Under the direction of the Supervising Physician, Chief Physician Assistant or Director of Physician Assistant Services performs history and physical examinations. Establishes a presumptive diagnosis and performs a general work-up including the ordering of appropriate laboratory studies. Under supervision, is responsible for the patients medical issues following the diagnosis. May assist medical staff with pre, intra- and post-operative surgical activities and research projects in assigned area.
Attends daily rounds and provides post-operative care on floor by checking for signs of post-operative complications, changing dressings, removing sutures.
Assists the physician as directed in the training of health personnel in diagnostic, therapeutic and clinic techniques. Participates in appropriate continuing education programs.
May perform research activities including assisting at laboratory surgery, collection and reporting of data. Retrieves and reviews charts and analyzes data for research projects. Prepares and dictates patient summaries of hospitalization.
Initiates appropriate noninvasive laboratory, radiological and special examinations or tests required for the evaluation of illness. May provide pre-surgical patient care for diagnosis and write pre-operative orders.
Scrubs, starts IVs, monitors equipment and alerts surgeon to changes in patients condition, and may close skin after operation. Tends to the patient in the Recovery Room or Intensive Care Unit. May provide post-operative instructions to patients.
Performs minor surgery or clinical procedures under the supervision of the responsible physician. May cleanse and debride wounds.
Performs examinations on patients; consults with the patients physician; establishes a diagnosis and initiates the work up of the patient by ordering laboratorystudies. Responsible for management of the patients medical issues following diagnosis.
Provides appropriate adjustment of medications for patients in accordance with established protocols or specific instructions from the responsible physician. Orders oral and parental medications for patients under the care of the supervising physician.
Communicates with patients & families regarding their medical issues following consultation with the physician. Provides counseling & instruction regarding. Collaborates with other caregivers to ensure continuity of patient care
Approximately 2 years of clinical experience as a PA in a physician practice or hospital setting, preferably within a related specialty.
Up to one year of post-degree course work and/or an internship and less than one year of previous experience may be considered.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated experience in communicating, and developing relationships, with clinical staff and ancillary services.
Licenses and Certifications
Current New York State Physician Assistant License & Registration
Certification from the National Commission of Physician Assistants, Inc
Working Conditions/Physical Demands
This position requires the occasional lifting of equipment and patients; This positon might result in exposure to mechanical/electrical/radiant/explosive/burn and chemical hazards; May be required to handle, dispose of and/or identify hazardous waste and hazardous materials; Position requires working in a non-office environment where there are some physical discomforts such as noise, dust, heat, fumes and other elements which are continuously present
Associated topics: assistant, assistant psych, assistant surgery, assistant surgical, clinic, diagnostic, physician assistant, practice physician, urgent care, walk in
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