Advanced Practice Provider - Cardiothoracic Surgery (NP or PA)

4 weeks ago
Job ID
# Positions
Practitioners - Cardiothoracic Surgery
Hours per pay period
Regular Full-Time


POSITION OVERVIEW: Works with a team of professionals involved in the care of cardiac and thoracic surgical patients. First assisting, conduit harvest with endosequence technique and first post-operative care of patients are key aspects to this position. This position is under direct supervision of a designated physician.

DEPARTMENT SUMMARY: A National Leader in Heart Care - St. Charles Health System is proud to offer some of the best cardiovascular care in the nation. Our Heart One program brings physicians, emergency responders and area hospitals together to ensure that patients suffering from heart attacks receive care as quickly as possible.  St. Charles Bend has the lowest mortality rate for heart attack patients of all hospitals in the state of Oregon. The health system received Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2012 from the American College of Cardiology Foundation for implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients.




Clinical Duties:


  • Saphenous vein harvest using Maguet Hemo Pro II endoscopic system, radial artery harvest.
  • First assisting cardiac and thoracic surgery.
  • Post- operative ICU and step down unit care.
  • Performs patient examinations, obtains and records pertinent medical history, subjective and objective findings.
  • Orders and interprets appropriate laboratory, imaging, and other diagnostic procedures. 
  • Integrates data to determine diagnosis and therapeutic plan.
  • Patient tracking, coordination of follow up, test coordination and result follow-up as part of procedure work-up.
  • Post-operative care follow-up with additional testing and additional patient needs as they arise.
  • Cardiothoracic surgery call is first for all in-house patients and for post-surgical patients who have been discharged from the hospital (immediately available (20 min) for emergent OR cases).
  • Instructs patient and family regarding medications and treatments. 
  • Educates patients regarding health and illness prevention and recommends community resources to meet patient and family needs.
  • Collaborates with physicians and other caregivers to manage the acute and long-term health needs of patients. 
  • Provides monitoring and supports continuity of care between physician visits. 
  • Maintains and reviews patient records, charts, and other pertinent information, documenting clearly and concisely. 
  • Charts tests, examination results, and other appropriate clinical data.
  • Triages patient telephone calls, providing consultation as needed. Administers and prescribes medications in compliance with state law and practice guidelines.
  • Orders and performs appropriate medical and surgical procedures in accordance with State law and practice guidelines.
  • May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the organization, as required or assigned.

Essential Functions:

  • Acts as a leader and supports departmental goals and the vision, mission and values of the St. Charles Health System in all respects.
  • Provides customer service in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.
  • Creates a healing environment that supports all aspects of care, respects the wholeness of the individual, and demonstrates therapeutic presence through attitudes and behaviors that enhance the safety and care experience for patients, caregivers and guests.
  • Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a champion of change; Contribute as necessary to assist in policy formation for the organization.
  • Participates in creating intentional relationships, and put a high level of focus on attitudes and behaviors that enhance the care experience.
  • Is familiar with the organization structure, communications systems and billing process, completing billing and coding documentation within time assigned.
  • Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality.
  • Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the health system’s corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violations of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all health system’s investigations and proceedings.
  • Keep all licenses and appropriate certifications current and unrestricted to maintain privileges at a St. Charles Health System hospital sufficient to permit performance of job duties.
  • Increases understanding and collaboration throughout the medical community
  • Maintains quality of clinical practice by selecting appropriate avenues for professional growth.
  • Maintain compliance of hospital’s Medical Staff Bylaws, Rules and Regulations, as required by SCHS Board of Directors.





  • Successful completion of an approved Physician Assistant and/or Nurse Practitioner course of study and certification as appropriate to the incumbent’s license.
  • Complete annual fire/safety, etc. education in-services as required.
  • Attend mandatory educational offerings as described in SCHS policies/procedures and/or as required by other regulatory bodies.
  • Complete annual CME as required to maintain license and appropriate Board certification.





  • Unrestricted Physician Assistant and/or Nurse Practitioner licensure in the state of Oregon.
  • Physician Assistant requires NCCPA certification.  Nurse Practitioner requires AANC, NCC or AANP, AMCB certification. If Physician Assistant, ability to establish and maintain a Practice Agreement with a Supervising Physician through OMB.
  • Unrestricted Federal DEA number registered in Oregon
  • Unrestricted ability to participate in Medicare / Medicaid, or other federal or state governmental health care programs.
  • Valid driver’s license and the ability to meet SCHS driving requirements.
  • Current BLS certification required.
  • If provider will practice sedation, moderate or deep, ACLS certification is also required.
  • Additional certifications may be required based on privileges granted to provider by Medical Staff Services at SCHS Inpatient locations.




  • Two (2) + year’s Cardiothoracic surgical & clinical experience.
  • Experienced Cardiothoracic Surgical APP with independent clinical judgement skills. 
  • Experience working independently assessing patients as candidates for structural heart procedures.
  • Proven clinical judgement and a broad medicine understanding.
  • Experience using EMR (Electronic Medical Records) software.
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills to effectively interact with a diverse population and professionally represent St. Charles Health System.
  • Experience working in a team environment and proven ability to collaborate, manage facilitation and consensus building among health care professionals and agencies to achieve expected results.


  • Epic EMR software experience.


Physical Requirements

Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.


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