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Physician Assistant - PA - Post Anesthesia Care Units - Day Shift - MSH
The Mount Sinai Health System
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We are looking to hire Physicians Assistants interested in caring for postoperative patients in the Post Anesthesia Care Units and postsurgical floors. In particular we are focusing on complex patients and those who have undergone complex procedures due to their higher risk for acute and subacute hemodynamic and physiologic instability, as well as potential delirium and encephalopathy during the early postoperative period. Teamwork with Anesthesiologists, surgeons from multiple specialties, Intensivists, neurologists, psychiatrists, nursing and administrative staff will be important skills to use in this position. Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to communicate during unstable situations, competency to assist and, or place arterial and central venous lines are requisite skills.
- Perform history and physical (countersignature by the supervising physician is required for all anesthesia services)
- Perform or assist in the performance of routine perioperative laboratory and patient screening procedures
- Assist in the performance of perioperative procedures such as arterial line placement, central line placement, regional or neuraxial blocks
- Perform patient rounds with supervising physician/physician of record
- Perform Confusion Assessment Method exams, and other use other diagnostic tools pertinent to postoperative patients
- Provide patient education and counseling covering e.g., health status, test results, disease processes and discharge planning
- Make coherent and summative entries into the medical record
- Evaluate changes in patient conditions and bring to the immediate attention of a physician any change requiring alteration of the current treatment plan
- Assist the supervising physician/physician of record in the perioperative settings with the following: reviewing treatment plans; ordering diagnostic laboratory and radiological services; ordering therapies (using procedures reviewed and approved by the licensed physician)
- Write orders for medications (including controlled substances) and IV fluids.
- Remove IV catheters
- Perform venipuncture (including placement of intravenous catheters and central venous catheters)
- Perform arterial puncture (including placement of intra-arterial catheters)
- Insert nasogastric or oro-gastric tubes
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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 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.