Northwell Health Practice Physician Assistant - General Surgery - New York City - Full Time - Primarily office work in New York, New York

Req Number 000U90

Job Category Physician Assistant

Job Description

The Practice Physician Assistant is a key member of the patient care team. In this role, you will perform a variety of functions and technical procedures necessary for the admission, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and outcome evaluation. You will participate in performance improvement, research and educational activities, as well as write orders for medications, laboratory work and diagnostic tests. You will also perform daily patient rounds and document any prescriptions or referrals on the patient's chart.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Takes initial patient histories and performs physical examinations.

  • Initiates, documents and communicates the plan of care and follows-up to ensure complete screening and preparation of patients.

  • Performs daily patient rounds.

  • Writes orders for medications, laboratory work and diagnostic tests. Interprets laboratory and test results.

  • Confers with attending physicians, residents, nursing staff and/or other care providers to ensure optimum quality of patient care.

  • Upon discharge, notes discharge summaries, prescriptions and any referrals on patient charts. Informs patients of the necessary post-discharge care instructions.


  • Bachelor’s Degree, required.

  • Graduate of an accredited (Accreditation Review Committee for Physician Assistant Programs (ARC-PA) program, required.

  • Licensed Physician Assistant (LPA) by the New York State Department of Education, required.

  • Current NCCPA Certification from the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), required.

  • Current BLS and ACLS certification, required.