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Company: Physician Affiliate Group of New York

Location: Bronx, NY

Date Posted: July 4, 2014

Source: Physician Affiliate Group of New York

Physician Affiliate Group of New York (PAGNY) is comprised of over 2,000 physicians and healthcare professionals who provide services to NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), the largest public health system in the United States. Our practitioners are highly skilled professionals with outstanding credentials who deliver the highest level of quality healthcare to patients throughout New York City. EOE M/F/D/V

Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center, located just 15 minutes from NYC, is an acute care teaching hospital academically affiliated with Weill-Cornell Medical College. Dedicated to providing high quality patient care to a diverse community, Lincoln Hospital is a NYS designated Level I Trauma and Stroke Center and has Centers of Excellence in all medical specialties including its awarding winning Cancer and Breast Centers.

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Elicits a detailed and accurate history and performs an appropriate physical examination on patients in either an inpatient, outpatient or extended care ...

Physician Affiliate Group of New York (PAGNY) is comprised of over 2,000 physicians and healthcare professionals who provide services to NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), the largest public health system in the United States. Our practitioners are highly skilled professionals with outstanding credentials who deliver the highest level of quality healthcare to patients throughout New York City. EOE M/F/D/V

Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center, located just 15 minutes from NYC, is an acute care teaching hospital academically affiliated with Weill-Cornell Medical College. Dedicated to providing high quality patient care to a diverse community, Lincoln Hospital is a NYS designated Level I Trauma and Stroke Center and has Centers of Excellence in all medical specialties including its awarding winning Cancer and Breast Centers.

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Elicits a detailed and accurate history and performs an appropriate physical examination on patients in either an inpatient, outpatient or extended care facility.

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Develops an assessment and a therapeutic plan and renders ongoing patient care based on this plan in an inpatient and outpatient setting as per protocol.

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Orders and interprets appropriate laboratory tests, x-rays, EKG's, diagnostic procedures and writes prescriptions according to protocols established by the service and in compliance with the New York State Rules and Regulations governing the performance of Physician Assistants.

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Performs specific procedures, including but not necessarily limited to: drawing blood, specimens for testing; blood counts; urinalysis; pap smears; bacteriologic smears; gram stain of sputum and other culturable material(s); vital capacity; administering oxygen; incisions and drainage; wound care and debridement; nasogastric and nasotracheal intubations; gastric analysis; lumbar punctures; routine suturing of lacerations; skin biopsies; placing indwelling arterial catheters and making blood gas determinations; applying and removing casts and traction apparatus; starting IV solutions, administering IV medications and other therapeutic procedures for which he or she has received specific supervised training and evaluation.

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Initiates consultations and refers patient for special testing according to hospital protocols.

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Participates in daily rounds to observe and record pertinent progress of patients updating and summarization charts, writing orders and progress notes and notifying the Physician of changes in the patient's conditions, when appropriate.

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Participation in team conferences, lectures and grand rounds for the service.

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Instructs and counsels the patient and his or her family about preventive care medical problems, prescribed treatments and drugs normal growth and developments, family planning, situational adjustment reactions, and other.

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Assists the supervising Physician and backup Physician on any other procedures fall within the scope of practice of that physician.

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Performs BLS and ACLS procedures in the presence of life threatening situations such as cardiac and/or respiratory distress when a Physician is unavailable and with Physician when appropriate.

* Graduate from an accredited Physician Assistant educational program
* Current NYS registration as a Physician Assistant
* Current certification issued by the NCCPA
* Prior experience in area of interest
* Psychomotor skills, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills
* Must have proven ability to work in a team environment and must be able to interact with patients and their families in a manner that instills confidence and facilitates communication

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