Mount Sinai Careers
Per-Diem Physician Assistant - Adolescent Health - Saturdays - MSH
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Department: Adolescent Health; REQ. # 2311764
Position: Physician Assistant
delineated in the plan of supervision for Physician Associates. Physician's Associates
work under the administrative and technical supervision of the Attending physician,
who accepts total responsibility for the care of the patient when determining diagnosis
and therapeutic treatment.
Physician's Associate, Adolescent Health Center
The Physician's Associate functions as a member of a medical team providing a broad spectrum of comprehensive health services, requiring skills which are obtained by completion of a comprehensive medical training program. Such positions utilize diagnostic procedures in the
treatment of physical ailments which range from superficial injuries to acute medical
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Takes medical histories and performs physical examinations, utilizes diagnostic
techniques, such as observation, palpation, percussion or auscultation; evaluates physical
signs, symptoms and medical history to assess patient's physical condition.
Under the supervision of a physician, orders and interprets diagnostic studies including
labs, xrays, ecgs.
Conduct the follow-up program which includes review of abnormal laboratory and
radiology reports, requests for follow up, and notification of patients, providers, and clinics when necessary.
Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1. Assist providers with procedures
2. Obtain blood pressures, heights, weights, and determine body mass indices
3. Participate in center wide quality assurance and quality improvement
4. STI Recall
5. Pap smear follow up
6. Inventory management
Recognizes and evaluates patients who require the immediate attention of a physician
and, when necessary, initiates, without supervision, emergency medical treatments.
Performs laboratory and therapeutic procedures under the supervision of a physician,
including obtaining cultures, performing and reading skin tests, taking
EKG tracings, debridement of superficial wounds, urine pregnancy tests and other rapid diagnostic tests.
Administers treatments and medications/ immunizations (including injections) under supervision of the physician.
May write and dispense prescriptions with the supervising physicians’ name and license
number stamped on the prescription.
Instructs and counsels patients in matters pertaining to their physical and mental health.
Maintains and signs medical records pertaining to treatments and examinations
Valid BCLS, ACLS, and PALS