House Physician in the Department of Surgery at Mount Sinai Beth Israel
A house physician's responsibilities include patient care activities within the scope of their clinical privileges commensurate with the level of training, attendance at clinical rounds and seminars, timely completion of medical records, and other responsibilities as assigned or as required of all members of the medical staff. Under the supervision of attending physicians, general responsibilities of the house physician include:
Initial and ongoing assessment of patient's medical, physical, and psychosocial status
Performance of history and physical
Development of an assessment and treatment plan
Participation in patient rounds
Ordering tests, examinations, medications, and therapies
Arrangement of discharge and after care
Writing admission notes, progress notes, procedure notes, and discharge summaries
Providing patient education and counseling covering health status, test results, disease processes, and discharge planning
Providing safe, effective and compassionate patient care
Reporting of all Quality Assurance incidences to responsible physicians using departmental guidelines
Performing procedures, including IV draws, ABGs, chest tube placement and removal, nasogastric tube placement and removal, foley placement and removal, dressing application and changes, wound debridement and closure, incision and drainage, central line placement and removal, as well as other procedures required for patient care and for which the house physician has credentials or privileges
Assisting in surgery
Participation in the educational activities of the training program, and as appropriate, assumption of responsibility for teaching and supervising other residents and physician assistants
Participation in other activities involving the clinical staff, as requested by the Surgery Chair
Interaction on a professional level with other staff members and physicians
Maintaining confidentiality of all patient information according to the federal and state guidelines and regulations
Performing other duties as assigned by the Department Chair
All house physicians are supervised by licensed independent practitioners who are faculty members practicing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel or affiliated institutions.
The house physician shall participate in patient care under the direction of physicians whose clinical privileges are appropriate to the activities in which the house physician is engaged. Neither the house physician's clinical privileges nor their clinical responsibilities shall exceed in scope those of the supervising physician. The supervising physician shall make clinical assignments to each assigned house physician consistent with the house physician's experience and demonstrated clinical competence. House physicians shall be responsible in their clinical activities to the Chair of the Department of Surgery. The privileges of each house physician are determined by the Department Chair in context of the respective professional post-graduate training experience.
Doctor of Medicine degree
Possession of a New York State medical license
A valid DEA number
Current BLS and ACLS certificates
Other advanced competencies as deemed necessary by the Department Chair
The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City’s largest integrated delivery system encompassing seven hospital campuses, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai’s vision is to produce the safest care, the highest quality, the highest satisfaction, the best access and the best value of any health system in the nation.
The System includes approximately 7,100 primary and specialty care physicians; 10 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 140 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the renowned Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the highest in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding per investigator. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked as one of the nation’s top 20 hospitals in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, and Neurology/Neurosurgery, and is in the top 50 in four other specialties in the 2017-2018 “Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News & World Report. Mount Sinai’s Kravis Children’s Hospital also is ranked in seven out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked 12th nationally for Ophthalmology, while Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West are ranked regionally.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.
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