Cardiothoracic Surgery First Assist Just East of Columbus Ohio

Facility: Genesis HealthCare System 
Address: 1246 Ashland Avenue 
Zanesville, OH 43701 
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Specialty: Cardiothoracic Surgery 
Loan Repayment: Not Specified
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Experienced Cardiothoracic APP Opportunity

Genesis HealthCare System is looking for Cardiothoracic trained Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners with experience in this specialty.

Quick Genesis overview:

Genesis HealthCare System is an integrated health care delivery system conveniently located less than one hour east of Columbus, Ohio, via Interstate-70. This progressive health system with Level III trauma designation includes a recently expanded and completely renovated, 260-bed, acute care, not-for-profit hospital, 250+ physicians representing most specialties, and multiple outpatient centers in the region.  Please click HERE for more information about Genesis.

Overview of position:    

The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) supports the surgeon(s) in providing surgical services to patients.  Provide a broad range of medical and/or surgical services otherwise performed by the physician.  Provides evaluation and management services independently from, in collaboration with, or as shared visit with the surgeon(s).    The APP is supervised by a licensed physician (as required by law) who maintains overall responsibility for their performance. Duties to include:

  • Performs patient histories and physical exams

  • Handles daily patient rounds, patient education and discharge summaries

  • Performs invasive procedures, such as thoracenteses, chest tube insertions, placement of central venous, dialysis and Swan-Ganz catheters, arterial lines and intra-aortic balloon pumps

  • Exhibits autonomy in the operating room when required

  • Retrieves vascular tissue, including greater and lesser saphenous veins and/or radial arteries, for use as a bypass conduit

  • Often uses endoscopic retrieval methods and involved in the industrial aspect of EVH

  • Performs first assistant duties on cardiac cases, thoracic and major/minor vascular cases

    • Meets the specific needs of the attending surgeon, often assisting several surgeons in a single practice

    • Has exacting knowledge of each surgeon's idiosyncrasies to expedite the procedure and limit patient morbidity and mortality

    • Uses knowledge of medical model to promote synergistic relationship between physician and APP

    • Has extensive knowledge of the pharmacologic effects of vasoactive/cardiotonic drugs, ventilator management and artificial cardiac devices

  • Performs duties of a primary care APP

  • Manages other disease entities frequently encountered in the cardiac population, namely hypertension, diabetes, COPD, asthma, hypothyroidism and other

About our Community:

Zanesville, Ohio provides the best of both worlds’ in that it is less than a 45 minute drive to a big city while you still enjoy the family-friendly community or more relaxed pace of life enjoyed by many of your peers and colleges.  Take a peek at our community and a few of its members HERE and hear what they have to say.


  • Easy access to professional/collegiate sporting events, arts, classic theater, international airports, shopping and a wide-range of cultural activities in nearby Columbus (45 min), Cleveland (2 hrs), Cincinnati (2.5 hrs), and Pittsburgh (2 hrs).  Very few communities offer as much of a variety in big city access.

  • Low cost of living – Median home prices greatly below national average (42% lower)

  • Two local four-year colleges

  • Terrific “work-life balance”

  • Safe community, lower crime

  • Great school choices


For additional information please contact Tony Norris at (740)454-4673 or via e-mail at  

Genesis Healthcare System

(GHS) is an integrated health care delivery system headquartered in Zanesville, Ohio, which includes a recently expanded and renovated 260-bed acute care, not-for-profit hospital, an extensive network of more than 200 providers representing most specialties, and multiple outpatient care centers throughout the region. Genesis is the largest health care provider in its six-county region of southeastern Ohio, which includes Muskingum, Morgan, Perry, Coshocton, Noble, and Guernsey counties.

Genesis provides a higher level of service than what is typically found in a community of its size, including open-heart surgery, trauma care, a Level II neonatal intermediate care unit, neurosurgery, and comprehensive cancer services. This level of care has established Genesis as a primary referral center for much of the region.

GHS has state-of-the-art Heart and Vascular care, including an EP Lab, imaging capabilities, 64 slice CT & MRI, D'Vinci Robot, EPIC(R) EMR, PACS, CPOE, and Hospice & Palliative Care.

Through a joint effort with Ohio University Zanesville (OUZ), the Muskingum County Community Foundation, the Muskingum Family Y, and Genesis HealthCare System, a $10 million state-of-the-art, fitness facility opened in March 2014 on the campus of OUZ. Genesis employs 2800.

About Zanesville, Ohio

Located less than one hour east of Columbus via Interstate-70, Zanesville is a family-friendly community that offers the perfect work-life balance of suburban and rural settings with easy accessibility to international airports, national/college sports events, and a wide range of additional arts/culture activities in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, or Pittsburgh.


Contact Information
Contact: Tony Norris 
Phone: 740-454-4673
E-mail: Click here to e-mail.
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