Mount Sinai Careers

Physician Assistant - PA- Rapid Response Team - RRT - Night Shift - MSH

New York, New York
Physician Assistant

Job Description

Mount Sinai Health System Careers

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Whether our Physician Assistants are caring for a critically ill patient as part of an interdisciplinary team or assisting in a groundbreaking surgery, they all have one common goal – to provide world-class patient care.  At Mount Sinai, we advance innovation by leveraging progressive technologies, such as our state-of-the-art simulation training labs. We encourage autonomy among our PA’s by fostering an environment that is focused on building strong relationships with our patients through earning & keeping their trust. Resilience is a requirement, as every day brings a new set of challenges.

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What You’ll Do:

The Medical Progressive Care Unit (MPCU)/Rapid Response Team (RRT) Physician Assistant (PA) has specialized skills and knowledge related to the step down unit setting in which he/she practices. The MPCURRT PA provides direct patient care to acutely ill adults with complex (multi-organ) disease in the step down unit. He/she will also take part in consultation and triage of acutely ill patients as a member of the Rapid Response Team. The MPCURRT PA provides medical care under the direct supervision of the Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) attending physician and reports to the Charge NP.

The duties of the MPCURRT PA include presenting in daily academic rounds; obtaining patient histories and performing physical examinations; collecting and documenting data in the medical record; conducting approved diagnostic and therapeutic procedures; ordering and interpreting laboratory and radiographic studies; initiating and adjusting mechanical ventilation and medications including vasopressor infusions, as indicated; conducting family discussions; coordinating MPCU admission and discharges; and providing professional consultations as a member of the RRT. The MPCURRT PA contributes to excellence in patient care, research, teaching, and consultation while providing leadership to the nursing profession.

MPCURRT PA Responsibilities

Patient Care

o   Provides a thorough review of the patient’s record and perform pertinent physical exam.

o   Participates in daily clinical rounds and helps maintain daily goal assessments.

o   Writes daily orders.

o   Prescribes medication.

o   Documents care by obtaining and/or updating medical history and daily progress note.

o   Assesses patients for changes in clinical status and institutes appropriate interventions.

o   Stabilizes new MPCU admissions and formulates plan of care with PCCM Attending.

o   Performs all procedures consistent with the Delineation of Privileges for individual Physician Assistant.

o   Orders and reviews laboratory tests.

o   Arrange/schedules diagnostic studies taking place both inside and outside the MPCU (i.e. IR procedures, endoscopy, MRI, CT scan, PET scan, and nuclear medicine)

o   Follows up on emergency testing results even prior to entry of these results into the computerized record.

o   Interfaces with consultative services.

o   Coordinates patient care with members of the multidisciplinary team to include physicians, nurses, pharmacy, social work, physical therapy, home care, case management, and appropriate supports.

o   Provides family with clinical updates, results of diagnostic studies, and goals of care.

o   Maintains a safe and clean work environment by ensuring compliance with infection-control policies and protocols and other safety procedures and regulations.

o   Responds to emergency alerts and assesses the health status of patients by means of comprehensive health history and physical examination in emergency situations or in situations where individual patients have unexpected physiologic decompensation.

o   Initiates selected therapeutic and diagnostic procedures, considers differential diagnoses, calls consultations and orders laboratory examination, prescribes medication regimens, interprets findings and alters plan of care according to accepted standards of care and practice guidelines, all of which are aimed at stabilization and prevention of further deterioration.

o   Collaborates with on call respiratory therapist, critical care designee and attending of record to establish a plan of care that designates transfer to a higher level of care or stabilizes the patient on present unit.

Job Qualifications

Minimum requirements:


o   NCCPA Board Certification

o   Current NY State Physician Assistant license and a minimum of 2 years (Critical Care PA, Rapid Response Team PA, or Emergency Department PA) experience as a Physician Assistant. 

o   ACLS, BLS, PALS certification a must

o   You must maintain current PA registration by passing the National Certification exam recertifying every two years with 100 hours of CME and passing recertification exam every six years.

o   Required Experience: Clinical experience relevant to the area of clinical practice (Critical Care PA, Rapid Response Team PA, or Emergency Department PA)


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    Who We Are:

    Over 35,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.

    Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

    The Mount Sinai Health System is committed to the tenets of diversity and workforce that are strengthened by the inclusion of and respect for our differences. We offer our employees a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, a 403(b) retirement plan, and much more.

    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.