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Physician Assistant - Inpatient

Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York, NY 10007
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Position Summary

Under the direction of the Supervising Physician, Chief Physician Assistant or Director of Physician Assistant Services performs history and physical examinations\. Establishes a presumptive diagnosis and performs a general work\-up including the ordering of appropriate laboratory studies\. Under supervision, is responsible for the patients medical issues following the diagnosis\. May assist medical staff with pre, intra\- and post\-operative surgical activities and research projects in assigned area\.

Job Responsibilities

+ Attends daily rounds and provides post\-operative care on floor by checking for signs of post\-operative complications, changing dressings, removing sutures\.

+ Assists the physician as directed in the training of health personnel in diagnostic, therapeutic and clinic techniques\. Participates in appropriate continuing education programs\.

+ May perform research activities including assisting at laboratory surgery, collection and reporting of data\. Retrieves and reviews charts and analyzes data for research projects\. Prepares and dictates patient summaries of hospitalization\.

+ Initiates appropriate noninvasive laboratory, radiological and special examinations or tests required for the evaluation of illness\. May provide pre\-surgical patient care for diagnosis and write pre\-operative orders\.

+ Scrubs, starts IVs, monitors equipment and alerts surgeon to changes in patients condition, and may close skin after operation\. Tends to the patient in the Recovery Room or Intensive Care Unit\. May provide post\-operative instructions to patients\.

+ Performs minor surgery or clinical procedures under the supervision of the responsible physician\. May cleanse and debride wounds\.

+ Performs examinations on patients; consults with the patients physician; establishes a diagnosis and initiates the work up of the patient by ordering laboratory studies\. Responsible for management of the patients medical issues following diagnosis\.

+ Provides appropriate adjustment of medications for patients in accordance with established protocols or specific instructions from the responsible physician\. Orders oral and parental medications for patients under the care of the supervising physician\.

+ Communicates with patients & families regarding their medical issues following consultation with the physician\. Provides counseling & instruction regarding\. Collaborates with other caregivers to ensure continuity of patient care


+ Bachelor's Degree


Approximately 2 years of clinical experience as a PA in a physician practice or hospital setting, preferably within a related specialty\.

Up to one year of post\-degree course work and/or an internship and less than one year of previous experience may be considered\.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

+ Demonstrated experience in communicating, and developing relationships, with clinical staff and ancillary services\.

Licenses and Certifications

+ Current New York State Physician Assistant License & Registration

+ Certification from the National Commission of Physician Assistants, Inc

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

This position requires the occasional lifting of equipment and patients; This positon might result in exposure to mechanical/electrical/radiant/explosive/burn and chemical hazards; May be required to handle, dispose of and/or identify hazardous waste and hazardous materials; Position requires working in a non\-office environment where there are some physical discomforts such as noise, dust, heat, fumes and other elements which are continuously present

Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world\. Our doctors and scientists\-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization\-are engaged in world\-class clinical care and cutting\-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies\. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U\.S\. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey\. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork\-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork\-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork\-Presbyterian/Queens\. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients \- the center of everything we do\. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer\. Weill Cornell Medicine provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information\.

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Posted: 2019-10-31 Expires: 2019-12-01

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