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Columbia University Physician Assistant in New York, New York

  • Requisition no: 516502

  • Work Type: Full Time

  • Location: Campus|Medical Center

  • School/Department: null

  • Categories: Health/Clinical

  • Job Type: Officer of Administration

  • Bargaining Unit:

  • Regular/Temporary: Regular

  • End Date if Temporary:

  • Hours Per Week: 35

  • Salary Range:

Position Summary

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.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires Bachelors or equivalent in education and years of experience from an accredited Physician Assistant program plus four years' related experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years experience in Emergency Medicine

  • Masters degree from an accredited Physician Assistant program strongly preferred

Other Requirements

  • Current NY state physician assistant license

  • NCCPA board certification

  • NY DEA registration

  • BLS ACLS and PALS certification

  • Must successfully complete systems training requirements.

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