Under the general supervision of an appropriately licensed physician:
1. 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, etc. Writes appropriately authorized prescriptions; any prescribe controlled substances under appropriate physician countersignature. May respond to initial request s for service-specific consultation.
2. May initiate or participate in initial management and stabilization of patients or other medical or surgical emergencies.
3. 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.
4. Performs other duties pursuant to clinical responsibility, such as arranging follow-up for patients, obtaining informed consent fro 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.
5. Completes and documents participation in continuing medical education required of physician assistants in order to meet requirements for certification, including assigned lectures and conferences.
6. In specific departments, may act as first assist in operations area as needed. May perform pre-operative and post-operative evaluation and render related medical care necessary.
7. Performs related duties as required professionally or at the request of the supervising physician, Director of Service and/or Supervising Physician Assistant.
Requires completion of NYS-approved program for training of physician assistants or specialist assistants to acquire knowledge of anatomy, physiology and clinical patient care.
Registration required with New York State as Physician Assistant or Specialist Assistant. Certification with National Commission on Certificate of Physician Assistants
Demonstration of current course completion of BLS and ACLS.
High level of analytical ability required to effectively and expeditiously diagnose and treat medical/surgical problems under the direction of physician.
Interacts with various internal hospital medical, administrative and professional staff in the course of routine clinical duties. High degree of responsibility required for daily contacts with patients and their families.
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