Mount Sinai Careers

Per Diem Physician Associate

Elmhurst, New York
Physician Assistant

Job Description

Under the supervision of a licensed physician, evaluates and treats patients having medical and/or surgical problems. Performs routine history and physical examinations; performs and/or interprets diagnostic tests and/or procedures in conjunction with physicians. Delivers direct patient care. 

-Completion of NYS approved program for training of physician 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.).

-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.

-Registration required with New York State as Physician Assistant.

-Certification with National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (or equivalent organization) mandatory.

-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).

The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 
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