Mount Sinai Careers
Senior Physician Assistant - PA - Neurosurgery - MSH
Strength Through Diversity
Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.
1. Assesses patient health by interview and by obtaining and/or updating medical history. Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
2. Performs physical examinations and provides treatment and counsel. Recognizes and evaluates patients who require the immediate attention of a physician and, when necessary, initiates emergency medical treatment without supervision.
3. Determines abnormal conditions by administering or ordering diagnostic tests and laboratory studies. Follows-up on x-rays and laboratory data. Interprets diagnostic test results.
4. Performs therapeutic procedures such as injections, immunizations, suturing, post-operative care and management of wound care and infections. Utilizes diagnostic techniques, such as observation, palpation, percussion or auscultation.
5. Counsels patients regarding prescribed therapeutic regimens and health maintenance.
6. Provides assistance to physicians during surgery or complicated medical procedures.
7. Maintains accurate and complete patient records. Develops and implements patient management plans, records procedure and progress notes and discharge summaries, and assists in provision of continuity of care.
8. Maintains a safe and clean work environment by ensuring compliance with infection-control policies and protocols and other safety procedures and regulations.
9. Develops and provides education related to pre and post-operative evaluation and treatment plans.
10. Provide oversight of all surgical cases related to scheduling and medical clearance
11. Mentors less experienced P.A. staff.
12. May prescribe medication.
13. Participates in department educational seminars and demonstrates regular attendance of relevant continuing education courses.
14. Performs other related duties
1. Must have relevant competence in area of clinical practice assigned; new P.A. graduates must possess current knowledge of the clinical process and its application
2. Evidence of ability to maintain interpersonal relationships, communicate appropriately to others, and work effectively and efficiently to solve problems
3. Demonstrates the ability to work in a team displaying effective communication and critical thinking
4. Ability to read, write, understand and speak English in a clear and concise manner
5. Visual, physical, auditory and cognitive ability to assess patient status
6. Physical and mental health necessary to care for acutely ill patients with a broad variety of diagnoses and behaviors on a daily basis
7. Ability to walk, stand, lift, stoop, push and respond quickly in a variety of situations and for an extended period of time
8. Manual dexterity to perform a variety of clinical procedures relevant to clinical practice area (i.e. venipuncture, urinary catheterization, cardiopulmonary resuscitation)
9. Ability to use basic data entry, retrieval systems and the electronic medical record documentation system in a proficient manner
- Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant Program
- 2 years experience.
- PA-C from NCCPA
- DEA from NYS DOH/Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement
- Current Infection Control Certificate
- AHA approved BLS and ALS
- Current New York State Physician Assistant License