Physician Assistant – Internal Medicine/Bellevue Hospital

Job ID: 1031659_RR00010131
Area of Talent: Allied Health
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Location: NYU School of Medicine
Shift: 07:00 AM to 07:30 PM

NYU Langone Medical Center, a world-class, patient-centered, integrated, academic medical center, is one of the nation’s premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of four hospitals – Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation; the Hospital for Joint Diseases, one of only five hospitals in the nation dedicated to orthopaedics and rheumatology; and Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children’s health services across the medical center – plus the NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. The medical center’s tri-fold mission to serve, teach and discover is achieved 365 days a year through the seamless integration of a culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education and research. For more information, go to www.NYULMC.org.

Position Summary:
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Physician Assistant in General Internal Medicine at our affliate hospital, Bellevue Medical Center.

In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for performing complete health histories, physical examinations and psychosocial assessments of patients on the General Medicine Service at Bellevue Hospital; ordering customary laboratory, radiological and diagnostic studies per practice protocols, differentiating between normal/abnormal findings and following protocol for abnormal findings; formulating the plan of care along with the attending physician, patient and family, based on expected goals of care and length of stay; prescribing in-patient and discharge medications according to NYS law, including controlled substances with DEA authorization; facilitating the continuity of care across a continuum of services, e.g. home care and other appointments; documenting and communicating relevant patient information. Other responsibilities include working in the short stay unit, and caring for alternate level of care of patients.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supports the mission, philosophy, standards, goals and objectives of the institution, department and clinical service.
  • Plans and organizes care to meet individual patient needs and to ensure appropriate clinical resource utilization per protocols, pathways, and other means.
  • Works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team including the attending physician to develop and implement the therapeutic plan of care for a group of patients and ensure communication with family members.
  • Participates in the development and revision of interdisciplinary and hospital standards, patient and family education materials as relevant to area of practice and expertise.
  • Works collaboratively with the attending physician to maintain timely and appropriate communication with family members, house staff, other disciplines and ancillary services.
  • Provides consultation about the therapeutic regimen to the nursing staff responsible for the patients care in the hospital setting.
  • Facilitates patients throughput and efficient process during patients admission and discharge.
  • Facilitates the continuity of care across the continuum of services, e.g. home care, other facilities, appointments with MDs etc.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the organizations Core Values and incorporates them into the performance of responsibilities.
  • Participates in designated activities related to professional physician assistant practice standards.
  • Functions as a respectful member of the health care team.
  • Promotes own professional growth and development in clinical role.
  • Maintains current expertise in area of practice.
  • Maintains annual CME requirement for re-appointment and privileging.
  • Maintains PA board certification.
  • Serves as a clinical expert and resource for the education of peers and other health professionals.
  • Participates in the development and monitoring of patient outcomes per established practice protocols for purposes of quality and performance improvement.
  • Uses evidence-based health care literature to advise and support appropriate practice changes within the designated service.
  • Works collaboratively with nursing and other disciplines in the development and implementation of clinical studies within the area of expertise.
  • Assists in the preparation, implementation, and evaluation of research protocols when applicable.
  • Monitors and trends the cost effectiveness of the position, particularly as it relates to the efficiency and performance indicators established for the service.
  • Coordinates implementation of clinical research studies or clinical trials, including patient screening, enrollment and data collection.
  • Performs complete health history, physical examination and psychosocial assessment of patients within the designated practice or clinical unit.
  • Documents and communicates relevant patient information comprehensively and in a timely manner.
  • Orders customary laboratory, radiological and diagnostic studies per practice protocols, differentiates between normal/abnormal findings and follows protocols for abnormal findings, which may include referral to consulting physicians per customary pattern of the attending MD or as delegated by supervising physician
  • Formulates the plan of care, along with the attending physician, patient and family, based on expected goals of care and length of stay.
  • Works collaboratively with the attending physician, consulting physician(s), and other disciplines to identify, develop, and implement an appropriate plan of care that maximizes individual patient/family preference and enhances quality, access, and cost-effective outcomes
  • Prescribes in-patient and discharge medications according to New York State law, including controlled substances with DEA authorization.
  • Prescribes medical equipment, devices, physical and occupational therapy, and home health services per practice protocol.
  • Practices as a member of the allied health staff according to the rules and regulations of the Medical Staff and bylaws as outlined in the delineation of privileges.
  • Performs delegated clinical duties effectively and efficiently.
  • Practices within the scope of practice of supervising physician.
  • Evaluates treatment and health care plans for effectiveness and modifies per clinical standards and practice protocols.
  • Educates patient and family to facilitate and promote healthy adjustment to new or changed health patterns.
  • Acts as a professional role model to all levels of staff by incorporating expertise and related experience into all aspects of patient care.
  • Considers needs and behaviors of specific patient age and cultural groups in all patient care.

Minimum Qualifications:
To qualify you must have a Physician Assistant Bachelor’s degree, current NYS Physician Assistant License, NCCPA Board certification ACLS, BLS, PALS, NRP Provider and NALS per delineation of privileges, plus at least two years of clinical rotation in various medical, surgical or other specialty areas and previous experience as a Physician Assistant.


Required Licenses: Physician Assistant Lic-NYS

Preferred Qualifications:
Previous experience as a physician assistant or physician assistant fellowship experience is preferred. Membership in professional specialty organizations desirable.

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

NYU Langone Medical Center provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you’ll feel good about devoting your time and your talents. And just as our employees invest so much in us, we invest in our employees. We’re pleased to have one of the most competitive compensation packages not only among New York’s hospitals and healthcare institutions, but within the corporate sector as well. We begin with exceptional medical, dental, and drug coverage. We enhance this basic coverage with comprehensive wellness programs, and supplement those with retirement investment and benefits plans, and generous paid time off allowances. Add to that a very attractive tuition program, and you’ll see just some of the ways that NYU Langone Medical Center demonstrates our commitment to our employees.

NYU Langone Medical Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, military and veteran status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.
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