Under the general supervision of a licensed physician, evaluates and treats patients having medical and/or vascular problems. Performs routine histories and physical examinations; performs and/or interprets diagnostic tests and/or procedures as detailed in the department specific scope of practice. Participates in teaching and quality assurance activities with other members of the clinical department. Delivers direct patient care. ned to special projects. Provides care to patients of all ages depending upon area of assignment.
Principal Duties & Responsibilities (competencies)
Under the general supervision of an appropriately licensed physician:
Performs complete patient histories and physical examinations; orders laboratory tests and x-rays; performs and/or interprets laboratory and test results; and initiates treatment. May perform routine or emergency procedures including but not limited to irrigation and suturing of wounds or incisions, drainage of abscesses, insertion of nasogastric tubes and intravenous lines, sampling of arterial blood, dressing changes, etc. Writes appropriately authorized prescriptions; any prescribe controlled substances. May respond to initial requests for service-specific consultation.
May initiate or participate in initial management and stabilization of patients or vascular surgery emergencies.
Confers with attending physicians, residents, nursing staff, etc., to ensure delivery of optimum quality of patient care. Confers regularly with Supervising Physician and/or Physician Assistant and co-workers to keep them apprised of clinical developments, patient concerns, etc. May participate in special projects as assigned. May prepare QA data for review.
Performs other duties pursuant to clinical responsibility, such as arranging follow-up for patients, obtaining informed consent from patient, recalling patients for further evaluation and treatment, escorting patients, when necessary, to other areas of the hospital, etc. Informs patients of necessary post-discharge instructions as required. Makes appropriate entries in patients charts.
Completes and documents participation in continuing medical education required of physician assistants in order to meet requirements for certification, including assigned lectures and conferences.
May act as first assist in vascular operations as needed. May perform pre-operative and post-operative evaluation and render related medical care necessary.
Performs related duties as required professionally or at the request of the supervising physician, Director of Service and/or Supervising Physician Assistant.
New York State P.A. License and current Registration
Graduate of an accredited PA Program
Current National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
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