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Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

General Information


Job title: Advance Care Practitioner (PA/NP) Cardiothoracic Surgery (non-operating)
Job location: Burlington, MA 01805 United States
Requisition code: Job ID #: 126059
Date posted: 04/01/13
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: Benefits Eligible, Competitive Compensation

Job Classification

Job Category:Physician Assistant

Job Description

Job description:
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, is seeking an experienced Advanced Care Practitioner to join its busy Cardiothoracic Surgical service.

In this role the practitioner, under the direction of the cardiothoracic surgical attending physician and within established departmental practice guidelines will have a variety of clinical responsibilities that include but are not limited to: preoperative patient evaluation and performance of history and physical examinations, postoperative patient care from ICU through discharge as well as postoperative care management in the outpatient setting.

The department of is compromised of 4 Physicians, 8 Advanced Care Professionals, and 2 Nurses and will perform in excess of 750 surgeries and see upwards of 2,000 out patients annually. The Department provides a full range of adult cardiac and thoracic surgical services with the exception of transplantation.

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, a 317 bed, state-of-the-art tertiary care hospital and outpatient clinic, is a physician-directed, multi-disciplinary group practice of over 500 physicians fostering a collegial atmosphere with the support, collaboration and consultation of colleagues and clinical staff. Lahey Clinic maintains 12 ACGME accredited programs and 11 ACGME affiliated residency and fellowship programs in multiple sub-specialties. Lahey Clinic is a major teaching affiliate of Tufts Medical School.

We are located in Burlington, MA a scenic suburb 17 miles northwest of Boston and a short drive to the lakes, mountains, and shores of New England. Massachusetts offers excellent school and academic institutions, abundant cultural opportunities and outdoor activities for every season.

Join our team and our mission of excellence by applying today!

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
The successful candidate will have at least two (2) years experience as a physician assistant or nurse practitioner on a cardiothoracic surgical service or alternatively in a surgical ICU, or coronary care unit. You must be able to demonstrate the ability to interact effectively with patients and their families, medical staff, nursing staff, and other clinical and administrative colleagues. Excellent clinical and organizational skills are also required to effectively manage clinical care in a fast paced, high-acuity environment where quality and safety are our highest priority in the delivery of care.
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