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Physician Assistant - Orthopedics/Urology

Physician Affiliate Group of New York (PAGNY) is comprised of over 3,000 physicians and healthcare professionals who provide services to NYC Health + Hospitals, 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.  Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

Serving the southern Brooklyn community since 1875, Coney Island Hospital is Brooklyn’s most modern community hospital providing patients with the highest quality care.  Coney Island Hospital is care for the “whole person” and seek to heal patients, their families and its diverse community in a way that respects both individuality and culture.

Responsibilities:

Urology/ Orthopedics:

Position Summary: Full time position cross covering Orthopedics and Urology. Schedule includes mainly night time coverage with occasional weekend and day coverage.

Job Description: Under the supervision of a Physician, Physician Assistant will provide inpatient as well as outpatient care as needed. The Duties and Responsibilities include all of the following and are not limited to:

General:

  • Performs complete pre-operative History and Physicals on all surgical patients, identifying and alerting the surgeon to any disqualifying conditions that present
  • Interprets laboratory and diagnostic tests
  • Orders, collects and performs appropriate laboratory and diagnostic studies, such as routine laboratory tests, EMG, electrocardiogram and radiologic examinations including arthrogram, ultrasound, CT, MRI and bone scan studies
  • Implements therapeutic intervention for specific conditions when appropriate
  • Performs first assistant duties in all surgical procedures
  • Formulates and implements discharge planning and clinical follow-up in conjunction with surgeon
  • Dictates discharge summaries
  • Evaluates and provides appropriate intervention (in conjunction with supervising surgeon) for ER and nursing home patients
  • Answers consults from the ED and other wards for Urology and Orthopedics

Orthopedics:

  • Performs comprehensive and problem-focused histories and physical examinations
  • Formulates treatment plan for orthopedic conditions within their scope of practice
  • Performs compartment pressure measurements, digital blocks and regional anesthesia
  • Performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures such as aspirations and injections of joints, bursars and cysts.
  • Performs closed reductions of fractures and dislocations
  • Applies braces, casts, splints and other orthopedic appliances
  • Assists in the surgical suite including first assist, deep and superficial wound closure, application of internal devices and any other procedures delegated by the supervising orthopedic surgeon

Urology:

  • Performs first or second assistant duties in all surgical procedures, including nephrectomies, nephrostomies, radical prostatectomies, cystectomies, orchiectomies, penile prosthetic implantations, urological trauma procedures, transurethral procedures, artificial urethral sphincter implantations, stent procedures and others
  • Performs and/or assists in procedures such as transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) volume studies, urodynamics, cystoscopies, post-void residual (PVRs) evaluations, difficult catheterizations, post-op voiding trails and other necessary procedures

Qualifications:

  • Required Qualifications:

    • Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant Program, required
    • Current Board Certification from the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), required.
    • Licensed Physician Assistant by the New York State Department of Education, required.
    • Bachelor's degree, required
    • Current BLS certification, required
    • D.E.A. Certificate, required
    • Infection Control Certificate, required

    New Graduates are welcome!

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