Cardio Thoracic Surgery Physician Assistant - Northwest Indiana Near Chicago - Start ASAP!

Crown Point, IN

Employment Type: Permanent Specialty: Physician Assistant - Cardiac Surgery Job Number: 20880

Job Description

Ideal candidate must have at least 2 years of experience in cardiology, surgery, and or cardiovascular experience.

Experience in vein harvesting is required as well.

Not open to  new graduates.



Seeking a Surgical First Assist Physician Assistant to join our group located in in Northwest Indiana.The Physician Assistant will spend their day consulting with patients with chronic cardiac issues, or who are in recovery from acute cardiac events. The Physician Assistant is expected to monitor patients, counsel, educate families and to act as a liaison between doctors, patients, families and hospital staff.


Ideal candidate must have at least 2 years of experience in cardiology, surgery, and or cardiovascular experience. Experience in vein harvesting is required.   The candidate will have a focus on clinical excellence and patient satisfaction. Candidate will display exceptional interpersonal skills and have a desire to invest in the community, building long-lasting relationships with patients and their families.

  • Schedule: 7 on / 7 off
  • Weekday Call: 7 on / 7 off
  • Weekend & Holiday Call: 1: 2
  • Employer will support training and competency education
    • Vein harvesting experience is a must
  • Physician Assistant to support the cardiothoracic surgery 
  • Common Diagnoses:
    • CAD
    • Cardiac Valvular Disease
    • Peripheral Arterial Disease
    • Carotid Disease
    • CABG
    • CABG & Aortic Valve Replacement
    • CABG & Mitral Valve Replacement or Repair
    • Valve Surgery 
    • Thoracic Surgery 
    • VATS 
    • Lobectomy 
    • Vascular surgery 
    • Carotid Endarterectomy 
    • Femoral Popliteal Bypass
    • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair 
    • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repair Open 
    • Management of Groin Complications
    • Retroperitoneal Bleeds 
  • Typical Procedures: 
    • Procure conduit for coronary artery bypass surgery
    • First assist in surgery 
    • Arterial lines
    • Central lines
    • Place Swan Ganz catheters
    • Perform thoracentesis 
    • Place and remove intra-aortic balloons
    • Place and remove chest tubes
    • Provide pre- and post-operative care
  • Onsite Equipment 
    • EKG 
    • ABI
    • Pacemaker interrogators



We strive to create a flexible and realistic work-life balance for our providers. Full- and part-time opportunities are offered with benefits, which could include:
  • Competitive compensation, including income guarantee, with bonus incentives
  • Generous recruitment bonus program including relocation allowance; commencement and retention packages
  • Paid malpractice
  • Full benefits package, including health, life, dental, vision and legal insurance
  • Retirement options, including 403(b), 457(b), 401(a)
  • Short- and Long-Term Own Occupation Disability
  • Customized marketing support
  • Leadership development through board and committee opportunities

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