Location: Suffern, New York
The primary function of an Emergency Department Physician Assistant is to work under the supervision of the Emergency Medicine physicians, providing medical care to patients of all ages presenting to the Emergency Department (or in certain situations, at other areas on the hospital grounds). Emergency physician assistants work collaboratively with other members of the Emergency Department staff including but not limited to registered nurses, technicians, and other ancillary members of the department. Emergency physicians will also interface with community medical providers, hospitalists, and EMS providers.
* Evaluate, diagnose, and treat a broad array of acute and non-acute medical and psychiatric conditions in patients of all ages presenting for care in the Emergency Department.
* Order and interpret clinically appropriate tests
* Perform procedures within the scope of practice and expertise as defined by the delineation of privileges for emergency physician assistants.
* Consult with private physicians and/or hospitalists concerning patients in the Emergency Department
* Provide safe discharge, admission, or transfer dispositions of patients in the emergency department
* Coordinate outpatient referral and follow-up care plans for patients being discharged from the emergency department
* Communicate diagnosis-specific education to patients and families/guardians.
* Coordinate inter-facility transfers for patients in need of services not offered at Good Samaritan Hospital
* Use an electronic medical record (EMR) to document patient encounters in a timely fashion, place orders for patient care, and view results
* Maintain current emergency medicine knowledge and skills though independent study, continuing medical education, and maintenance of board certification
* Maintain current certifications in Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (BLS/ACLS), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), plus any other certifications, as required by the Medical Staff Office
* Practice emergency medicine in an ethical manner consistent with contemporary, evidence-based practice guidelines
* Exhibit professionalism in the healthcare facility at all times
* Participate in medical staff, department, and hospital affairs as applicable
* Abide by departmental and hospital initiatives for practice quality and performance improvement
* Understand basic principles of documentation, coding, billing, and practice expense costs
* Maintain knowledge and compliance with major federal and New York state regulation that affect the practice of emergency medicine, including, but not limited to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996
Physician Assistant experience preferred. Possession of a valid Physician Assistant license and current registration, issued by the New York State Department of Education.
Master's degree in Physician Assistant studies
If applicable, the individual performing this job may reasonably anticipate coming into contact with human blood and other potentially infectious materials. Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.
Good Samaritan Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, NY, is a 286-bed hospital providing emergency, medical, surgical, obstetrical/gynecological and acute-care services to residents of Rockland and southern Orange counties in New York; and northern Bergen County, NJ. The hospital is home to a recognized cardiovascular program, comprehensive cancer-treatment services, the area's leading Wound and Hyperbaric Institute and outstanding maternal/child services that includes a Children's Diagnostic Center. Good Samaritan Hospital also provides social, psychiatric and substance-abuse services and its certified home-care agency supports residents of the Hudson Valley and beyond.