• Physician Assistant - Orthopedics

    Location US-NY-Brooklyn
    ID
    2017-3143
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Department
    Physician Assistant
    Hospital
    NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island
  • Overview

    In partnership with NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island our teams accommodate more than 250,000 outpatient visits, more than 89,000 emergency room visits, and with 371 beds, more than 15,000 inpatient admissions annually. The hospital maintains a strong academic affiliation with SUNY Downstate Medical Center and New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in order to maintain its high standards of healthcare delivery.

    Responsibilities

    General:

    • Performs complete pre-operative History and Physicals on all surgical patients, identifying and alerting the surgeon to any disqualifying conditions that present
    • Interprets laboratory and diagnostic tests
    • Orders, collects and performs appropriate laboratory and diagnostic studies, such as routine laboratory tests, EMG, electrocardiogram and radiologic examinations including arthrogram, ultrasound, CT, MRI and bone scan studies
    • Implements therapeutic intervention for specific conditions when appropriate
    • Performs first assistant duties in all surgical procedures
    • Formulates and implements discharge planning and clinical follow-up in conjunction with surgeon
    • Dictates discharge summaries
    • Evaluates and provides appropriate intervention (in conjunction with supervising surgeon) for ER and nursing home patients
    • Answers consults from the ED and other wards for Orthopedics

      

    Orthopedics:

    • Performs comprehensive and problem-focused histories and physical examinations
    • Formulates treatment plan for orthopedic conditions within their scope of practice
    • Performs compartment pressure measurements, digital blocks and regional anesthesia
    • Performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures such as aspirations and injections of joints, bursars and cysts.
    • Performs closed reductions of fractures and dislocations
    • Applies braces, casts, splints and other orthopedic appliances
    • Assists in the surgical suite including first assist, deep and superficial wound closure, application of internal devices and any other procedures delegated by the supervising orthopedic surgeon

     

    NEW GRADS ARE WELCOME!!

     

    Qualifications

     

    Required:

    • Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant Program
    • Current Board Certification from the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
    • Licensed Physician Assistant by the New York State Department of Education 
    • A Bachelor's degree
    • Current BLS certification
    • D.E.A. Certificate
    • Infection Control Certificate

     

    Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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