The Practice Physician Assistant performs a variety of functions and technical procedures necessary for admission, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and outcome evaluation. Participates in performance improvement, research and educational activities.
* Takes initial patient histories and performs physical examinations.
* Initiates, documents and communicates the plan of care and follows-up to ensure complete screening and preparation of patients.
* Performs daily patient rounds.
* Writes orders for medications, laboratory work and diagnostic tests. Interprets laboratory and test results.
* Confers with attending physicians, residents, nursing staff and/or other care providers to ensure optimum quality of patient care.
* Upon discharge, notes discharge summaries, prescriptions and any referrals on patient charts. Informs patients of the necessary post-discharge care instructions.
* Performs related duties, as required.
* Bachelor's Degree, required.
* Graduate of an accredited (Accreditation Review Committee for Physician Assistant Programs (ARC-PA) program, required.
* Licensed Physician Assistant (LPA) by the New York State Department of Education, required.
* Current NCCPA Certification from the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), required.
* Current BLS and ACLS certification, required.
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