Under the general supervision of a licensed physician, evaluates and treats patients having medical and/or surgical problems. Performs routine histories and physical examinations; performs and/or interprets diagnostic tests and/or procedures as detailed in the department specific scope of practice. Participates in teaching and quality assurance activities with other members of the clinical department. Delivers direct patient care.
-Job requires completion of NYS-approved program for training of physicianassistants to acquire knowledge of anatomy, physiology and clinical patient care, usually via Bachelor of Science program/degree in closely related field.
-Registration required with New York State as Physician Assistant. Certification with National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (or equivalent organization) preferred for Physician Assistant. Certification may be required with American Heart Association or like organization in some areas as provider of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)! Basic Life Support (BLS).
-High level of analytical ability required to effectively and expeditiously diagnose and treat medical/surgical problems under the direction of physician.
-Interacts with various internal hospital medical, administrative and professional staff in the course of routine clinical duties. 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/positioning of patients.
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.