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Cardiovascular Surgery Physician Assistant-Full-time Days $20,000 Sign-on Bonus

Location McHenry, Illinois Business Unit Northwestern Medical Group Job REQID 105608 Job Function Physician Assistant Shift Day Job (1st) Apply Now


  • $10,000 Tuition Reimbursement per year ($5,700 part-time)
  • $10,000 Student Loan Repayment ($5,000 part-time)
  • $1,000 Professional Development per year ($500 part-time)
  • $250 Wellbeing Fund per year($125 for part-time)
  • Matching 401(k)
  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Life insurance
  • Annual Employee Salary Increase and Incentive Bonus
  • Paid time off and Holiday pay

Pay Starting at: $47.73+ per hour based on experience

Northwestern Medicine is powered by a community of colleagues who are purpose-driven and committed to our mission to deliver world-class care. Here, you'll work alongside some of the best clinical talent in the nation leading the way in medical innovation and breakthrough research with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

We recognize where you've been, and we support where you're headed. We celebrate diverse perspectives and experiences, which fuel our commitment to equity and culture of service.

Grow your career with comprehensive training and development opportunities, mentorship programs, educational support and student loan repayment.

  • Create the life you envision for yourself with flexible work options, a Reimbursable Well-Being Fund and a Total Rewards package that support your physical, mental, emotional and financial well-being.
  • Make a difference through volunteer opportunities we offer in local communities and drive inclusive change through our workforce-led resource groups.

From discovery to delivery, come help us shape the future of medicine.


Northwestern Medicine has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Physician Assistant to work in our Cardiovascular Surgery department. This position is 100% OR/inpatient based.

Schedule: Monday - Friday (8 hour days); potential to discuss 4-10hr days

  • Call Required - 1:3 rotation 
  • No nights/weekends/holidays

The Physician Assistant reflects the mission, vision, and values of NMHC, adheres to the organizations Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.


  • Provides direct care to patients which demonstrates clinical expertise and advanced knowledge.
  • Diagnoses and manages acute and chronic health problems within specialty area of practice.
  • Collaborates and consults with physicians and other health care professionals in area of clinical expertise.
  • Develops educational systems and strategies for teaching patients, families and staff on topics related to area of expertise.
  • Mentors graduate students in aspects of advanced practice.
  • Actively participates in and/or conducts research pertinent to area of expertise.


  • Conducts comprehensive appraisals of patients health status by taking health histories and performing physical examinations in specialty area.
  • Provides primary prevention strategies and management of stable health problems.
  • Provides specialty care to assigned patients that may include both stable and unstable chronic health problems.
  • Establishes diagnoses for common short-term or chronic health conditions.
  • Prescribes medications, diet, supplies, prosthetic devices and other home health aides or medication according to clinical privileges.
  • Orders and Interprets appropriate laboratory tests, x-rays, electrocardiograms and diagnostic procedures specified in clinical privileges.
  • Evaluates patients to determine their need for further health care.
  • Teaches and counsels patients and families in preventive care, medical conditions, plan of care, anticipated outcomes, and the use of prescribed treatments and drugs.
  • Documents in the medical record all care provided and/or procedures performed.
  • Serves as consultant to other disciplines in areas of expertise.


  • Mentors staff to ensure quality of health care practices.
  • Assists with policy development and review in area of expertise.
  • Participates in unit/departmental/divisional and/or hospital committees/task forces.
  • Consults with management in assessment, problem solving, decision making, and evaluating clinical/system issues.


  • Provides comprehensive teaching to patients and their families.
  • Develops and participates in programs to meet continuing education needs of staff.
  • Provides formal education to both internal and external groups pertinent to area of specialty.
  • Willing to serve as mentor and/or preceptor to students.

Quality and Outcomes:

  • Identifies primary patient needs, participates as applicable in the NMG quality program with focus on measures in patient satisfaction, quality performance, and access.
  • Perform and coordinate administrative and other clinical program duties as assigned or indicated.
  • Develop and monitor indicators of quality care and patient satisfaction for a specific patient population.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.




  • Completion of an accredited Physician Assistant educational program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Physician Assistant Programs.
  • Physician Assistant in Medicine, Licensed (IL).
  • Physician Assistant certification by a national certifying body as approved by the Illinois Department of Regulation.
  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (American Heart Association) certification.
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification required as specified by department.
  • Controlled substance license and DEA registration required as specified by the department.


  • 3 years of experience


Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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