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Company: Inova
Location: Falls Church, VA
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Recruitment Agency, Staffing, Job Board


Location: Inova Fairfax Medical Campus

Inova is seeking an experienced critical care Physician Assistant for the Cardiac Surgery program at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. This is an PA-driven service with no resident program. Our PAs manage the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit for a program of approximately 1,800 cardiac cases a year and a growing ECMO program.

The PAs can expect to manage a wide variety of patients, including CABGs, valves, Maze procedures, complex aortic surgeries (open and endovascular), ventricular assist devices, ECMO, heart and lung transplants, and occasionally transcatheter valve procedures if ICU care is needed.

Applicants should be experienced with Swan-Ganz catheters, central venous lines, arterial lines, chest tube placement/management and thoracenteses, and should have knowledge of vasopressors, inotropes, and anti-arrhythmic medications.

Physician Assistants work on the average of 3-4 shifts/week, with an expectation of 3-4 nights per month and 1-2 weekends per month.

Excellent compensation, including evening, night, and weekend differential pay, time-and-a-half on holidays, generous CME, reimbursement for licensing, DEA, and society memberships/journal subscriptions.

This position is eligible for a $20,000 Sign On Bonus!

Physician Assistant's with at least two years of Critical Care experience are eligible to receive a $20,000 sign on bonus. Accepting the bonus requires a 1 year employment agreement.


Performs high-quality clinical practices and effective patient management, under physician supervision, in accordance with state regulations, including primary and secondary specialty care in clinical and/or surgical practice settings.

Demonstrates technical expertise with bedside diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

Patient care duties may include education and research.

Prescribes medications in accordance with state guidelines.

Demonstrates teamwork by communicating effectively and working cooperatively with all members of the health care team.

Displays respect for and appreciation for the contribution from all team members in order to foster positive working relationships.

Participates in Quality/Best Practice initiatives by utilizing standards and guidelines for cost-effective care delivery in order to continuously improve patient care and enhance outcomes.

The highly skilled specialists who make up Inova Cardiac Surgery have nearly 40 years of experience delivering advanced cardiac surgery to adult and pediatric patients requiring diagnosis, staging, and treatment of diseases of the heart and thoracic cavity.

Our board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeons have performed thousands of procedures and pioneered many new treatment and recovery approaches with results rarely matched nationwide.

Requirements :


  • Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program
  • Board Certified Physician Assistant
  • Maintains necessary CME requirements.
  • 2 years of experience in cardiac surgery critical care or critical care, preferred.
  • ACLS Certification

PREFERRED: Well-trained in procedures, placement of central lines, chest tubes, arterial lines. Experience in critical care and step down unit. Looking for an experienced Physician Assistant

Location: Inova Fairfax Medical CampusInova is seeking an experienced critical care Physician Assistant for the Cardiac Surgery prog...

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