Physician Affiliate Group of New York ( PAGNY )

Physician Assistant - Behavioral Health

Regular Full-Time
Behavioral Health
North Central Bronx Hospital


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

North Central Bronx Hospital is a modern, state-of-the-art community hospital located in an attractive and safe residential Bronx neighborhood just 20 minutes north of Manhattan. It is a North Bronx Healthcare Network hospital affiliated with Jacobi Medical Center and a teaching site and academic affiliate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. It offers a full continuum of acute care inpatient and outpatient services in diverse medical and surgical specialties, including psychiatry. The department of psychiatry has 70 adult and geriatric acute inpatient beds, a partial hospital program, psychiatric emergency and consultation-liaison services, an adult ambulatory practice, and a community-based assertive community treatment program. The department employs evidenced-based best practices in providing the highest quality care to its patients, in a patient-centered approach that is respectful of their individuality, culture, and community.




  • 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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