Physician Assistant II- Cardiology (EP)

  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • Posted: Nov 25, 2019

Job Description

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

The Minneapolis Heart Institute, part of Abbott Northwestern Hospital, was established in 1981 to help prevent and combat the universal problem of heart disease. Today, our commitment to this goal is stronger than ever as we improve the quality for those we serve, whether here in the Twin Cities, communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin or around the world.


Req ID: 59644
Assesses patients on admission to the hospital, and in the MHI clinic
Performs and documents history and physical examination based on age and history on complex and chronically-ill patients
Rounds on hospitalized patients in various settings including acute care to advance the plan of care, reassesses as patient condition warrants
Updates and records changes in health status
Performs independent follow-up of patients in the MHI clinic setting
Formulates the appropriate differential diagnoses based on the history, physical exam, and clinical findings
Formulates a plan of care to address complex, acute and chronic health care needs
Integrates knowledge of pathophysiology that pertains to acute and chronically ill patients to assist in planning and implementation of treatment
Synthesizes data from a variety of sources to make clinical judgments and decisions about appropriate recommendations and treatments
Assesses the impact of an acute, critical and/or chronic illness or injury on the individuals: health status (physical and mental), functional status, including activity and mobility, nutritional status, sleep and rest patterns, quality of life, family, social, and educational relationships
Assesses patient/family bio/psycho/social needs considering physical and age-specific needs, recognizing the dynamic nature of the patients condition, and provides psychosocial support to patient and family members
Educates patients/families about self-management of acute/chronic illness with sensitivity to the patients learning ability and cultural/ethnic background
Collaborates with health care team in ensuring that patient/family needs are met
Determines the need for laboratory and diagnostic studies, initiates orders, and interprets results. Initiates appropriate and timely consultation and/or referral when problem exceeds the physician assistants scope of practice and/or expertise
Employs appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic interventions and regimens with attention to safety, cost, invasiveness, simplicity, acceptability, adherence, and efficacy
Promotes collaboration among members of the multidisciplinary health care team to facilitate optimal care for complex acute and chronic patients
Systematically evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice
Facilitates the use of organizational resources in caring for patients
Evaluates his/her clinical practice in relation to professional practice standards and relevant statutes and regulations
Systematically evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice
Acquires and maintains current knowledge in advanced nursing practice
Contributes to the professional development of peers, colleagues, and others
Decisions and actions on behalf of patients are determined in an ethical manner
Collaborates with the patient, significant others, and other health care providers in patient care
Uses research findings in practice
Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, and cost in planning and delivering patient care
Demonstrates understanding of their role in developing and maintaining an environment that is safe for patients, visitor and employees


Masters degree from an accredited Physician Assistant program preferred


Prefer PA or RN experience in EP practice, or at least 3-5 years of cardiovascular or critical care nursing experience or related health care area

Commitment to the mission and values of Allina and Abbott Northwestern's Cardiovascular Services Division, ability to work as part of a physician/physician assistant dyad
Excellent team work abilities
Professional image via appearance and conduct
Ability to communicate effectively with patients, staff, physicians, and the public
Advanced physical and psychosocial health assessment skills
Sound knowledge of adult cardiovascular health, and related diagnostic and clinical therapies
Ability to teach patients, families, staff, and students
Knowledge of research methodologies

Formal education as a physician assistant in an area consistent with the patient population served
Current Physician Assistant license for the State of Minnesota
Certification as a physician assistant by NCCPA
Minnesota prescriptive authority and DEA licensure
Must have a physician assistant supervisory agreement with MCSC physician specifying medically delegated functions and delegated prescriptive privileges
ACLS certification preferred

Work Schedule

Day shift with variable hours

Location/Community Information

Minneapolis boasts being both cosmopolitan yet small enough that you can find a place to call home whether on a lake, golf course, or in an adjoining suburb. With the fast pace of activity there are professional sports, theater, or enough parks for a quiet walk. The area has numerous schools and colleges, both public or private, and enough teams for all weekend athletes to join.
Located in Minneapolis
Population = 380,000
Service Area = 2,882,245

Community Resource Links:

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Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune


If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.

Employment Type

  • Full-Time

Schedule Information

Hours: 40


Allina Health

2925 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55407