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University of Minnesota Physicians seeksaBoard eligible/Board certifiedPhysician Assistantto provide care and services to patients in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery.The positionwill provide patients with expert patient care and coordination of servicesassisting the practice inimproving patient satisfaction and enhancing the quality of care provided to patients through increased access and coordinated services.

For patients with cardiac conditions, ranging from the routine to the complex (such as end-stage heart failure and thoracic organ transplantation), our specialists provide comprehensive surgical expertise. Valve repair for aortic and mitral valve pathology is commonly performed, employing innovative techniques of leaflet excision, chordal replacement, annuloplasty, and valve resuspension.

The Certified PAprovides and coordinates surgical care for adults with selected cardiothoracic diseases throughout the course of evaluation and treatment, including hospital admission, surgical intervention, inpatient care, and discharge planning.Provides and coordinates continuity of care between the hospital floor setting, operating room, and clinic. This includes clinic follow-up, providing information to referring physicians and institutions, and patient /family education. This individual must show commitment to exemplary patient care. Shares responsibility for assessment and management of patient in cardiothoracic surgical services. Writes admission and daily notes, orders and directs discharge planning and follow up. Works to improve the quality of care and to decrease length of stay on the inpatient service. Obtains patient histories, perform physical and psychological health assessments, provides patient and family education and counseling, ensures continuity of health care services. Provides direct management of postoperative care in the clinical settings of the ICU, step-down units, and wards including removing chest tubes, drains and temporary pacemaker wires.

The position is available at theUniversity of Minnesota MedicalCenterand may assist with coverage/call at Fairview Southdale Hospital.Team members at both sites work collaboratively.

A qualified candidate will be a graduate ofan accreditedphysician assistant training program. Have a current MNPA license with prescriptive authority through the MN Board of Medical Practice. Be certified through theNCCPA and meet threshold criteria/qualifications for Credentialing and Privileges. Have willingness and interest to learn and work in the OR and ICUsettings.

Previous ICU, Cardiothoracic Surgery or Cardiology experience preferred.
Fairview Health Services ( is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 11 hospitalsincluding an academic medical center and long-term care hospitalserving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota. Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairviews 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.