AdventHealth Medical Group formerly known as Florida Hospital Medical Group is associated with the largest Protestant not-for-profit healthcare system in the world, AdventHealth and a national leader in quality, safety and patient satisfaction. AHMG’s advanced practice providers manage the treatment and care for our patients in the practice setting, as well as at AdventHealth’s ten campuses in Altamonte Springs, Apopka, Celebration, East Orlando, Heart of Florida, Kissimmee, Lake Wales, Orlando, Winter Park and AdventHealth Waterman in Tavares

Mission Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons- Tavares, FL

Full -Time Physician Assistant, PA-C

Florida Hospital Waterman

General Summary:

• Performs patient histories and physical exams in the office and hospital setting

• Handles daily patient rounds (including the CVICU), patient education and discharge summaries

• Performs invasive procedures, such as thoracenteses, chest tube insertions, placement of central venous, dialysis and Swan-Ganz catheters, arterial lines and intra-aortic balloon pumps

• Exhibits autonomy in the operating room when required

• Retrieves vascular tissue, including greater and lesser saphenous veins and/or radial arteries, for use as a bypass conduit

• Performs first assistant duties on all adult cardiac cases; thoracic and major/minor vascular cases

• Meets the specific needs of the attending surgeon, often assisting several surgeons in a single practice

• Has exacting knowledge of each surgeon's idiosyncrasies to expedite the procedure and limit patient morbidity and mortality

• Uses knowledge of medical model to promote synergistic relationship between physician and PA

• Has extensive knowledge of the pharmacologic effects of vasoactive/ cardiotonic drugs, ventilator management and artificial cardiac devices

• Performs duties of a primary care PA

• Manages other disease entities frequently encountered in the cardiac population, namely hypertension, diabetes, COPD, asthma, hypothyroidism and others

Knowledge and Skills Required:

• Enthusiastic team player

• Flexible, adaptable to change

• Willingness to learn

Schedule Details:

• 80% outpatient; 20% inpatient

• Varying schedule

• Call two weekends a month as well as 2-3 weeknights, includes hospital rounding

• Hospitals covered: AH Waterman

Required Education and Experience:

• Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies

• 1-2 years experience in CT Surgery as a surgical first assist

• Proficient in Vein Harvesting; EVH (preferred)

Licensure, Certification, and Registration:

• Current, valid Florida PA or APRN license

• Certification by NCCPA, ANCC or other nationally recognized certification organization


Hospital Description

AdventHealth Waterman (formerly Florida Hospital Waterman) is a 300-bed, full-service community hospital located in the heart of Lake County. Founded in 1938 by Frank Waterman, president of the Waterman Fountain Pen Company, the hospital has grown from an 18-bed facility to a leading provider of acute and home health services in Central Florida. The hospital joined the Adventist Health System in 1992 and moved to its current location in 2003. With more than 1,900 employees and over 300 physicians and advanced practice providers on its medical staff, the hospital treats more than 14,000 inpatients a year and treats over 65,000 patients in its Emergency Department annually.

Community Description

Beautiful Lake County, where residents and visitors enjoy the quiet pleasures of rural living among 1,400 lakes for fishing and water sports, all within 90 minutes of the Orlando International Airport, East Coast beaches, Gulf Coast beaches, and the Orlando area attractions. The average temperature is 70 degrees, with summer highs in the 90's and winter lows in the 50's and 60's.