Physician Affiliate Group of New York ( PAGNY )

Physician Assistant - Behavioral Health/Inpatient

Regular Full-Time
Physician Assistant
NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi


Physician Affiliate Group of New York (PAGNY) is comprised of over 4,000 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

Jacobi Medical Center is the largest public hospital in the Bronx (500+ beds) and a Level 1 Trauma Center.  Jacobi is a major academic affiliation and teaching site of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  Recognized as the regional hyperbaric center and regional snakebite center for the tri-state area, Jacobi offers state of the art medical care, delivered with compassion, dignity, and respect.  From preventive medicine to cutting-edge specialty services, Jacobi provides first class care in a wide range of services and specialties.




  • Performing history and physical examinations
  • Ordering diagnostic tests based on assessments
  • Developing treatment plans
  • Prescribing drugs and other therapies
  • Making referrals as necessary
  • Documenting findings in the electronic medical record
  • Consulting with supervising medical provider when appropriate
  • Counseling patients and families regarding care
  • Reviewing and responding to referrals from within and outside the clinic
  • Maintaining patient confidentiality



Preferred Qualifications:


  • Psychiatric assessment and treatment planning: This competency entails eliciting and recording a psychiatric and psychosocial history, including historical information pertinent to alcohol and substance abuse, performing and recoding a mental status examination, determining an accurate psychiatric diagnosis, and formulating a plan of treatment, under the supervision of a psychiatrist.
  • Psychopharmacologic management: this competency entails selecting psychotropic, agents likely to benefit the patient’s behavioral disorder, taking into consideration comorbid medical and psychiatric conditions, and monitoring therapeutic effects, side effects, drug levels, and medical parameters, according to the patient’s needs, under the supervision of a psychiatrist.
  • Psychotherapy: this competency includes the provision of various forms of verbal therapy, including individual supportive therapy and group therapy, in accordance with the patient’s clinical needs, under the supervision of a psychiatrist.
  • Evaluation and Treatment of MICA Patients: This competency includes the elicitation of historical information pertinent to alcohol and substance abuse, withdrawal, and treatment, assessment of the interrelationship between patterns of abuse and psychiatric status, and selection of appropriate forms of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy, under the supervision of a psychiatrist.



Required qualifications:

  • Master's and/or Bachelor's Degree
  • Physician Assistant certification/license
  • Graduate from an accredited Physician Assistant education program
  • Current NYS registration as a Physician Assistant
  • Current certification issued by the NCCPA
  • Must have proven ability to work in a team environment
  • Must be ACLS/BLS certified



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