DescriptionTeaching Associate – Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery Physician AssistantThe Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Physician Assistant (PA) to join our Cardiac Surgery team at the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) in Seattle, WA. This position will provide a faculty appointment at the rank of Teaching Associate in the Department of Surgery, on a twelve month service period, with an anticipated start date of June 1 or soon thereafter. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington and serves as a training site for the UW School of Medicine. This position offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package. This is a chance to work with a progressive team and live in a desirable metropolitan area with numerous outdoor and urban recreational opportunities. The successful candidate for this position will be an assistant for cardiac and thoracic surgical procedures, to include complete vein harvest using open and endoscopic techniques, and management of patient care in inpatient and outpatient settings under the general supervision of our physicians.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.