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Physician Assistant

  • Requisition no: 500160
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Medical Center
  • School/Department: Emergency Medicine
  • Grade: Grade 105
  • Categories: Health/Clinical

Position Summary 

Under the direction of the Chief Physician Assistant, the Physician Assistant will provide services to the Emergency Medicine Department at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and/or Allen Hospital. Individual will perform a variety of functions and technical procedures necessary for admission, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and outcome evaluation of patients. Will participate in performance improvement, research and educational activities. 


  • Obtains patients' history, performs physical examinations, orders and evaluates appropriate laboratory, radiographic and electrocardiographic studies. 
  • Reviews laboratory results and other clinical information pertinent to patient health, orders appropriate tests and other ancillary services as needed, and develops care plans for patients.
  • Assists in the management of medical and surgical emergencies.
  • Assists the attending physician on any procedure falling within the Physician Assistant's scope of practice. 
  • Initiates subspecialty consultations or evaluations. 
  • Counsels and instructs patients and their families. 
  • Renders appropriate care in the presence of a life-threatening emergency when a physician is unavailable and documents all care rendered in accordance with ER policies and procedures. 
  • Ensures all medical records and notes are countersigned by attending physician. 
  • Upon discharge, notes discharge summaries, prescriptions and any referrals on patient charts. Informs patients of the necessary post-discharge care instructions. 
  • Functions within the standards of practice established by American Nurses Association Standards of Clinical Practice. Acts within the policies and procedures of the University, hospital, division, and clinical department. 
  • Conforms to all applicable HIPAA, billing compliance and safety guidelines. 
  • Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned/requested.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires bachelors or masters degree from an accredited Physician Assistant program plus four years' related experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years experience in Emergency Medicine

Other Requirements

  • NY state physician assistant license
  • NCCPA board certification
  • NY DEA registration

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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