General Surgery Physician Assistant (PA) Job in Missoula, MT, Montana

Cardiothoracic Surgery Physician Assistant

International Heart Institute of Montana

Physician Assistant (PA) - General Surgery

Job Description

Position Description

Missoula, Montana - Providence Health & Services has an immediate opportunity for a physician assistant with cardiothoracic surgery training/experience to join the International Heart Institute of Montana at our hospital in Missoula, St. Patrick Hospital. Proficient endovascular skills are required as well as experience in assisting in complex valve surgeries. Two full-time surgeons perform over 350 open heart cases/year and are supported by a dedicated team of physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, surgical technicians, and clerical office staff. The IHI has a robust structural heart program, performing over 160 TAVR cases in 2018. The structural heart program is a collaborative program between interventional cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery physicians. This is an excellent opportunity to join a world-renowned heart center in the heart of the Rockies. Our cardiothoracic physician assistants not only support our surgeons in the operating room but also participate in the daily management during the postoperative period. On-call requirement for this position is ten days/month which includes approximately every third weekend. Our cardiothoracic physician assistants and nurse practitioners work four ten-hour days/week in addition to their weekend requirement with a post-call day off opportunity. Competitive compensation and benefits. Enjoy great work/life balance in the scenic beauty of Montana.

Facility Description

The International Heart Institute of Montana is an internationally recognized, comprehensive and collaborative practice offering full vascular, cardiac and thoracic interventions and services. The IHI is located on the campus of Missoula's Providence St. Patrick Hospital and has received numerous awards as one of the Top 50 Cardiovascular programs from Truven Health. Researchers and cardiologists have created an atmosphere of intellectual curiosity and discovery to advance cardiac care. Physicians work alongside scientists to apply new treatments from the lab to the patient. Each year the institute hosts the annual Rocky Mountain Valve Symposium, which draws the top heart specialists from around the world for workshops, lectures and training in new procedures. Our heart specialists regularly travel to eleven IHI clinics as well as to other communities across western Montana and Idaho for medical consultations.

Location Description

Missoula is a sophisticated university town of 65,000 located about halfway between Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks. The Clark Fork River runs through it, granite peaks surround it, and that famous Big Sky hangs over it all. In 2014 Outside Magazine named Missoula one of the top 10 Places to live. The area offers unlimited recreational opportunities (ski, paddle, fish or hike out your back door) and numerous cultural amenities, including a symphony and the Missoula Children'’s Theater, known worldwide for its great work with children in the performing arts. Missoula is a family-oriented community with great schools (elementary through university) and social activities year round. The climate is relatively mild; winters are warmer here than in much of the Midwest and Northeast. Summers are absolutely glorious, with long, adventure-inspiring days, starry nights and fresh mountain air.

Brand Description

Providence Health & Services (PH&S) is a not-for-profit system of 34 hospitals, more than 600 clinics and hundreds of locally driven programs across five western states: Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Providence is committed to improving the health of the communities it serves, with a special emphasis on its mission to serve the poor and vulnerable. PH&S is a partner organization of the Providence St. Joseph Health family and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity organization.

Job ID Number: 10171

Facility Name: International Heart Institute of Montana

Location Name: Missoula, MT

Brand Name: Providence Health & Services

Provider Profession: Physician Assistant

Medical Specialty: Surgery General

Job Setting: Hospital

Type of Role: Clinical

Sub-specialty: Surgery Cardiothoracic


Phone Number: 509.474.6605

Schedule: Full Time

CP: Yes

CB: Yes

NP: No

PA: Yes

HC: Yes

IS: Yes

YM: No

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Job ID: 365d0f5e-f283-4409-b793-b89d5ad1615c

Practice Type: Unknown

Employment Type: Permanent - Full Time

Open to Search Firm Solicitations: No

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Hiring Organization

International Heart Institute of Montana
500 West Broadway Suite 320
Missoula, MT, Montana 59802

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