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.
*ADA Essential Functions
- Bachelors 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 certification, required.