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Senior Physician Assistant-Inpatient

Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, NY
Weill Cornell Medical College
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Position Summary

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

+ Initiates appropriate noninvasive laboratory, radiological and special examinations or tests required for the evaluation of illness\.

+ May provide pre\-surgical patient care including taking extensive patient histories, giving general physicals, and submitting information to physician for diagnosis and writing pre\-operative orders

+ May serve as 1st or 2nd assistant in assigned area\. Scrubs, starts IVs, monitors equipment & alerts surgeon of changes in patients condition\. May close skin after operation\. Acts as liaison between surgeon and surgical staff throughout the operation\.

+ Attends to the patient in the Recovery Room or Intensive Care Unit\. May provide post\-operative instructions to patients\.

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

+ Performs minor surgery & clinical procedures under the direction and supervision of the responsible physician\. May administer intravenous medications, fluids, blood and blood components, and local infiltrative anesthetic\. May cleanse and debride wounds\.

+ Performs history and physical examinations on patients; consults with the patients attending physician; establishes a presumptive diagnosis and initiates the work up of the patient by ordering appropriate laboratory studies\.

+ Under supervision, is responsible for the management of the patients medical issues following diagnosis\. Assists in hospital rounds\. Makes complete chart entries on patient transactions and records progress notes\.

+ Provides follow\-up care 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 and families regarding their medical issues following consultation with the responsible physician\. Collaborates with other caregivers to ensure continuity of care of patients\.

+ 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\.


+ Bachelor's Degree in related field


Approximately 5 years of previous related experience\.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

+ Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills\.

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/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer\.
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