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The Legacy Cardiothoracic group is comprised of surgeons and Advanced Practice Practitioners (APPs) in the heart of the magnificent Pacific Northwest. We serve Emanuel and Good Samaritan Hospitals in Portland, Oregon.

The APP is responsible for providing medical and surgical patient care under the supervision of a physician to provide cardiac and thoracic care in the operating room, cardiovascular ICU, post cardiac care unit and clinic. Responsibilities include but are not limited to first assisting in cardiac and thoracic surgery, vein and radial artery harvesting, first assisting with CABG, valve, aortic and thoracic surgery. Additionally, must be able to perform general peri-surgical procedures in the hospital and clinic. The APP will admit cardiothoracic patients, attend rounds in the ICU and stepdown unit with progress notes and corresponding orders, and complete discharge summaries with medication reconciliation and appropriate follow-up. The candidate should have good verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and embrace the concept of team practice.

Rotating call coverage is required and will be shared equally among the APPs. Evenings and weekend call is off-site unless direct medical or surgical patient care is required. ACLS and BLS certifications are required. Minimum two years of cardiothoracic or related surgical experience is required. Relocation available.

Benefits: As an advanced practitioner, you give life-changing and life-saving care to people who need it most. As a Legacy Health provider, you’ll receive your own high-quality care, including competitive packages, lots of benefits and an ideal working culture – with the support you need and without the hassles you don’t. All this at a Forbes-listed best health-care employer, and in a US News & World Report top city for living.

Education: As required by state license.

License and Certifications: Current applicable state licensure to practice as a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner upon date of hire. Current ACLS, PALS certifications. Must submit information necessary to complete a National Practitioner Data Base search and meet Legacy’s standards for results.

Legacy’s Values in Action: Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy’s Values in Action.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled. Sorry, no J1 or H-1B visa opportunities.

For additional information please formally apply or contact Forrest Brown at [email protected]