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Cardiothoracic Physician Assistant

Company: Mount Sinai Medical Center of Miami Beach
Location: Miami Beach
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Cardio Thoracic Physician Assistant

As Mount Sinai grows, so does our legacy of caring

Located in the heart of Miami Beach, overlooking the breathtaking intracoastal waterway, Mount Sinai Medical Center is dedicated to providing exceptional health care to our diverse community enhanced through innovation, technology, teaching, and research. Mount Sinai is South Florida's largest private independent not-for-profit hospital with 672 beds, and a tight-knit community of more than 4,000 employees.

We provide world-class care:

  • Named one of America's 250 Best Hospitals for 2020 and 2021 by Healthgrades, positioning Mount Sinai among the top 5% of hospitals in the nation for overall clinical excellence.
  • A pioneer in innovative medical research in areas such as cardiology, cancer, memory disorders and pulmonary diseases
  • The BEST cardiac surgery survival rate in Florida
  • A new seven-story Surgical Tower with 154 all-private rooms and patient centered technology promotes an exceptional patient experience

Position Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate preoperative procedure. Assist with placement of invasive lines as needed. Harvest saphenous veins and radial arteries and assist in the operating room as needed. Prepare harvested saphenous vein/radial artery for coronary artery bypass grafting including making and closing incisions.
  • Preliminary Assessment of patients. Obtain complete history and perform complete physical assessment on new patients. Review current status/complaints. Performs physical assessment on all patients with focus on cardiovascular system. Review results of primary tests evaluating cardiovascular status. review results of tests completed since last visit and note changes.
  • Assist attending surgeon as either a first or second assistant. participate in teaching fundamental operating room techniques including aspect technique, trying knots, Hemostasis, tissue handling, wound closure and operating room techniques.
  • Act as a consultant to operating room and house staff personnel concerning cardiac surgery protocols and patient care as designated by the supervising physician.
  • Under supervision of the surgeon, uses and demonstrates proper legation and cutting of vessels.
  • Performs appropriate surgical scrub procedure according to policy.
  • Alerts circulating nurse to any breaks in aseptic/sterile technique and initiates corrective action as needed.
  • Inspects all sterile trays for indicative changes prior to placing on sterile field.
  • Participates in insertion of catheters and/or lines, draping and prepping of surgical patients as needed.


  • Florida License required; Certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician's Assistants desired; CPR Certification.
  • Physician Assistant degree from an accredited program.
  • Prior PA experience in cardio thoracic setting required.


We believe in the physical and mental well-being of our employees and are committed to offering comprehensive benefits that fit their personal needs. Our robust employee benefits package includes:

  • Health benefits
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Healthcare spending accounts
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee assistance program
  • Wellness program
  • On-site childcare & Mater School grades K-3
  • On-site housing for selected positions and more!

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Keywords: Mount Sinai Medical Center of Miami Beach, Miami Beach , Cardiothoracic Physician Assistant, Other , Miami Beach, Florida

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