Sr. Physician Assistant Neuro-Surgery-Outpatient -St Lukes

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

REQ 82360

Sr. Physician Assistant Neuro-Surgery-Outpatient 


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.


·         Obtains surgery schedules from physician offices and schedules patients for pre-op education class. Ensures that patients receive and understand all written pre-op materials. 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.


·         Provides care for patients in collaboration with the physician and within the guidelines mutually agreed upon by clinician and medical administration


·         Serves as a clinical expert , providing direct client care including assessment, diagnosis, treatment and plan of care


·         Evaluates patients’ progress in achieving expected outcomes, barriers to successful outcomes and provides follow up.


·         Communicates regularly with physicians as well as other key hospital and health system staff to ensure open lines of communication.

·         Creates measurement system for tracking surgical outcomes and patient satisfaction, identifying areas that require improvement.

·         Develops standardized care plans with the surgeons including pre-op, post-op and discharge orders

·         Creates and maintains reports and provides statistics at meetings (patient satisfaction, complicating factors, LOS, outcomes, etc.)




Education Requirements                                                                                                                 

Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant Program


Experience Requirements                                                                                  

2 years Physician’s Associate experience (2 years in specific patient population served) inclusive of moderate to complex cases and medical management of high-risk patients, with demonstrated attendance of educational seminars and completion of continuing education. 


Licensing and Certification Requirements (if applicable)                                                           

Name:  PA-C from NCCPA

DEA from NYS DOH/Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement

Current Infection Control Certificate

AHA approved BLS and ALS                                                                                   

Issuing Agency: Current New York State Physician Assistant License


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. 


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 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. 


EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans



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