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Physician Assistant -- Medicine -- Per Diem -- Valley Stream more...
Location:Valley Stream, NY
Company:Northwell Health
First posted:April 06, 2017
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Job Description

The Physician Assistant performs a variety of functions and technical procedures necessary for admission, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and outcome evaluation. Participates in performance improvement, research and educational activities.

  • Takes initial patient histories and performs physical examinations.
  • Initiates, documents and communicates the plan of care and follows-up to ensure complete screening and preparation of patients.
  • Performs daily patient rounds.
  • Writes orders for medications, laboratory work and diagnostic tests. Interprets laboratory and test results.
  • Confers with attending physicians, residents, nursing staff and/or other care providers to ensure optimum quality of patient care.
  • Upon discharge, notes discharge summaries, prescriptions and any referrals on patient charts. Informs patients of the necessary post-discharge care instructions.
  • Performs related duties, as required.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree, required.
  • Graduate of an accredited (Accreditation Review Committee for Physician Assistant Programs (ARC-PA) program, required.
  • Licensed Physician Assistant (LPA) by the New York State Department of Education, required.
  • Current NCCPA Certification from the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), required.
  • Current BLS and ACLS certification, required.

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