House Physician Department of Surgery at Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Job Description

House Physician in the Department of Surgery at Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Job Description:
A house physician's responsibilities include patient care activities within the scope of their clinical privileges commensurate with the level of training, attendance at clinical rounds and seminars, timely completion of medical records, and other responsibilities as assigned or as required of all members of the medical staff.  Under the supervision of attending physicians, general responsibilities of the house physician include:
  • Initial and ongoing assessment of patient's medical, physical, and psychosocial status
  • Performance of history and physical
  • Development of an assessment and treatment plan
  • Participation in patient rounds
  • Progress notes
  • Ordering tests, examinations, medications, and therapies
  • Arrangement of discharge and after care
  • Writing admission notes, progress notes, procedure notes, and discharge summaries
  • Providing patient education and counseling covering health status, test results, disease processes, and discharge planning
  • Providing safe, effective and compassionate patient care
  • Reporting of all Quality Assurance incidences to responsible physicians using departmental guidelines
  • Performing procedures, including IV draws, ABGs, chest tube placement and removal, nasogastric tube placement and removal, foley placement and removal, dressing application and changes, wound debridement and closure, incision and drainage, central line placement and removal, as well as other procedures required for patient care and for which the house physician has credentials or privileges
  • Assisting in surgery
  • Participation in the educational activities of the training program, and as appropriate, assumption of responsibility for teaching and supervising other residents and physician assistants
  • Participation in other activities involving the clinical staff, as requested by the Surgery Chair
  • Interaction on a professional level with other staff members and physicians
  • Maintaining confidentiality of all patient information according to the federal and state guidelines and regulations
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the Department Chair
All house physicians are supervised by licensed independent practitioners who are faculty members practicing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel or affiliated institutions.
The house physician shall participate in patient care under the direction of physicians whose clinical privileges are appropriate to the activities in which the house physician is engaged. Neither the house physician's clinical privileges nor their clinical responsibilities shall exceed in scope those of the supervising physician. The supervising physician shall make clinical assignments to each assigned house physician consistent with the house physician's experience and demonstrated clinical competence. House physicians shall be responsible in their clinical activities to the Chair of the Department of Surgery.  The privileges of each house physician are determined by the Department Chair in context of the respective professional post-graduate training experience.
Job Requirements:
  • Doctor of Medicine degree
  • Possession of a New York State medical license
  • A valid DEA number
  • Current BLS and ACLS certificates
  • Other advanced competencies as deemed necessary by the Department Chair
About the Mount Sinai Health System:
The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest integrated delivery system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai's vision is to produce the safest care, the highest quality, the highest satisfaction, the best access and the best value of any health system in the nation. The Health System includes approximately 7,480 primary and specialty care physicians; 11 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 410 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools", aligned with a U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" Hospital, No. 12 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding, and among the top 10 most innovative research institutions as ranked by the journal Nature in its Nature Innovation Index. This reflects a special level of excellence in education, clinical practice, and research. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 14 on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of top U.S. hospitals; it is one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics in the 2019-2020 "Best Hospitals" issue. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital also is ranked nationally in five out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked 12th nationally for Ophthalmology and the South Nassau Communities Hospital is ranked 35th nationally for Urology. Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, Mount Sinai West, and Mount Sinai South Nassau are ranked regionally.

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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Alex Cano
Executive Director Physician Recruitment
Mount Sinai Health System
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