Under the direction of the Chief Physician Assistant, the Physician Assistant will provide services to the Emergency Medicine Department at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and/or Allen Hospital. Individual will perform a variety of functions and technical procedures necessary for admission, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and outcome evaluation of patients. Will participate in performance improvement, research and educational activities.
Obtains patients' history, performs physical examinations, orders and evaluates appropriate laboratory, radiographic and electrocardiographic studies.
Reviews laboratory results and other clinical information pertinent to patient health, orders appropriate tests and other ancillary services as needed, and develops care plans for patients.
Assists in the management of medical and surgical emergencies.
Assists the attending physician on any procedure falling within the Physician Assistant's scope of practice.
Initiates subspecialty consultations or evaluations.
Counsels and instructs patients and their families.
Renders appropriate care in the presence of a life-threatening emergency when a physician is unavailable and documents all care rendered in accordance with ER policies and procedures.
Ensures all medical records and notes are countersigned by attending physician.
Upon discharge, notes discharge summaries, prescriptions and any referrals on patient charts. Informs patients of the necessary post-discharge care instructions.
Functions within the standards of practice established by American Nurses Association Standards of Clinical Practice. Acts within the policies and procedures of the University, hospital, division, and clinical department.
Conforms to all applicable HIPAA, billing compliance and safety guidelines.
Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned/requested.
Requires Bachelors or equivalent in education and years of experience from an accredited Physician Assistant program plus four years' related experience
Two years experience in Emergency Medicine
Masters degree from an accredited Physician Assistant program strongly preferred
Current NY state physician assistant license
NCCPA board certification
NY DEA registration
BLS ACLS and PALS certification
Must successfully complete systems training requirements.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 516502
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