DUTIES: The Physician Assistant will be expected to perform admission histories and physical examinations on newly-admitted and transferred patients to the medical service. With the guidance of the supervisory attending physician, they will initiate diagnostic evaluation and therapeutics. The Physician Assistant will: Monitor and manage inpatients with a wide variety of illnesses and perform daily examinations and assessments. It is expected that the Physician Assistant will be capable of performing selected procedures, including venipuncture, arterial punctures, IV insertions and NG tube placement. Maintain medical records, including admission notes, progress notes, transfer notes and discharge summaries. Participate in patient/family education and discharge planning. The above duties will be carried out during rotations through 1. General Medicine Service 2. Emergency Short Stay 3. Telemetry/Cardiology Short Stay 4. Hematology Service/Oncology Service. Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Chief of his/her designee. (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED: NYS License and Bachelor's degree from an approved Physician's Assistant program. NCCPA Certification PREFERRED: Minimum of 2 years of experience in primary medical care or 3 years in a general practice. Additional Info: * Represents Location Pay for full-time appointees. Hours of week: Variable; Days of week: Flexible; Hours per week: 37.5.Closing Date: Open Until Filled STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Internal Number: 52543
About SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.