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Sr. Physician Assistant - Heart Center

UC Davis Medical Center 
Sacramento, California, United States
30+ days ago


UC Davis Medical Center 

Sacramento, CA

Sr. Physician Assistant - Heart Center

Salary Range:  $72.52 - $97.62 Hourly

Final Filing Date: 8/19/2021

This position reports directly to the Heart Center Advanced Practice Nurse Manager. As a member of the Cardiothoracic Surgery team, the Senior Physician Assistant (PA) is an expert in the perioperative management of patients undergoing cardiothoracic procedures and participates in the medical management of this population across the spectrum of care.  The Senior PA will act as first, second, or third assistant in cardiac and/or thoracic surgeries under the supervision of an approved supervising physician.   The incumbent will provide care and guidance to inpatients and will attend outpatient clinics. The Senior PA will perform and train others in endoscopic vein harvesting procedures, placing drains, placing catheters, closing major and minor incisions, recording post-op orders and progress notes and assisting in the transport and care of patients from the operating room to the recovery room or intensive care unit.  The Senior PA will give guidance and direction to team members for daily work assignments and act as a resource for physicians, PAs, house staff and nursing staff.  Additional responsibilities include research and program development, professional practice development, training and education, maintaining statistical database, participating in continuous quality improvement (CQI), tracking mortality and morbidity and providing reports for physicians and assisting in equipment procurement as necessary.

Required Qualifications

  • Endoscopic vein harvesting experience.
  • Valid Physician Assistant license to practice under the Physician Assistant Act in the state of California.
  • Graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant program.
  • National certification (NCCAP) as a Physician Assistant.
  • Controlled Substances Education Course certificate of successful completion.
  • CPR/ACLS Certification required.
  • PALS certification required within 6 months of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgery and successful completion of the Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgery Specialty Exam.

Special Requirements

  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. and assist in moving patients.  Must see well enough to read gauges and identify injuries and hear well enough to take histories.  Must be able to stand for extended periods and must be able to wear radiation safety apparel for extended periods of time when performing duties within the radiation environment.
  • Must be able to provide after hours on-call coverage including in-house night call, weekend and holiday call.
  • Ability to work overtime and/or flexible schedule including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays as required.
  • Must wear uniform in accordance with UC Health System policy.
  • Must be able to wear radiation safety apparel for extended periods of time when performing duties within the radiation environment.
  • Eligible for hospital credentialing.
  • This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.

To view full job description and submit an on-line application visit UC Davis Career Opportunities at:

Job ID #17433

The University of California, Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57871583
  • Location:
    Sacramento, California, United States
  • Position Title: Sr. Physician Assistant - Heart Center
  • Company Name: UC Davis Medical Center 
  • Job Function: Physician Assistant

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