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Under the general supervision of a licensed physician, the provider evaluates and treats patients having medical and/or surgical problems. Performs patient histories and physical examinations and performs and/or interprets diagnostic tests and/or procedures as detailed in the department specific scope of practice. Participates in teaching and quality assurance activities with other members of the clinical department. Delivers direct patient care.


Under the general supervision of an appropriately licensed physician:

  • Performs patient histories and physical examinations; orders laboratory tests and radiographic studies; performs and/or interprets laboratory and test results; initiates patient treatment. May respond to initial requests for service-specific consultation. May initiate or participate in initial management and stabilization of patients or other medical or surgical emergencies.
  • Writes appropriately authorized prescriptions; may prescribe controlled substances under personal active DEA license or appropriate physician counter-signature.
  • May perform routine or emergency procedures in accordance with the PAs clinical privileges, including, but not limited to: irrigation, debridement, and suturing/repair of wounds or incisions, insertion/removal of nasogastric tubes and indwelling urinary catheters, insertion/removal of intravenous lines peripherally or centrally, sampling of arterial blood, placement/removal of arterial lines, removal of surgical drains, placement/management of external ventricular and lumbar drains, placement/management of intracranial monitors, etc.
  • Acts as assistant in operating areas, angiography suites, and procedural areas, as needed. May perform preoperative and post-operative evaluation and render related medical care as necessary.
  • Confers with attending physicians, residents, nursing staff, etc., to ensure delivery of quality patient care. Confers regularly with Supervising Physician and/or Physician Assistant and co-workers to keep them apprised of clinical developments, patient concerns, etc. May participate in special projects assigned by department attendings. May help prepare and analyze QA/PI data for review.
  • Performs other duties pursuant to clinical responsibility, such as arranging follow-up for patients, obtaining informed consent from patients for procedures, recalling patients for further evaluation and treatment, escorting patients, when necessary, to other areas of the hospital, etc. Informs patients of necessary pre-surgical and post-discharge instructions as required. Makes appropriate entries in patients charts.
  • Completes and documents participation in continuing medical education required of physician assistants in order to meet requirements for continuing certification and licensure, including assigned lectures and conferences.


  • Job requires completion of NYS-approved program for training of physician assistant to acquire knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and clinical patient care, usually via Bachelor of Science program/degree in a closely related field. Certain education/training may be accepted by NYS in lieu of these requirements (nurse, etc.).
  • Valid New York State license and registration as a physician assistant.
  • Registration required with New York State as Physician Assistant. Certification with National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (or equivalent organization) required for Physician Assistant. Certification may be required with American Heart Association or like organization in some areas as provider of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS).
  • DEA from DOH/Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement.
  • Current Infection Control Certificate.
  • Basic MS Office Suite skill required.
  • High level of analytical ability required to effectively and expeditiously diagnose and treat medical/surgical problems under the direction of supervising physician.
  • Interacts with various hospital medical, administrative, and professional staff in the course of routine clinical duties. High degree of professional responsibility required for daily contacts with patients and their families.
  • Manual dexterity required for adept manipulation of surgical instruments and handling of medical equipment; physical strength necessary for lifting and proper handling/positioning of patients.

Employer Description

Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are key drivers for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education, and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together. We invite you to participate actively as a part of the Mount Sinai Health System team by:

  • Using a lens of equity in all aspects of patient care delivery, education, and research to promote policies and practices to allow opportunities for all to thrive and reach their potential.
  • Serving as a role model confronting racist, sexist, or other inappropriate actions by speaking up, challenging exclusionary organizational practices, and standing side-by-side in support of colleagues who experience discrimination.
  • Inspiring and fostering an environment of anti-racist behaviors among and between departments and co-workers.

We work hard to acquire and retain the best people and to create an inclusive, welcoming and nurturing work environment where all feel they are valued, belong and are able to professional advance. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise contribute to the patient experience and quality of patient care.

Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our history!

“About the Mount Sinai Health System:

Mount Sinai Health System is one of the largest academic medical systems in the New York metro area, with more than 43,000 employees working across eight hospitals, more than 400 outpatient practices, more than 300 labs, a school of nursing, and a leading school of medicine and graduate education. Mount Sinai advances health for all people, everywhere, by taking on the most complex health care challenges of our time — discovering and applying new scientific learning and knowledge; developing safer, more effective treatments; educating the next generation of medical leaders and innovators; and supporting local communities by delivering high-quality care to all who need it. Through the integration of its hospitals, labs, and schools, Mount Sinai offers comprehensive health care solutions from birth through geriatrics, leveraging innovative approaches such as artificial intelligence and informatics while keeping patients’ medical and emotional needs at the center of all treatment. The Health System includes approximately 7,400 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 joint-venture outpatient surgery centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and more than 30 affiliated community health centers. We are consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals, receiving high “Honor Roll” status, and are highly ranked: No. 1 in Geriatrics and top 20 in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology/Lung Surgery, Rehabilitation, and Urology. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 12 in Ophthalmology. U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” ranks Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital among the country’s best in several pediatric specialties. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is ranked No. 14 nationwide in National Institutes of Health funding and in the 99th percentile in research dollars per investigator according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. Newsweek’s “The World’s Best Smart Hospitals” ranks The Mount Sinai Hospital as No. 1 in New York and in the top five globally, and Mount Sinai Morningside in the top 20 globally.

The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. We are passionately committed to addressing racism and its effects on our faculty, staff, students, trainees, patients, visitors, and the communities we serve. Our goal is for Mount Sinai to become an anti-racist health care and learning institution that intentionally addresses structural racism.”

EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans


The Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) provides a salary range to comply with the New York City Law on Salary Transparency in Job Advertisements. The salary range for the role is $61.56 – $61.56 Hourly. Actual salaries depend on a variety of factors, including experience, education, and hospital need. The salary range or contractual rate listed does not include bonuses/incentive, differential pay or other forms of compensation or benefits.