Physician Assistant - Evening Tour
Queens, NY 
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Job Description
Physician Assistant - Evening Tour
Location US-NY-Queens
ID 2022-7450
Type Regular Full-Time
Department Physician Assistant
Hospital NYC Health + Hospitals/Correctional Health Services
Overview

Physician Affiliate Group of New York (PAGNY) is comprised of nearly 4,000 physicians and healthcare professionals who provide services to NYC Health + Hospitals (H+H), 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.

Besides providing administrative and human resources services, PAGNY also fosters an environment in its partner hospitals that allows healthcare professionals to identify and implement best practices across institutions; promote training, academic and research opportunities; develop multidisciplinary integrated clinical service lines; build new systems of care; and address the impact of anticipated major changes in the nation's healthcare system.

With approximately 65,000 admissions per year and 10,000 average daily population, the NYC jail system is among the largest in the nation. NYC Health + Hospitals/Correctional Health Services is responsible for the delivery of medical care, mental health care and discharge planning in the jail system. CHS is a national leader in the delivery of healthcare to the criminal-justice involved population and aspires to the highest standards of care, with the goal of meeting or exceeding what is available in the community. CHS care includes a comprehensive history and physical at the point of admission, robust screening efforts (HIV, hepatitis C, STDs, TB, etc.) and the management of chronic and acute illness. CHS views incarceration as a crucial opportunity to provide care to an underserved population and improve the population health of the communities to which our patients return. CHS is committed to continuously improving the delivery of care in the security setting, using the system-wide Electronic Health Record as a tool to promote patient safety and population health. CHS has contributed to the literature on medical care in the jail as well as public health concerns related to incarceration and seeks to build on a reputation as a national leader, now integrated into the larger H + H care delivery network. CHS seeks to promote an academic practice environment with ample opportunities for continuous education, clear pathways for career growth and engagement of front line staff in the ongoing process of improving clinical care.

Under supervision of the Sited Medical Director with latitude for independent judgement and initiative, the Physician Assistant will be integral part of the medical team at his/her facility, and be expected to take an active role in the delivery of health care services to our patients at Rikers Island Facilities.

Responsibilities
    Complete comprehensive histories and physicals on all new admissions including completion of master problem list (MPL) with diagnosis, lab, and EKG contraindication form and medication list where applicable
  • Diagnose and treat acute and chronic illnesse Evaluate the need for consult services and submit the prioritized consult when indicated.
  • Review all on island/off-island specialty consult clinic and hospital re Evaluate to ensure that the standard of care is met and implement the recommendations of the consultant.
  • Implement plans for patient care utilizing protocols approved by the Medical director and/or treatment plans reflecting the current standard of care.
  • Respond to emergencies and fire drills on a priority basis and in a timely and professional manner
  • Be familiar with performance indicators (P.I.) and take appropriate measures to comply with these standards
  • Perform chart reviews and summaries on all transfe Update the MPL, rewrite medication orders (getting them countersigned) and resubmit consults as needed.
  • Request radiology exams, lab-test, EKG's when indicated and interpret these results with the patient's clinical All results should be reviewed with the supervising MD or Chief physician.
  • Notify the staff MD and Urgicare about 3hour runs and EMS trips.
  • Complete and submit all encounter forms on a daily basis
  • Witness, sign, and document patient healthcare refusals
  • Complete special housing rounds when assigned
  • Review laboratory results and document in the medical chart as necessary
  • Generate medical modifications as needed
  • Generate special needs tracking forms as needed
  • Maintain clinical competency by reviewing PHS protocols, current medical literature and M.E's.
  • Ensuring that all progress notes and orders are countersigned before the end of the shift
  • Assure that standard of care is maintained
  • Maintain all required credentials
  • Maintain current licensure and CME requirements.

This position is located on Rikers Island.

Full-Time, Evening Tour 4pm-12am (Float)

Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree; no previous work experience required.
  • NY State Licensed Physician Assistant
  • Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • Please be advised that proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required prior to hire.

This position will require a background check, security clearance and/or drug screening. PAGNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, Vietnam era veteran, or disabled Veteran status.

EOE M/F/D/V


PAGNY provides equal opportunity in employment. WE recruit, select, train and promote the most qualified individuals. No person will be discriminated against in employment because of race, natural origin, citizenship, military status, creed, color, sex, religious beliefs, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or protected characteristics under the law.

 

Job Summary
Company
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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