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Loma Linda University Faculty Medical Group, Department of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery is seeking a Physician Assistant to join our team.

This opportunity includes 1st or 2nd assistant for all cardiac and thoracic surgical procedures (both adult and pediatric), wound closures, suturing, and pre/postoperative management of ICU patients with all cardiac and thoracic disorders.
This will include balloon and chest tube insertion/removal and management. Patients will include those undergoing heart transplantation or requiring mechanical assist devices.Candidates must be experienced with harvesting saphenous vein grafts, harvesting radial arteries, and endoscopic vein harvesting.


Specific Job Duties:
Regular work hours are Monday through Friday
Overnight call during the week
Weekend call will be a minimum of one weekend per month
Must be certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (PA-C)
Must maintain BLS and ACLS certification
Must be licensed by the California State Physician Assistant Board
Will be a part of quality assurance conferences
Will participate in the outpatient care clinics, including pre and postoperative consultation and care
Under the supervision of the attending, will admit and discharge cardiac and thoracic patients
Will be available for call coverage, cardiac and thoracic surgery consults, and emergency procedures
Will participate in teaching, giving lectures, and/or educating nursing, other allied health professionals, or students
May be required to complete and maintain CITI training


This position will include competitive salary based on academic rank and a comprehensive benefit package, including medical, dental, CME, relocation assistance and paid malpractice insurance.

Loma Linda University Faculty Medical Group is affiliated with Loma Linda University Medical Center, Childrens Hospital and School of Medicine, with the mission to deliver whole-person care at a world-class level of clinical excellence. The Medical Center serves as the largest tertiary referral source in both Riverside and San Bernardino counties with a surrounding population approaching 4 million.

For over 100 years, Loma Linda University Health has been dedicated to excellence in health care, research, and education. Today we are building a new hospital and expanding our childrens hospital to continue meeting the health needs of our community. The new towers will be state-of-the-art, allowing for the newest advances in technology and patient care. We are also greatly expanding and enhancing our already robust research enterprise through a new collaborative research center and program endowments.

Loma Linda University Health continues to lead in integrating a faith-based approach to whole person health care. As a Seventh-day Adventist organization, our mission is to follow the healing and teaching ministry of Jesus Christ 'to make man whole.' Together, we strive for Compassion, Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, and Wholeness.
About the area

Loma Linda University is located between Los Angeles and Palm Springs in an area known as the Inland Empire. Nestled at the foot of the San Bernardino mountains, we have convenient access to beach cities, skiing hiking and a variety of other outdoor activities. This region also has excellent private and public school systems.

This opportunity is not eligible for a J1 Waiver.
Interested candidates, please send your CV to:

Mike Unterseher Director of Physician Recruitment
800-328-1163
recruitMD@llu.edu
Loma Linda University's Medical Center and Children's Hospital is the only Level I Trauma Center serving a four county area that covers approximately 25 percent of the state. The Medical Center and Childrens Hospital are equipped with over 850 licensed beds. The Children's Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is one of the largest and most advanced neonatal centers in the world, with 82 beds and 22,000 square feet dedicated to caring for some of our smallest patients.

The global purpose of the organization is to continue Christ's healing and teaching ministry. This is accomplished through education of health-care professionals, scholars, and scientists, through delivery of health care, and through research.

Strategically located in the center of Southern California in an area known as the "Inland Empire"one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States with a population of over 4 million. There are opportunities for many outdoor activities such as mountain biking, snowboarding, skiing, surfing, and fishing. In addition, with Los Angeles and Orange County in close proximity, the arts and culture are endless.

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