Mount Sinai Careers

Per-Diem Physician Assistant - Adolescent Health - Saturdays - MSH

New York, New York
Physician Assistant


Job Description

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Department: Adolescent Health;  REQ. # 2311764


Position:  Physician Assistant

 
Roles & Responsibilities:

The Physician Associate performs medical tasks in the care and treatment of patients as 

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 

disorders. 



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 

administered. 


 

Requirements:

A certificate to practice as a Physician's Assistant issued by the State Board of Medical 

Quality Assurance. 



Valid BCLS, ACLS, and PALS 
 
Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.
 
We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care. 

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Who We Are

Over 38,000 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 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. 

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