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PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT

Full/Part Time: Part Time
Location/Affiliates: Mount Sinai Hospital (Queens)
Department: Q221 - Department of Surgery
Requisition Number: MQ21655

Job Description:

Under the general supervision of an appropriately licensed physician:

1.Performs complete patient histories and physical examinations; orders laboratory tests and x-rays; performs and/or interprets laboratory and test results; and initiates 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 lines, sampling of arterial blood, etc. Writes appropriately authorized prescriptions; any prescribe controlled substances under appropriate physician countersignature. May respond to initial requests for service-specific consultation.

2.May initiate or participate in initial management and stabilization of patients or other medical or surgical emergencies.

3.Confers with attending physicians, nursing staff, etc., to ensure delivery of optimum quality of patient care. Confers regularly with Supervising Physician and/or Physician Assistant and 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.

4.Performs other duties pursuant to clinical responsibility, such as arranging follow-up for patients, obtaining informed consent fro patient, recalling patients for further evaluation and treatment, escorting patients, when necessary, to other areas of the hospital, etc. Informs patients of necessary post-discharge instructions as required. Makes appropriate entries in patients charts.

5.Completes and documents participation in continuing medical education required of physician assistants in order to meet requirements for certification, including assigned lectures and conferences.

6.In specific departments, may act as first assist in operations area as needed. May perform pre-operative and post-operative evaluation and render related medical care necessary.

7.Performs related duties as required professionally or at the request of the supervising physician, Director of Service and/or Supervising Physician Assistant.

Job Qualifications:

3 years plus experience working in Surgery is required
New York State License and current Registration
Bachelor Degree
Graduate of an accredited PA Program
Current Infection Control Certificate
Current Certification with National Commission on Physician Assistant or Specialist Assistant
Current BLS and ACLS

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.

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