Surgical Physician Assistant - Thoracic Surgery - Brooklyn New York - Full Time - Days

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.


Physician Assistant – Thoracic Surgery

Roles & Responsibilities: 

Whether our Physician Assistants are caring for a critically ill patient as part of an interdisciplinary team or assisting in a groundbreaking surgery, they all have one common goal – to provide excellent patient care. 

Responsibilities (not limited to) include assistance at surgery and provision of care in all other phases of surgical care, direct admissions, initial orders, and communication with family and attending. Performing daily rounds. Regularly consults with Attending M.D. for patient management guidance.

  • Performs physical examinations and gather historical information as designated.
  • Conducts focused, accurate physical examinations and formulates diagnosis and treatment plans with accuracy.
  • Appropriately document orders and procedures. Appropriately orders and interprets diagnostic tests.
  • Provides direct primary care to patients according to the protocol for the department. Maintaining continuous contact with front line issues and serving as an exemplary role model.
  • Elicits appropriate problem oriented histories.
  •  Provides treatment plans including prescriptions and appropriate follow up.
  •  Provides culturally sensitive, thorough and clear discharge planning.
  • Presents all treat and release policy, as well as questionable cases to the attending prior to discharging the patient.
  • Maintains accurate, legible and well-documented charts.
  •  Serves as a knowledgeable resource and ensures appropriate interpretation and implementation of policies and procedures for the PA staff, house staff, and volunteers.
  • Monitors PA time efficient care as measured by number of cases seen, cost effective care as measured by appropriateness of ancillaries ordered and staff outcomes in providing direct patient care and after care through Quality Assurance Program.
  •  Promotes and develops PA staff commitment to a patient centered environment focused on quality care and timeliness.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients served.

Requirements:   Requires a minimum of  two years PA clinical experience preferred. Must possess managerial skills necessary to set performance standards, train and evaluate. Professionalism, sensitivity, fairness, exemplary patient centered focus and superior work ethic.  Requires completion of the Credentialing requirements. Must have current New York State Physician Assistant registration, license and nccpa certification, maintaining required hours of C.M.E. Also requires current ACLS, BCLS, PALS certification.


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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