Job Title: Cardiology Physician Assistant

Company: WMC Advanced Physician Services PC

City/State: Valhalla, NY

Category: Advanced Practice Providers

Department: Cardiology - West Division

Position: Full Time

Hours: Varied Nights

Shift: Night - 12 hour shift

Req #: 29670

Job Details:

Job Summary:

Under supervision of attending physician(s) and in accordance with New York State laws and Hospital Board regulations, an incumbent in this class provides medical and cardiac care in the department of Cardiology at Westchester Medical Center. General responsibilities include examining patients, formulating diagnoses and developing a treatment plan for patients, assisting the attending physician in performing cardiac procedures, documenting patient progress and cardiac care. A registered Physician Assistant may write prescriptions and medical orders, however, if employed at Westchester Medical Center, prescriptions must be counter-signed by an attending physician within 24 hours. Does related work as required.

Responsibilities:

Assists physicians in the cath lab, performing technical clinical procedures such as surgical insertion of catheters, placing central lines, etc.; Performs history and physical examinations, and requests and analyzes laboratory data to assess patient's needs and prepare the best medical treatment plan in accordance with accepted medical practices; Documents patient progress and care to communicate information to other health care providers and ensure an accurate record of activity in compliance with established regulations; Interprets wave form and evaluates chest x-rays; Evaluates post-procedure patients after discharge and provides patients with medical assistance and counseling under attending physician(s) supervision; Writes orders for diagnostic studies, fluids and medications, under the supervision of the attending physician(s), and submits orders for countersignature by attending physician within 24 hours; Keeps abreast of advancements in the cardiovascular field, attends case conferences and seminars, conducts rounds and continues education; Assists physician during cath lab procedures Removes invasive lines, including sheaths post cardiac procedures.

Experience:

Thorough knowledge of clinical cardiac practices and procedures for cardiac patients; good knowledge of medical therapeutic practices; good knowledge of hematologic system, anti-coagulation and management of post-procedure hemostasis; ability to make accurate medical diagnoses; ability to communicate well and relate to patients; ability to work well with physicians and other health care providers; ability to effectively use computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software in performing work assignments; ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the essential duties of the position; manual dexterity; sound professional judgment; integrity; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position. Qualifications: Must possess or be eligible for a NYS Physician Assistant license.

About Us:

WMCHealth is a 1,900-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with 10 hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level 1, Level 2 and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region's only acute care children's hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, a state of the art Telemedicine program, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State, today WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley. For more information about this opportunity, contact Andrea Ruggiero, Manager of Advanced Clinical Recruitment atemail Andrea.Ruggiero@wmchealth.org

About Us:

WMC Advanced Physician Services PC