Oct 24, 2020

Advanced Practice Provider - Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • Ardent Health Services
  • Tyler, TX, USA

Job Description

Advancing Healthcare Together – The Future of Healthcare is in East Texas
Why UT Health - East Texas?
Our People. Our people truly are our greatest strength. They make a massive difference in the amazing care we provide every day. We work closely together to create a positive experience for our patients and each other.
Our Purpose. We will build on your experience and provide meaningful and purposeful career growth for your future. You will have the opportunity every day to make a difference in someone’s life and change the course of healthcare.
Our Place. Tyler, Texas is a small town with a huge heart where you will have the privilege of caring for your neighbors. Everybody is somebody here.
Representing the very best in healthcare, UT Health East Texas is comprised of 10 hospitals and more than 50 clinics across east Texas. With nearly 7,500 employees and over 1,000 licensed in-patient beds, UT Health East Texas provides healthcare services to thousands of patients annually through our hospitals, clinics, Level 1 trauma facility, air emergency fleet and EMS service in a metropolitan service area of a quarter-million people.

Our Team Work with three well established Cardiothoracic Surgeons and two other mid-level providers/first assistants. We perform > 400 open cardiac procedures / year in our 2 dedicated Cardiac Surgical Operating rooms. Our team also performs TAVR, Mitraclip, Impella procedures, and robotic thoracic surgery. Our team has remained cohesive and is dedicated to a collaborative work environment.

Our UT Health Cardiothoracic Surgeons are seeking an experienced Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant. This position will be Monday through Friday from 6:30am to 3:00pm, plus call. We are looking for your experience, knowledge and patient care skills where you will be responsible for:
  1. Assistance with rounding, Drain and wound management, discharge planning and medical dictation. These responsibilities will be shared with other mid-level providers and/or attending physician during the week.
  2. Operative assistance with adult cardiac and general thoracic surgical procedures including Coronary revascularization, structural heart and oncology cases.
  3. Availability during primary working hours (6:30am-3:00pm M-F) to assist ICU/Floor nursing in patient care concerns
  4. Call responsibilities average 1:3 shared with other Mid-level providers for Urgent/Emergent cases. No Inpatient rounding duties required during weekend.

So what experience are we looking for in our Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants?
  • Current Texas Family Nurse Practitioner/Registered Nurse License or Current Texas Physician Assistant License
  • Two years' experience functioning in the Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant role within Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • First assist experience with cardiothoracic procedures
  • Endoscopic vein harvesting experience
  • Experience with inpatient CVT (chest tubes, notes, discharges)
Now that you read about what you will be doing and the experience we seek, it is time to apply and make a difference in the lives of our patients.

UT Health East Texas is an equal opportunity employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).