Job Opening: Physician Assistant-Cardiac Surgery

Ascension Health
Carmel, IN
Posted on
July 28, 2023


  • Specialty: Cardiothoracic / Cardiovascular Surgery

  • Schedule: M-F

  • Call Schedule: Position is Full-time day-shift with rotating on-call assignments. Daily, Weekend and Holiday On-Call assignments are split evenly amongst the 12 surgical PA’s.

  • Practice Detail: Ascension Medical Group is seeking 2 additional Advanced Practice Providers with 2+ years of experience in Cardiothoracic / Cardiovascular Surgery to join our growing surgical APP team.

  • EMR System: Athena/Sunrise

  • Facility: St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana

  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Visa Eligibility: N/A

The team consists of 6 Cardiac Surgeons and 12 Cardiac Surgery PA’s. Incoming PA’s would be involved with complex CV surgical cases as part of a team of highly specialized physicians and assistants. Ascension Medical Group offers a comprehensive salary and benefits package including but not limited to CME reimbursement, Paid Time Off & retirement benefits.

Position Details:

Participates in the care and medical decision making for preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative patients at both Indianapolis locations, St. Vincent Indianapolis and St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana.

Endoscopic Vein Harvest using the Maquet Vasoview Hemopro I and/or Hemopro II systems.

Surgical First assistant: cases include CABG, aortic and mitral valve repair/replacement, ECMO Insertion, VAD insertion & heart transplant cases.

Order, perform and interpret imaging, data and labs.

Perform procedures such as central line placement, arterial line placement and chest tube placement.

Navigate and create records in the patient chart using the Sunrise Clinical Manager EMR system.

Required Qualifications:

2+ years CV Surgery OR experience preferred

Current Board Certification

Current BLS and ACLS

Current prescribing privileges including DEA license for controlled substances.

Indiana State License & CSR

Schedule/Call Rotation:

Position is Full-time day-shift with rotating on-call assignments.

Daily, Weekend and Holiday On-Call assignments are split evenly amongst the 12 surgical PA’s.


Paid time off (PTO)

Various health insurance options & wellness plans

Retirement benefits including employer match plans

Long-term & short-term disability

Employee assistance programs (EAP)

Parental leave & adoption assistance

Tuition reimbursement

Ways to give back to your community

*Please note, benefits and benefits eligibility can vary by position, exclusions may apply for some roles (for example: PRN, Short-Term Option, etc.). Actual compensation offer will vary based upon role, education, experience, location, and qualifications. Connect with your Talent Advisor for additional specifics.



  • 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.

  • Performs preventative health assessments, screening, immunizations and care.



Required Credential(s):

• BLS Provider obtained within 1 Month (30 days) of hire date or job transfer date. American Heart Association or American Red Cross accepted.

One or more of the following:

• Physician Assistant credentialed from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.

• Physician Assistant credentialed from the Indiana Physician Assistant Committee obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.

Preferred Credential(s):

• Advanced Life Support. American Heart Association or American Red Cross accepted.

• Orthopedic Physician Assistant.


• Graduate of accredited Physician Assistant program.

• Master's degree preferred.

Work Experience:

• 1 year of experience preferred.

Why Join Our Team

Ascension St. Vincent in Indiana has been providing rewarding careers in healthcare for over 148 years. With 24 hospitals throughout the greater Indianapolis and Evansville areas, Ascension St. Vincent offers careers in a wide range of services including acute and long-term care, bariatrics, cancer care, cardiovascular services, emergency services, neuroscience, orthopedics, pediatric services, primary and urgent care, women's health services and more.

Ascension is a leading non-profit, faith-based national health system made up of over 150,000 associates and 2,600 sites of care, including more than 140 hospitals and 40 senior living communities in 19 states.

Our Mission, Vision and Values encompass everything we do at Ascension. Every associate is empowered to give back, volunteer and make a positive impact in their community. Ascension careers are more than jobs; they are opportunities to enhance your life and the lives of the people around you.

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Ascension will provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, genetic information, carrier status or any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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As a military friendly organization, Ascension promotes career flexibility and offers many benefits to help support the well-being of our military families, spouses, veterans and reservists. Our associates are empowered to apply their military experience and unique perspective to their civilian career with Ascension.

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