Physician Assistant - Surgery/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 Urology and 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

 

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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