Physicians Assistant - PACU-Anesthesiology - FT - Days

Job Description

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Physicians Assistant - PACU-Anesthesiology - FT - Days

Roles & Responsibilities: 

Rotating shifts through Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai West, Mount Sinai St. Lukes

Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine. We have an exciting and unique opportunity for a Physician Assistant to work in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit as part of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine Department. 

This position will have the Physician Assistant participating in the care of patients after surgical procedures while working together with the Anesthesiologists, surgical services, consulting services, and nursing staff. This Physician Assistant role will focus on complex patients, and those who have undergone complex procedures due to their increased risk for acute instability.
The role for this Physician Assistant is uniquely integrative, and excellent for personal growth. You will have the opportunity to work with multiple different specialties including cardiology, vascular, pulmonary, nephrology, internal medicine, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, transplant surgery, general surgery, all while caring for patients in a monitored unit.

We are seeking a Physician Assistant who has excellent interpersonal skills, and who has the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in acute situations. This role will have the Physician Assistant working closely, and constantly communicating with a large team of Physicians, Residents, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Nurses from many different specialty services in the Hospital.

Specific to this position the Physician Assistant will be rotating through different PACU areas within the Mount Sinai Health System including the opportunity to work at Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai West, and Mount Sinai St. Lukes. This is advantageous as each of these hospitals has diverse experiences to offer. The different educational opportunities, medical conditions and procedures that you will have exposure to will provide the experience to grow into a well rounded and flexible provider.
This position is full time, days, Monday-Friday, no nights, no weekends, no holidays.

Core Responsibilities/Procedures

  • Participate in patient rounds with supervising Physician and team
  • Obtain sign out from surgical/anesthesiology staff as patients are brought to the PACU  Review treatment plans for patients
  • Order diagnostic laboratory, radiological tests, and therapeutic interventions when indicated  Write orders for medications
  • Perform Venipuncture (including IV catheters)
  • Perform arterial puncture
  • Perform point of care ultrasound
  • Assist in placing arterial catheters and central venous catheters
  • Insert nasogastric or oro-gastric tubes
  • Perform history and physical exam
  • Document clearly in the medical chart


  • Bachelor’s Degree and graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant Program
  • Three to five years equivalent combination of education and experience             required
  • New York State license as a Registered Physician Assistant.Certification through completion of national boards preferred

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. 

Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 

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. 

EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans


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