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ELMHURST PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT 10-15 YRS
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Location/Affiliates: Elmhurst Hospital Center
Department: A49 - Surgery
Requisition Number: EHC13-50150
Under the supervision of a licensed physician, evaluate and treat patients having medical and/or surgical problems. Perform routine history and physical examinations. Perform and/or interpret diagnostic tests and/or procedures in conjunction with physicians. Deliver direct patient care.
Duties and Responsibilities:
100% Vascular surgical position.
Coordinator plays a clinical and administrative role in the management of vascular patients and is the primary point of contact for inpatient and outpatient matters.
Serve as a liaison with other services to arrange for vascular intervention as indicated; carries a Vascular pager or Spectrophone.
Oversee care of vascular patients in coordination with the surgical housestaff.
Oversee scheduling and follow-up of patients and acts as liaison with the Scheduling Office for both the OR and the Vascular Laboratory.
Capable of assessing and treating patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting under the delineation of privileges assigned.
Liaison for Home Health agencies for wound care.
Assist on vascular OR cases.
Manage the vascular/endovascular inventory in the OR in conjunction with Tom Aiello.
Perform complete patient history and physical examinations. Order laboratory tests and X-rays. Perform and/or interpret laboratory and test results and initiate treatment. May perform routine or emergency procedures including but not limited to irrigation and suturing of wounds or incisions, drainage of abscesses, insertion of nasogastric tubes and intravenous line, sampling of arterial blood, etc. Write appropriately authorized prescriptions and prescribe controlled substance under appropriate physician countersignature.
Initiate or participate in initial management and stabilization of patients with multiple trauma or cardiopulmonary arrest under general supervision of the physician in charge under specific emergent circumstances.
Perform daily patient rounds. Confers with attending physicians, residents, nursing staff, etc., to ensure delivery of optimum quality of patient care. Confer regularly with co-workers to keep them apprised of clinical developments, patient concerns, etc. May participate in special projects as assigned. May prepare QA data for review.
Perform other duties pursuant to clinical responsibility such as arranging follow-up for patients, recalling patients for further evaluation and treatment, escorting patients when necessary to other areas of the hospital, etc. Inform patients of necessary post-discharged instructions as required. Upon discharge, may note discharge summaries, prescriptions, and referrals on patient charts.
Complete and document continuing medical education required of physician assistants in order to meet requirements for certification including assigned lectures and conferences.
Act as first assistant in operating area as needed. Perform pre-operative and postoperative evaluation and render related medical care as necessary.
Perform related duties as required professionally or at the request of the supervising physician and/or the Director of Service.
Participate in performing and evaluating vascular lab studies.
Completion of NYS approved program for training of physician or specialist assistants to acquire knowledge of anatomy, physiology and clinical patient care, usually via Bachelor of Science program/degree in closely related field.
Certain education/training may be accepted by NYS in lieu of these requirements (nurse, etc.).
Minimum of 1 year clinical experience preferred.
High level of analytical ability required effectively and expeditiously diagnosing and treating medical/surgical problems under the direction of physician.
High degree of responsibility required for daily contacts with patients and their families.
Manual dexterity required for adept manipulation of surgical instruments and handling of medical equipment; physical strength necessary for lifting and proper handling and positioning of patients.
New York State (NYS) License required.
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) preferred.
Registration required with New York State as Physician Assistant or Specialist Assistant.
Certification with National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (or equivalent organization) preferred; mandatory for Physician Assistant.
Certification may require with American Heart Association or like organization in some areas as providers of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS)
Mount Sinai Medical Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds.
Mount Sinai Medical Center--An EEO/AA-D/V Employer.
Mount Sinai Medical Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds. Mount Sinai Medical Center--An EEO/AA-D/V Employer.