Full time and per diem positions available for NY licensed Physician Assistants with Critical Care experience.
An exempt position responsible for practicing medicine, including surgical services, and managing all aspects of in-patient medical care under the appropriate physician supervision as defined by New York State law.
Within physician-physician assistant relationship, Physician Assistants exercise autonomy in medical decision making a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. May include responsibilities involved with education, research, and administrative services.
- Conducts physical exams, assesses health status, orders and interprets tests, prescribes medications, and treat illnesses. Consult with physicians as needed and refers to physicians for more complicated medical cases or cases that are not a routine part of a PA's Scope of Practice.
- Facilitating care and management of patients admitted to the ICU and step-down units.
- Consultation for potential ICU candidates from the ER, floor, or post-operative patients.
- Rapid response team (RRT)
- Central line catheter insertion service
- Round on ICU/CCU/PCU inpatients and facilitate the appropriate care.
- Consult on surgical patients both on the floor and ER.
- · Multi-disciplinary bedside rounds on each patient with the intensivist(s), nurse manager(s), bed-side nurse for each patient, clinical pharmacist, respiratory therapist, and nutritionist to determine a daily treatment plan or goal for each patient on the critical care service.
- · Discussing daily treatment plans/goals and other pertinent issues with family members of critically ill patients as a facilitator of information on behalf of the critical care attending when unavailable.
- · First responders to the bedside of any patient on the critical care service demonstrating an acute change in clinical status.
- · Coordinating any treatments, interventions, testing or procedures that the patient may need.
- · Arranging appropriate consultations on behalf of the intensivist(s).
- · Performing emergent procedures when necessary and planned procedures determined by the intensivist.
- · Throughout the day/evening provide updates to the on-call intensivist of any progress, acute change(s) or challenges encountered in a patient's clinical status.
Familiar with anatomy, pharmacology, pathophysiology, clinical medicine and physical diagnosis.