Mount Sinai Careers
PER DIEM OFFSITE PHYSICIAN ASSOCIATE
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- Assesses patient health by interview and by obtaining and/or updating medical history. Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
- 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.
- Determines abnormal conditions by administering or ordering diagnostic tests and laboratory studies. Follows-up on x-rays and laboratory data. Interprets diagnostic test results.
- 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.
- Counsels patients regarding prescribed therapeutic regimens and health maintenance.
- 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.
- Maintains a safe and clean work environment by ensuring compliance with infection-control policies and protocols and other safety procedures and regulations.
- Develops and provides education related to pre and post-operative evaluation and treatment plans.
- Provide oversight of all surgical cases related to scheduling and medical clearance
- Provides assistance to physicians during surgery or complicated medical procedures.
- May prescribe medication.
- Performs other related duties
- Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant Program
- 2 years PA experience in a specialty area preferred
- Current New York State Physician Assistant License
- PA-C from NCCPA
- DEA from NYS DOH/Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement
- Current Infection Control Certificate
- AHA approved BLS and ACLS
- 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
- Evidence of ability to maintain interpersonal relationships, communicate appropriately to others, and work effectively and efficiently to solve problems
- Demonstrates the ability to work in a team displaying effective communication and critical thinking
- Ability to read, write, understand and speak English in a clear and concise manner
- Visual, physical, auditory and cognitive ability to assess patient status
- Physical and mental health necessary to care for acutely ill patients with a broad variety of diagnoses and behaviors on a daily basis
- Ability to walk, stand, lift, stoop, push and respond quickly in a variety of situations and for an extended period of time
- Manual dexterity to perform a variety of clinical procedures relevant to clinical practice area (i.e. venipuncture, urinary catheterization, cardiopulmonary resuscitation)
- Ability to use basic data entry, retrieval systems and the electronic medical record documentation system in a proficient manner