Physician Assistant -Hand and Plastic Surgery

Location US-NY-Bronx
ID
2017-2646
Type
Regular Full-Time
Department
Physician Assistant
Hospital
NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln

Overview

In partnership with NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln our teams handle more than 550,000 outpatient visits, more than 14,000 emergency room visits and more than 22,000 inpatient admissions annually. The hospital maintains an academic affiliation with Weill Cornell Medical College.

Responsibilities

Highly technical and demanding skills are mastered through years of PA practice, master's degree and post graduate critical care residency.

  • Understands reimbursement issues
  • Understands patient insurance plans and communicates with insurance companies in writing
  • Attends at least one plastic surgical CME offering a year
  • Maintains skills of the Primary Care PA
  • Consults with product and pharmaceutical representatives
  • Performs wound checks, suture and drain removals
  • Performs minor surgical procedures without in-room supervision
  • Performs consultations in the surgeon's absence
  • Takes call
  • Dictates operative and discharge summaries

Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Work closely with all surgeons within the department and maintain excellent working relationships with contributing departments.
  • Performs 1st assistant duties
  • Has excellent suture skills-equal to that of a surgeon
  • Has expert knowledge of anatomy
  • knows the latest surgical techniques
  • Contributes inventory of all necessary plastic surgical supplies and prostheses
  • Writes orders in Recovery Room, ICU and floor
  • Follows patients and writes daily progress notes
  • Maintains clear communication with the attending surgeon and any consultants regarding patient status, both pre and post discharge

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate from an accredited Physician Assistant Program
  • Current NYS Certification as a Physician Assistant
  • BLS
  • 1-2 years of acute care experience preferred

 

 

EOE M/F/D/V

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