staff, respiratory staff, cardiac rehab staff and families.

This facility utilizes Cerner EMR and providers are responsible for documenting patient information and care. This includes progress notes and formulating care plans.

Candidates must have Cardiothoracic Surgery experience.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right Physician Assistant  to join Saint Joseph Physician Network.




St. Joseph Physician Network provides a competitive compensation and benefits package that complements this opportunity for personal growth and professional advancement including:

  • Competitive salary range in line with MGMA standards. 
  • Malpractice paid by corporation, including tail insurance.
  • Health/dental/vision/disability/life insurance/retirement benefits.
  • 27 days off per year; 7 holidays; 5 days and $2,500 for CME.
  • $1,500 per year for professional journals, dues, and memberships.
  • Relocation assistance provided in accordance with policy.