Missoula, Montana -- Seeking a highly motivated NCCPA certified Cardiothoracic Surgery physician assistant. Full-time with 4-10 work week. Ten call nights per month. 80% inpatient with first assist in adult cardiac and thoracic surgeries, TAVR and cath lab procedures. 20% outpatient and post op care. Competitive compensation; comprehensive benefits; signing bonus and relocation allowance. Three to five years of first assist experience in cardiothoracic surgery and proficiency in endovascular vein harvesting (EVH) required. Must be able to work with a significant amount of clinical autonomy and develop and implement treatment plans. Join a dynamic Cardiothoracic Surgery team of three surgeons and one PA at the International Heart Institute of Montana. Enjoy outstanding quality of life in Montanas scenic beauty.
Missoula is a sophisticated university town of 65,000 located about halfway between Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks. The Clark Fork River runs through it, granite peaks surround it, and that famous Big Sky hangs over it all. In 2014 Outside Magazine named Missoula one of the top 10 Places to live. The area offers unlimited recreational opportunities (ski, paddle, fish or hike out your back door) and numerous cultural amenities, including a symphony and the Missoula Children's Theater, known worldwide for its great work with children in the performing arts. Missoula is a family-oriented community with great schools (elementary through university) and social activities year round. The climate is relatively mild; winters are warmer here than in much of the Midwest and Northeast. Summers are absolutely glorious, with long, adventure-inspiring days, starry nights and fresh mountain air.
The International Heart Institute of Montana is an internationally recognized, comprehensive and collaborative practice offering full vascular, cardiac and thoracic interventions and services. The IHI is located on the campus of Missoula's Providence St. Patrick Hospital and has received numerous awards as one of the Top 50 Cardiovascular programs from Truven Health. Researchers and cardiologists have created an atmosphere of intellectual curiosity and discovery to advance cardiac care. Physicians work alongside scientists to apply new treatments from the lab to the patient. Each year the institute hosts the annual Rocky Mountain Valve Symposium, which draws the top heart specialists from around the world for workshops, lectures and training in new procedures. Our heart specialists regularly travel to eleven IHI clinics as well as to other communities across western Montana and Idaho for medical consultations.
Providence St. Joseph Health is a family of partner organizations including Providence Health & Services, St. Joseph Health, Facey Medical Foundation, Swedish, Pacific Medical Centers, Covenant Health and Kadlec. With 50 hospitals, more than 800 physician clinics, and a variety of health and educational services that include senior care and supportive housing, the health system and its partners em...ploy more than 100,000 caregivers (employees) serving communities across seven states: Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. PSJH’s family of organizations work together to meet the needs of its communities, especially the poor and vulnerable.