Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: CVT PA
Cardiothoracic Physician Assistant - Montana
The Heart & Vascular Institute at Benefis Health System in Great Falls, Montana is seeking a Cardiothoracic Physician Assistant to join our team. We are a level II trauma center and regional referral center with a catchment of 250,000 and a medical group employing 300 providers. Our practice offers direct, in-house referrals, dedicated CVOR staff and experienced ICU/PCVU medical staff.
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
Call is shared with surgeon and PA colleagues, 1:3
Currently, approx 100 hearts annually – opportunity to grow
Experience in critical care setting to include Pleur-evac and chest tube management
Heart & Vascular Institute
Consists of the following providers:
1 Cardiovascular Surgeon
2 Cardiothoracic Surgical PAs
4 Interventional Cardiologists
2 General Cardiologists
2 Nurse Practitioners
Compensation and Benefits
Guaranteed base salary with RVU bonus opportunities
Sign-on bonus/relocation assistance
Health, dental, and paid disability insurance
Malpractice insurance with tail coverage
Retirement + 5% match
Paid Time Off
CME /License Annual Fund - $6,000
Community InformationGreat Falls has a city population of 60,000, with a draw of over 275,000 people in north central Montana. We experience mild winters and enjoy blue skies over 300 days per year. Great Falls is a wonderful and safe place to raise a family, with nationally ranked public schools and an average commute of under 12 minutes, making the quality of life in Great Falls unsurpassed in the Rocky Mountain West. Additionally, the Missouri River, a blue-ribbon fly-fishing destination, runs through the middle of town. Outdoor activities include camping, hiking, horseback riding, water& snow skiing, rock & ice climbing, boating, white-water kayaking, off-road motor sports, upland bird, waterfowl, and big-game hunting.
Benefis Health SystemThis is your opportunity to be part of an exceptional health system in a state that is well known for its beautiful four seasons and outdoor lifestyle. While enjoying the last best place, you'll have the added benefit of having access to Benefis Health System, one of the state's most modern and progressive healthcare facilities with 500+ beds and over 300 members on medical staff representing 40 specialties. Our state-of-the-art facilities and cutting edge technologies make Benefis an exceptional working environment and one of the Best Places To Work in Healthcare 6 years in a row 2014 – 2019!
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 ‘beneficial’ a...nd ‘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.