Physician Assistant - Neurosurgery/ Neuro Critical Care Management - MSH

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.


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 autonomy.

Responsible to clinical director, PA leader and supervising physician.

Responsible for patient care as outlined within the delineation of privileges and collaborative practice agreement.

Primary Duties

  • 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.
  • Recognizes and evaluates patients who require the immediate attention of a physician and, when necessary, initiates emergency medical treatment without supervision.
  • 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 practice protocols.
  • 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 assessments.
  • May assist in placement and removal of stereotactic radiosurgery head frames.
  • Remove drains, post op wound management.
  • Attends interdisciplinary rounds daily.
  • 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.


Professional Development

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
Eligibility Requirements:
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

For PA

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. 

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