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Strength Through Diversity
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Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.
Under the direct supervision of a physician, provides
diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health care services. Provides a broad
spectrum of comprehensive medical services, treating patients with physical
ailments, which range from superficial injuries to acute medical disorders.
Case mix complexity consists primarily of routine cases in a structured
environment with ample supervision.
- Assesses patient health by
interview and by obtaining and/or updating medical history. Documents
patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
- Performs physical examinations
and provides treatment and counsel. Recognizes and evaluates patients who
require the immediate attention of a physician and, when necessary,
initiates emergency medical treatment without supervision.
- Determines abnormal conditions
by administering or ordering diagnostic tests and laboratory studies.
Follows-up on x-rays and laboratory data. Interprets diagnostic test results.
- Performs therapeutic procedures
such as injections, immunizations, suturing, post-operative care and
management of wound care and infections. Utilizes diagnostic techniques,
such as observation, palpation, percussion or auscultation.
- Counsels patients regarding
prescribed therapeutic regimens and health maintenance.
- Education: Graduate of an
accredited Physician Assistant Program
Requirements: Graduate from an ARC-PA (Accreditation Review
Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant) program, or
equivalent as approved by the New York State Education Department.
(Additional education/experience may be required for some specialty
- Current certification by the
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
- Current licensure to practice
as a Physician Assistant issued by the NYS Board of Medicine
- Current unrestricted DEA
certificate for mid-level providers. (Full schedule: 2, 2N, 3, 3N, 4, 5)
- NYS Mandated Infection Control
Course Certificate (renewable every four years)
- Current BLS and ACLS
certification (for all Departments other than Pediatrics)
- Current BLS and PALS
certification is required for all Physician Assistants working within the
Department of Pediatrics.
- For Physician Assistants
working in the public school system through the Mount Sinai Hospital
Adolescent Health Center, only BLS certification is required.
- License: Physician