Physician Affiliate Group of New York ( PAGNY )

Physician Assistant -Hand and Plastic Surgery

US-NY-Bronx
ID
2017-2646
Type
Regular Full-Time
Department
Surgery/Plastic Surgery
Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center

Overview

Physician Affiliate Group of New York (PAGNY) is comprised of over 3,000 physicians and healthcare professionals who provide services to NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest public health system in the United States.  Our practitioners are highly skilled professionals with outstanding credentials who deliver the highest level of quality healthcare to patients throughout New York City. Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

 

Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center, located just 15 minutes from NYC, is an acute care teaching hospital academically affiliated with Weill-Cornell Medical College.  Dedicated to providing high quality patient care to a diverse community, Lincoln Hospital is a NYS designated Level I Trauma and Stroke Center and has Centers of Excellence in all medical specialties including its awarding winning Cancer and Breast Centers.

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

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