Physician Assistant

Location US-NY-Queens
Regular Full-Time
Physician Assistant
NYC Health + Hospitals/Correctional Health Services


With approximately 55,000 admissions per year and an average daily population of 10,000, the NYC jail system is one of the largest in the nation. NYC Health + Hospitals/Correctional Health Service (CHS) is a national leader in the delivery of healthcare to the justice-involved population and, with PAGNY’s active support, aspires to the highest standards of care with the goal of meeting or exceeding what is available in the community.



  • Complete comprehensive histories and physicals on all new admissions including completion of master problem list (MPL) with diagnosis, lab, and EKG contraindication form and medication list where applicable 
  • Perform O.A.P. notes on patients requesting sick call, schedule follow-ups and update medication orders. Update any deficiencies on the MPL. 
  • Diagnose and treat acute and chronic illnesse Evaluate the need for consult services and submit the prioritized consult when indicated. 
  • Review all on island/off-island specialty consult clinic and hospital re Evaluate to ensure that the standard of care is met and implement the recommendations of the consultant.
  • Implement plans for patient care utilizing protocols approved by the Medical director and/or treatment plans reflecting the current standard of care. 
  • Respond to emergencies and fire drills on a priority basis and in a timely and professional manner 
  • Be familiar with performance indicators (P.I.) and take appropriate measures to comply with these standards 
  • Perform chart reviews and summaries on all transfe Update the MPL, rewrite medication orders (getting them countersigned) and resubmit consults as needed. 
  • Request radiology exams, lab-test, EKG’s when indicated and interpret these results with the patient’s clinical All results should be reviewed with the supervising MD or Chief physician. 
  • Notify the staff MD and Urgicare about 3hour runs and EMS trips. 
  • Complete and submit all encounter forms on a daily basis 
  • Witness, sign, and document patient healthcare refusals 
  • Complete special housing rounds when assigned 
  • Review laboratory results and document in the medical chart as necessary.  
  • Generate medical modifications as needed 
  • Generate special needs tracking forms as needed 
  • Maintain clinical competency by reviewing PHS protocols, current medical literature and M.Es. 
  • Ensuring that all progress notes and orders are countersigned before the end of the shift
  • Assure that standard of care is maintained. 
  • Adhere to policies and procedures of PHS and be familiar with them by reviewing them as needed 
  • Maintain your tour schedule as directed with particular attention to punctuality and timely notification of absence 
  • Maintain all required credentials 
  • Maintain current licensure and CME requirements


There are multiple positions and multiple shifts available both weekday and weekend Full time and Part time



  • Bachelor's degree; some work experience required.
  • NY State Licensed Physician Assistant                   
  • Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants







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