Cardiovascular & Thoracic (CVT) Surgery PA

Pensacola, FL and Surrounding Area

The Physician Assistant – Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery provides direct diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive health care services under the supervision of a physician.












  • Primary responsibility to the Cardiovascular Surgery service.

  • First Assistant in CVT surgical and robotic surgical procedures.

  • Provides services to the Cardiovascular Surgical Service (patient care & surgical assistant).

  • Shares first call coverage with other Physician Assistants in the division.

  • Obtains patient history and performs assessment.

  • Orders, performs and interprets diagnostic procedures.

  • Provides and documents direct treatment and management of health conditions.

  • Provides counseling and education of patients and their families/caregivers concerning preventative health, treatment options and community resources.









 Education & Experience:







  • Bachelor's Level Degree,

  • One year of clinical experience in a hospital or ambulatory care setting preferred.

  • Graduate of a Physician Assistant program required.









Licenses & Certifications:







  • Current ACLS certification preferred.

  • Current BLS certification required.

  • Current licensure as a Physician Assistant in the state of Florida required or licensure eligible.





About Sacred Heart Health System
Sacred Heart Health System is Northwest Florida's leading provider of high-quality health care to children and adults. The hub of the Sacred Heart system is its 566-bed Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola.  The facilities in Pensacola include The Studer Family Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart, a Level II Trauma Center, a Cancer Center affiliated with MD Anderson Cancer Network, a Heart & Vascular Institute, and the area's leading Maternity Center. The Health System also includes Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, a 76-bed community hospital near Destin, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf, a 19-bed hospital in Port St. Joe, Fla., and Sacred Heart Medical Group, a large regional network of primary care and specialty physicians with offices across seven coastal counties between Gulf Shores, Ala. and Apalachicola, Fla.

Sacred Heart has been recognized for 17 straight years by National Research Corporation as winner of the Consumer Choice Award as the most preferred health care system in Northwest Florida. For more information, call 850-416-7000 or visit online at www.sacred-heart.org

Sacred Heart is a member of Ascension (www.ascension.org), the largest Catholic, non-profit health system in the U.S. which is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable.

NOTICE TO APPLICANTS WHO ARE TOBACCO USERS: Sacred Heart Health System is committed to promoting the health, well-being and safety of its patients, associates, physicians and visitors while on the facility campuses. For this reason, Sacred Heart Health System is a tobacco free campus and is taking measures to establish a tobacco free workforce. Effective January 1, 2014 and thereafter, all external applicants who have accepted an offer of employment with the health system will be required to submit to (post job offer) nicotine screening. Those individuals with positive nicotine screening will result in the withdrawal of the employment offer and will not be eligible to reapply with the system for a period of 12 months during which they must remain tobacco free. [Click for more details]

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