Immediate opening for an EXPERIENCED cardiovascular trained PA to join our dynamic Heart & Vascular Institute at Benefis Health System in Great Falls, Montana. Our practice offers strong patient volumes, reasonable call structure, and an experienced multidisciplinary cardiac provider team. We offer competitive compensation, benefit guarantees, and flexible scheduling that accommodates an adventurous Montana lifestyle!
Dedicated time in OR with surgeon
First assist duties
Ability to be autonomous in OR when required
Vein harvesting - traditional and endoscopic
Openings and closures
Removal of medical devices: chest tubes, Swan-Ganz catheters, pacemaker wires, drains, intra-aortic balloon pumps
Hospital consults and inpatient rounding including CVICU
Orders and prescribes
Outpatient clinic as assigned - pre and post-op care
Shared with surgeon 1:2 *expectation is to share with second PA once hired
Week one: PA is on call
Takes phone calls from 0700 - 2300
Comes in to assist on surgeries
May be tasked to assist with round on weekend depending upon volume and other time demands
Week two: PA is off call
Assist with surgery at night and weekend on call - both surgeon and PA come in for surgery
Rounds on weekends - shared with surgeon
Night call split - PA covers from 0700 - 2300 then physician covers 2300 - 0700
Cardiovascular/thoracic + surgical experience required - minimum 2 years
Experience in open and endoscopic vein harvesting
At least one-year experience in critical care setting to include Pleur-evac and chest tube management
Candidates with the following qualifications will be given high preference:
Graduation from a Cardiothoracic PA residency (or fellowship)
Experience with Thoracic Robotic First Assistant education
Heart & Vascular Institute
Consists of the following providers:
2 Cardiovascular/thoracic Surgeons (1 additional CV Surgeon in town)
4 Interventional Cardiologists
2 General Cardiologist
2 Nurse Practitioners
Services patients in approximately one-third of the state of Montana
Provides care to critical access regions through outreach clinics
Compensation and Benefits
Sign-on bonus/relocation assistance
Guaranteed base salary with RVU bonus opportunities
Health, dental, and paid disability insurance
Malpractice insurance with tail coverage
Retirement + 5% match
1 week Clinical Medical Education + generous allowance
Great Falls Community Information
Populated with 60,000 residents and regionally supports nearly 275,000 rural Montana residents
Nationally-ranked public schools and two accredited colleges
Is equidistant from Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park
Boasts four genuine seasons and blue skies over 300 days a year
Has an international airport with direct flights to Denver, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Seattle and more
Average commute: under 12 minutes
Divided by the Missouri River, a world-class fly fishing and watersport destination
Dominated by agriculture and outdoor adventure including, camping, hiking, horseback riding, water & snow skiing, rock & ice climbing, boating, off-road motorsports, upland bird, waterfowl, and big game hunting
Benefis Health System
While enjoying the Big Sky Country, known for breathtaking landscapes and an adventurous outdoor lifestyle, you'll take pride in working for Benefis Health System, one of Montana's most progressive and modern healthcare facilities with 500+ beds and over 300 members on medical staff representing 40 specialties. Awarded Becker's Best Places To Work in Healthcare6 consecutive years now , our state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technologies make Benefis an extremely competitive health system for both patient and employee alike.
The Big Sky Country - where we work hard and play hard!
As a not-for-profit community health system, Benefis is driven to provide the highest level of care. We serve nearly 230,000 residents across a 15-county region that is bigger than Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont combined. Benefis is the largest non-governmental employer in the Great Falls area, with more than 3,000 employees. Benefis has 530 licensed beds (that includes 146 beds in long-term care, 71 in assisted living and 20 beds at Peace Hospice of Montana) and partners with over 250 area physicians.
Our hospital has been recognized for its exceptional work in quality care by providing a wide range of programs and services to help you live the best life possible. We’re here to help you “Live well.”
Benefis Health System came about when two Christian-based hospitals became one. Our founders believed in providing good care to all in need, and trusted that this would be accomplished. The Benefis name was derived using Latin root words: "Bene-" meaning good, and "fis-" for faith and trust. It’s these same root words that make up such terms as ‘be...neficial’ and ‘confidence'. Benefis has been a trusted provider of care for more than 125 years. And our name speaks to our commitment: good care one can put faith in.
Benefis is consistently ranked among America’s top hospitals by the nation’s leading healthcare ratings organizations for a range of services, including cancer care, joint replacement, stroke treatment, wound care and home health.
To learn more about our services, continue looking through our website at WWW.BENEFIS.ORG or call 406.455.5000.