Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
The VA New York Harbor Healthcare System is currently recruiting for a Physician Assistant to work in our Surgical Intensive Care Unit. The duties and responsibilities for the physician assistant in the surgical intensive care unit include but are not limited to: -Daily rounding to observe & record each patient`s medical progress update medical records & change orders as appropriate & permitted herein, including notification of responsible physician of significant changes (documentation of consultation with supervising physician is required; notes & orders do not have to be cosigned). - Documentation of discharge summaries (supervising physician must write a discharge note or cosign the discharge summary) - Documentation of progress notes & summaries in the patient`s medical record - Drawing of blood specimens for laboratory tests & other procedures - Education & counseling of patients & families in preventive care, medical conditions & use of prescribed treatment & medication - History & physical examination, initial (supervising physician must review & countersign all admitting inpatient H&Ps) - Initiation of requests for consultation & scheduling of special studies - Obtaining & documenting informed consent & documenting procedures performed for which the PA is responsible - Ongoing outpatient & inpatient care for assigned patients - Order of diagnostic studies, such as laboratory tests, radiology studies or electrocardiograms - Other duties as assigned Some non-routine duties may include, but no limited to: - Administration of topical or local anesthesia; Aspiration - needle, of joints & bursae: Assistance in intraoperative care; Bronchoscopy under physician supervision; Endotracheal suction; Excision - benign lesion, skin & soft tissue; Gastric lavage; Incision & drainage - abscess; Insertion - Foley catheter; Insertion - nasogastric tube; Insertion & removal - intravenous line; Insertion & removal - peripheral arterial line; Insertion & removal of midline/ PICC lines at bedside with ultrasound; Lumbar drain; Removal - suture; Spine & brain drains; Suture/closure - laceration, simple; Thoracentesis; Topical cautery, Wound debridement & care and other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Various tours of duties and shifts as assigned, subject to change based on the needs of the agency. Financial Discloser Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.