Northwell Health Physician Assistant - Acute Care Surgery, Per Diem (SSH) in Bay Shore, New York

Req Number 000ZKQ

Job Category Physician Assistant

Job Description

As a Physician Assistant you will perform a variety of functions and technical procedures necessary for admission, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and outcome evaluation. You will also participate in performance improvement, research and educational activities.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Takes initial patient histories and performs physical examinations.

  • Initiates, documents and communicates the plan of care and follows-up to ensure complete screening and preparation of patients.

  • Performs daily patient rounds.

  • Writes orders for medications, laboratory work and diagnostic tests. Interprets laboratory and test results.

  • Confers with attending physicians, residents, nursing staff and/or other care providers to ensure optimum quality of patient care.

  • Upon discharge, notes discharge summaries, prescriptions and any referrals on patient charts. Informs patients of the necessary post-discharge care instructions.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree, required.

  • Graduate of an accredited (Accreditation Review Committee for Physician Assistant Programs (ARC-PA) program, required.

  • Licensed Physician Assistant (LPA) by the New York State Department of Education, required.

  • Current NCCPA Certification from the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), required.

  • Current BLS and ACLS certification, required.

  • Minimum 1 year PA experience in Surgery, Trauma or Critical Care.