• Physician Assistant - Surgery

    Location US-NY-Bronx
    ID
    2018-3349
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Department
    Surgery
    Hospital
    NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx
  • Overview

    In partnership with NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx our teams handle more than 156,000 outpatient visits, more than 50,000 emergency room visits and more than 7,500 admissions annually in the 232-bed facility. The hospital maintains an academic affiliation with the James J. Peters VA Medical Center.

    Responsibilities

    The Department of Surgery at NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx is looking for full time Physician Assistants to cover during the day as well as for night call. The daytime PA will assist in the management of in-patient as well as the clinics. He/She will be involved in treating patients in the ICU, step down unit, wards as well doing consults in the ED and floors.

    The night time PA will be the only surgical provider for the hospital. He/She will take care of inpatients and provide surgical consultation in the ED and the floors.

     

     

    NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx  is a community hospital located in the North Bronx. Surgical residents from Montefiore Medical Center rotate here during the day.

     

     

     

     The Physician Assistant. will:

    • Assist in the evaluation of the surgical patient in the ED, inpatient and out-patient setting
    • Assist with post-operative management
    • Enable continuity of care by following up in the general surgery clinic after discharge
    • Make rounds with the attending surgeon and resident staff.
    • Field patient calls and general follow up questions after hospital discharge.
    • Manage patients undergoing a broad range of procedures, including Urology and Vascular
    • Assist surgery resident with acute care surgery consultations in Emergency Department
    • Determine when appropriate consultation is needed and speak with that service
    • Opportunities for OR assist when resident staff not available
    • Interact with social work, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nutritionist, etc. to facilitate a multi-disciplinary approach to management of patient

     Surgical Responsibilities:

    • Order and interpret appropriate laboratory and diagnostic studies and collates data
    • Request and follow up on recommendations of consultants (usually after discussion with the surgeon)
    • Assess fluid and electrolyte balance
    • Manages and remove tubes and drains
    • Formulate a differential diagnosis and confirm or refute the options according to the physical exam and data obtained
    • Identify and prioritize surgical, medical and psychosocial problems
    • Order and renew appropriate medications

     

    Qualifications

    • Qualifications:

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      Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program.  Master’s degree preferred, but other PA degree levels are encouraged to apply.

      • Licensed as a Physician Assistant by the State of New York Department of Education
      • Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants ( NCCPA)

      Some experience in general surgery, emergency medicine, or trauma is preferred. However, this position is open for the new PA graduate.  

    EOE M/F/D/V

     

     

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