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NP/PA Fellow, CT Surgery at Emory in Atlanta, Georgia

Posted in General Business 6 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:



Cardiothoracic surgery is a highly dynamic and increasingly complex surgical subspecialty that requires a team of clinicians operating at the highest scope of practice for optimally medical care and surgical outcomes. Advanced practice providers (APPs), including physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs), have become essential members of that team, however sub-specialty education in APP training is minimal. Postgraduate training in all aspects of medicine is becoming of greater importance as an adjunct to traditional NP and PA primary-care focused education. As these postgraduate programs become increasingly popular, programs specializing in cardiothoracic surgery are exceptionally infrequent. Emory Healthcare Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery is committed to meeting the ever-changing needs or the population by establishing a program of excellence to offer formal training in cardiothoracic surgery in a more rapid and efficient manner than traditional on-the-job training.


The Emory Healthcare Cardiothoracic Surgery Advanced Practice Provider Residency (hereto known as "The Program") is a 1-year certificate-granting program for APP's who wish to receive formalized training in cardiothoracic surgery. The program will consist of both a didactic and clinical curriculum addressing the disease processes and treatment of the cardiothoracic surgical patient. The didactic curriculum, with live and web-based components, will run concomitant to the clinical curriculum. Web-based learning activities will be delivered via Academic Suite . Regular graded written examinations will be administered to assess comprehension and retention of knowledge acquired throughout the didactic curriculum.


Job Description:

Within the limits of licensure, functions at the highest level of autonomy providing the highest acuity of care under a supervising cardiothoracic surgeon. Examines, evaluates, and treats patients with all ASA levels of medical acuity who require all degrees of invasive and interventional procedures. Performs cross-functional responsibilities, often simultaneously, in the operating room, ICU, step down unit and outpatient areas. Handles full rotation of care where providers perform pre-op, intra-op, post-op care/procedures. Proficient in: central line placement, swan ganz insertion, chest tube insertion, thoracentesis, intra-aortic balloon insertion and removal, all intraoperative conduit harvest, chest closure, and first and second assisting in all types of cardiac and thoracic surgical procedures. Educates patients and families on risks, outcomes, and health maintenance. When needed, may be required to provide clinical coverage to any of 5 hospital sites performing adult cardiothoracic surgery.


  • Successful completion of an accredited master's level or higher PA or acute care NP or program with a GPA of 3.5 or higher

  • 3 Letters of Recommendation, at least one being from NP/PA program director or current employer

  • Accreditation by a nationally recognized body as a PA or ACNP

  • Hold or in the application process for a license to practice medicine in Georgia

  • Hold BLS/ACLS certification

  • Provide one-pages typed personal statement of interest in the program

    Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from a nationally certified and accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner Program. Current licensure or eligible for licensure as a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner in the state of Georgia. Physical Requirements: (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks. Environmental Factors: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective

Additional Details


To be considered, you must complete the following steps:

Step One-

Complete a candidate profile and submit your resume for job requisition 57859- NP/PA Fellow, CT Surgery

Step Two-

Email ALL the Required Application Materials outlined below and listed in one email to William Johnson at

Required documents to complete the application process are listed below and must accompany your application:

  1. Official transcript form PA or NP program

  2. letters of recommendation, with one being from PA/NP program director or current employer

  3. Documentation of accreditation by a nationally recognized body as a PA or NP (on intention to do so for new graduates or current students)

  4. Documentation of licensure to practice medicine in Georgia or eligibility for licensure (on intention to do so for current students)

  5. One-page, typed statement of interest in the program

Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.

If selected to move forward, candidates will be contacted via phone to schedule phone interviews.

For additional information and program requirements, please visit our fellowship program website:CT Surgery Residency Program

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