First Assistant-Physician Assistant
St. John’s Regional Medical Center, located in Oxnard, California is a recognized as a Top 250 Hospital in the Nation and as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care by Healthgrades. St. John’s Regional is a part of Dignity Health’s Southern California Division and is a member of CommonSpirit Health, the largest not-for-profit health care system in the nation, boasting an integrated network of top quality hospitals, with physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services - all recognized for quality, safety, and service. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. Learn more at www.dignityhealth.org/StJohnsRegional.
In keeping with the Dignity Health mission and standards, the Physician Assistant - First Assist reports to the Director of Perioperative Services. Responsibilities include assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation and standards of nursing practice and optimal outcomes, including supervision of staff and OR Technicians. Directly partners with surgeon intraoperatively and assists with patient positioning. Directs and manages surgical team members while practicing perioperative nursing. Will function as a liaison between physicians, nursing staff, allied healthcare professionals, patients and their families.
KEY WORDS: SURGERY, PA, PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT, HOSPITAL, HEALTHCARE
- Two (2) year intraoperative experience in assisting the surgeon in the OR
- Must have graduated from a program of instruction for Physical Assistants recognized and approved by the California Regulatory Board and approved by the California Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants
- NCCPA Certification and maintain of the NCCPA certification is required, in accordance with the NCPPA requirement of being recertified in the fifth (5th) or sixth (6th) year maintenance s cylce
- Two hundred (200) hours of practical experience with robots, a minimum of 50 robotic cases
- Ability to work in several surgical specialties such as gynecology cases, open heart and urology utilizing robotic technology.
- Work in other cases when no in robotic cases
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