Physician Assistant - Surgery/Trauma

Location US-NY-Bronx | US-NY-Bronx
ID
2017-2791
Type
Regular Full-Time
Department
Physician Assistant
Hospital
NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi

Overview

In partnership with NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi our teams accommodate more than 325,000 outpatient visits, more than 100,000 emergency room visits and more than 20,000 inpatient admissions annually. NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi is renowned for The Trauma Center, staffed to treat any traumatic injury or illness, the fully accredited Breast Health Center, and The Burn Center, with more than 40 years of work in burn care. The hospital also serves patients of many other needs. The hospital maintains an academic affiliation with Albert Einstein Medical College of Yeshiva University.

 NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx, handles more than 156,000 outpatient visits, more than 50,000 emergency room visits and more than 7,500 admissions annually in the 232-bed facility. The hospital maintains an academic affiliation with the James J. Peters VA Medical Center.

 

Responsibilities

  • Assist in the evaluation of the trauma patient and institute immediate therapy in the Emergency Department
  • Assist with post-operative or post injury management
  • Enable continuity of care by following up in the Trauma surgery clinic after discharge
  • Make rounds with the attending surgeon and resident staff.
  • Field patient calls and general follow up questions after hospital discharge.
  • Manage patients undergoing a broad range of procedures, including Orthopedic. ENT, OMFS, Urology and Vascular
  • Assist surgery resident with trauma and acute care surgery consultations in Emergency Department
  • Determine when appropriate consultation is needed and speak with that service
  • Opportunities to rotate through the surgical intensive care units
  • Opportunities for OR assist when resident staff not available
  • Opportunities to work in neurosurgery and 1st assist to neurosurgery OR cases
  • Interact with social work, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nutritionist, etc. to facilitate a multi-disciplinary approach to management of patient

 Surgical:

  • Order and interpret appropriate laboratory and diagnostic studies and collates data
  • Request and follow up on recommendations of consultants (usually after discussion with the surgeon)
  • Assesse fluid and electrolyte balance
  • Manages and remove tubes and drains
  • Formulate a differential diagnosis and confirm or refute the options according to the physical exam and data obtained
  • Identify and prioritize surgical, medical and psychosocial problems
  • Order and renew appropriate medications

 

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program.  Master’s degree preferred, but other PA degree levels are encouraged to apply.
  • Licensed as a Physician Assistant by the State of New York Department of Education
  • Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants ( NCCPA)
  • Some experience in general surgery, emergency medicine, or trauma is preferred. However, this position is open for the new PA graduates interested in growing their knowledge base.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

 

  

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