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Title:  Advanced Practice Provider-Cardiovascular Surgery Job

Date:  Mar 30, 2024
Facility:  Specialty Physicians Group (7300)

Short Description

The nurse practitioner (NP) or physician assistant (PA) provides patient services to patients with cardiovascular disease consistent with practice standards as well as consistent with services customary to the collaborating physician.


Performs all functions and procedures of a hospital provider under general direction of collaborating physicians. Interprets and evaluates patient data as authorized by the collaborating physician for the purpose of determining management and treatment of patients.

Attends patient care rounds with the cardiovascular Surgery team.

Performs patient care to include evaluation and management services diagnostic testing and therapeutic procedures congruent with UTMP policies.

Evaluates and triages individual patients and physician/patient calls. Initiates verbal and written orders. Triages phone calls for physicians. Provides patient teaching and facilitates communication between physician, client, and other hospital personnel.

May assist cardiovascular surgeons in the operating room and cardiac Cath lab.

Serves as liaison between hospital staff, physicians and patients.

Assists with office follow up visits and consults as needed.


Valid TN current license as an advanced nurse practitioner or physician assistant

Prefer a minimum of two years’ experience as a* Cardio Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant.

Board Certification

Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.


Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare is seeking a Surgical Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner to join our Cardiovascular team!

Methodist has grown from our first hospital built in 1918 into a comprehensive health system that includes six hospitals, a home health agency, ambulatory surgery centers, outpatient facilities, hospice residences, and physician practices serving residents in the greater Memphis area.

Our Mission (Who We Are)

To enhance your health and well-being through high-quality, innovative, and compassionate care.

Our Vision (Where We’re Going)

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare will be nationally recognized for excellence in clinical quality, patient safety, and compassionate care to improve every life we touch.

Our Values (What We Believe In)

Service, Quality, Integrity, Teamwork, Innovation

This opportunity features: Full Scope Benefit Packages, Competitive Base Salaries and more!

The physician assistant practices medicine under the supervision of a physician.  They will provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive health care services, as delegated by a physician.  Working as members of the health care team, they take medical histories, examine and treat patients, order and interpret laboratory tests and x-rays and make diagnoses.  They may also treat minor injuries, by suturing, splinting and casting.  They will record progress notes, instruct and counsel patients, order and carry out therapies and update charts.  May, if eligible, prescribe some medications.  When working in a surgical arena, may provide preoperative and postoperative care and possibly work as first or second assistants during major surgeries. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Clinical Practice Expert:  Provides advanced level of direct and indirect care to individual patients/families and/or groups of patients/families in collaboration with physicians and interdisciplinary team members.
  • Evidence-Based Consultant & Researcher:  Demonstrates collaborative leadership with researchers, other health professionals, divisions, and departments to generate knowledge and make practice changes based on research findings, as well as, the results of the organizational and departmental quality improvement processes.
  • Clinical Leadership:  Provides leadership in meeting system, organizational, division, and departmental goals.
  • Demonstrates accountability for professional responsibilities and self-development.

Physical Requirements

  • Frequent invasive and non-invasive patient contact.
  • Exposure to patient body fluids as well as exposure to hazardous or poisonous materials.
  • Exposure to excessive heat or cold as required.
  • Ability to react quickly to emergency situations.
  • Frequent travel outside hospital.
  • Frequent handling or administering of narcotics.
  • Ability to read and write to communicate orally and in writing with other individuals.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. without assistance and push and pull up to 250 lbs.
  • Ability to sit in one place, stand, walk, squat, kneel, reach, twist, crawl, and bend throughout the shift.
  • Good hand-eye coordination.



Education/Formal Training

Work Experience




Must have completed an accredited, formal education program.


One to two years of Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant experience.


Must have passed a National exam such as the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination, administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and be currently licensed by the state.











Nearest Major Market: Memphis

Job Segment: Medical, Travel Nurse, Patient Care, Surgery, Cath Lab, Healthcare

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