Strength Through Diversity
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Roles & Responsibilities:
Under the direct supervision of a
physician as well as support from current APP team, provide diagnostic,
therapeutic and preventive health care services. Provides a broad spectrum of
comprehensive medical services, treating patients with physical ailments, which
range from superficial injuries to acute medical disorders. Case mix complexity
varies from emergent cases to routine complex brain and spine conditions as
well as hospital/ER transfers with appropriate supervision but increased
Responsible to clinical director, PA
leader and supervising physician.
Responsible for patient care as outlined
within the delineation of privileges and collaborative practice agreement.
- Performs complete health
history, physical examination, and clinical assessment of patients on triage
and targeted continued assessment during admission as needed.
- Provides emergency room and
inpatient neurosurgical consultations.
- Documents and communicates
relevant patient information comprehensively and in a timely manner in
EPIC EMR as well as direct communication with the physician.
- Orders laboratory, radiological
and diagnostic studies per practice protocols; differentiates between
normal/abnormal findings and follows protocols for abnormal findings,
which may include referral to consulting physicians per customary pattern
of the attending MD or as delegated by supervising physician.
and evaluates patients who require the immediate attention of a physician
and, when necessary, initiates emergency medical treatment without
- Prescribes medications
necessary to treat various health conditions.
- Works collaboratively with the
attending physician, consulting physicians, resident physicians, APP,
social workers, case managers, patient family members, and other
disciplines to develop and implement an appropriate plan of care, and to
ensure communication with family members.
- May act as first or second
assist in the operating room when appropriate.
- Evaluates treatment and health
care plans for effectiveness and modifies per clinical standards and
- Acts as a professional role
model to all levels of staff by incorporating expertise and related
experience into all aspects of patient care.
- Obtains pre-operative
assessments and consents prior to surgery or interventions.
- Completes post-operative
- May assist in placement and
removal of stereotactic radiosurgery head frames.
- Remove drains, post op wound
- Attends interdisciplinary
- Attends Department Grand Rounds
weekly, Quality Assurance mandatory.
- Attends APP rounds weekly.
Maintains a safe and
clean work environment by ensuring compliance with infection-control policies
and protocols and other safety procedures and regulations.
Support the mission, Vision, philosophy and goals of the hospital, department and Department of PA Services
Demonstrates accountability for own APP practice
Advocates for patients/families and support patients' rights
Considers ethical issues of professional practice and adheres to the code of ethics
demonstrates a humanistic, kind and caring attitude in the delivery of health care
Orient new staff and mentor APP and other health team members
Assist in education and mentorship of APP students on neurosurgery rotation
Assist in education, development and mentorship of new neurosciences APP
Participate in APP council for development and optimization if interested
Participate in PA conferences, boards, associations if interested
Membership in Neurosurgery associations and participate in yearly conferences if interested
Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant Program
Graduate from an ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant) program, or equivalent as approved by the New York State Education Department. (Additional education/experience may be required for some specialty areas).
Current certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Current licensure to practice as a Physician Assistant issued by the NYS Board of Medicine
Current unrestricted DEA certificate for mid-level providers. (Full schedule: 2, 2N, 3, 3N, 4, 5)
NYS Mandated Infection Control Course Certificate (renewable every four years)
Current BLS and ACLS certification (for all Departments other than Pediatrics)\
Current BLS and PALS certification is required for all Physician Assistants working within the Department of Pediatrics. For Physician Assistants working in the public school system through the Mount Sinai Hospital Adolescent Health Center, only BLS certification is required.
0-2 years Physician's Associate experience
1. Physician Assistant
Minimum: Bachelor's. P
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.