Mount Sinai Careers

Per Diem Physicians Assistant - PA - Surgery -MSBI

New York, New York
Physician Assistant


Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Department: Surgery/SICU;  REQ. # 76067

Position: Physician Assistant

 
Roles & Responsibilities:
Job Summary 

Under the direct supervision of a physician, provides 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 consists primarily of routine cases in a structured environment with ample supervision. 

Roles & Responsibilities:
 

  • 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.

 


 

Requirements:
Education Requirements:

Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant Program 

Licensing and Certification Requirements: 

Name: Physician Assistant Issuing Agency: DOH / Office of Professions Name: Physician Assistant (NCCPA) Issuing Agency: National Commission for the Certification of Physician Name: DEA Issuing Agency: New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) Name: Infection Control Certificate Issuing Agency: N/A Name: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Issuing Agency: American Heart Association Name: Basic Life Support (BLS) Issuing Agency: American Heart Association 

Computer Skills:
 

Microsoft Office   - Intermediate 
 
Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion 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 healthcare delivery together.
 
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have 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 hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai 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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