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Summary: An exempt position responsible for practicing medicine, including surgical services, and managing all aspects of in-patient medical care under the appropriate physician supervision as defined by New York State law. Within physician-physician assistant/nurse practitioner relationship, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners exercise autonomy in medical decision making a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conducts physical exams, assesses health status, orders and interprets tests, prescibes medications, and treat illnesses.
  • Consult with physicians as needed and refers to physicians for more complicated medical cases or cases that are not a routine part of a PA’s Scope of Practice
  • Round on surgical inpatients and facilitate the appropriate care
  • Write notes and consultations on patients seen
  • Attend Multi-disciplinary rounds
  • Consult on surgical patients both on the floor and ER
  • Work with nursing, care management, and other colleagues with a team approach and perspective
  • May place and remove surgical drains
  • Consult appropriate specialties as seen fit
  • Monitors therapies and provides continuity of care
  • Triage patient calls and evaluates patient’s problems and concerns. Responds to emergencies including use of CPR
  • Counsels patient/family on health care matters
  • Documents patient information and care in the medical record, in a confidential manner, and may maintain departmental statistical database for research and quality purposes
  • Familiar with anatomy, pharmacology, pathophysiology, clinical medicine and physical diagnosis
  • Demonstrates skill in gathering and analyzing physiological, socioeconomic, and emotional patient data
  • Demonstrates skill in accurately evaluating patient problems in person or via phone and providing appropriate advice, intervention, or referral
  • Demonstrates ability to make responsible decisions within the scope of PA practice.
  • Ability to assist in surgical procedures.
  • Demonstrates ability to collaborate effectively with physicians
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively with all other disciplines in the medical arena
  • Demonstrates ability to educate patients, families and staff in a user-friendly manner
  • Demonstrates ability to demonstrate hand-eye coordination, full range of motion, and manual dexterity

Education, Training, Licensure and Experience Requirements

  • Current New York State Licensed Physician Assistant
  • Current National Certification (Highly Recommended)
  • Current White Plains Hospital Physician Assistant Collaborative Practice Agreement
  • Certified in Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Proficiency in all procedures, techniques and skills approved in the delineation of privileges


  • Masters Degree in Nursing from an accredited school.
  • Current NYS license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse.
  • Current NYS certification as a Nurse Practitioner (either Adult/Geriatric).
  • Maintains a current collaborative practice agreement.
  • Current National Certification (Highly Recommended)
  • Certified in Basic Life Support (BLS)

Location: White Plains Hospital ยท Surgical PA/NPs
Schedule: Per Diem, Day, 2 weekend shifts/month, 5-6 hour shift

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