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Physician Assistant - Cardiology


Physician Assistant - Cardiology

  • 528626
  • Medical Center
  • Medicine
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Aug 12 2022
  • Grade 105
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit: n/a
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary: n/a
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $120,000 - $125,000

Position Summary

Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Department of Medicine, is seeking a Physician Assistant (PA) to work within the outpatient practice of the Center for Advanced Cardiac Care (CACC) under the management of the Chief Nurse Practitioner and direction of the CACC Medical Director within the Division of Cardiology. The PA will work collaboratively with Physicians, Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant peers, Registered Nurses, other members of the multidisciplinary care team, and administrative support staff within the CACC Program.


  • Obtain patient history, perform comprehensive and targeted physical examinations
  • Order and interpret diagnostic tests, and diagnose/manage chronic as well as acute patient problems.
  • Obtain and review internal and external records/reports.
  • Formulate a goal-directed plan that includes health maintenance, anticipatory guidance and appropriate medical and nursing interventions according to the established protocols.
  • Follow-up/collaborate with the Physician to re-develop the treatment plan as necessary.
  • Counsel/educate patients and their caregivers on disease processes and care management outside of the hospital.
  • Facilitate/coordinate hospital admissions and collaborate with inpatient team for safe discharges.
  • Work with NP and PA peers and the Registered Nurse team to triage daily patient calls and communicate with referring Providers.
  • Work with the multidisciplinary team including but not limited to Social Workers, Nutritionists, Pharmacists, Surgeons, the Palliative Care Team, the CACC Inpatient team, and other specialists as necessary to provide/coordinate care across the continuum.
  • Document all patient/caregiver encounters in the outpatient EMR.
  • Participate, review, disseminate, and incorporate research findings into clinical practice.
  • Participate in weekly multidisciplinary team meetings.
  • Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for Physician Assistant practice within respective scope of care and the delivery of safe, competent patient care.
  • Participates in maintaining a safe, therapeutic, and consumer-oriented environment.
  • Portion of time maybe spent in practice at other ColumbiaDoctors sites
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an accredited Physician Assistant program plus at least two years of experience in a hospital setting, preferably in cardiology and/or transplantation
  • Current New York State PA Licensure
  • NCCPA Certification
  • Current BCLS, ACLS, DEA, and NPI certifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with advanced Heart Failure, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, and post-Heart Transplant patient populations preferred as well as those patients being considered for/undergoing advanced therapies such as outpatient intravenous and/or inhaled medication support, and/or mechanical circulatory support.

Other Requirements

  • The candidate must be able to work collaboratively within a diverse team of professionals and must be a highly organized.
  • The candidate must have excellent communication skills and be able to work individually and as part of a team. 
  • The candidate must acknowledge that the patient is our highest priority.
  • Must be able to manage multiple cross-functional communications and process in a timely manner
  • Must have a high degree of professionalism in all communications
  • Familiarity and proficiency with computer-based programs such as electronic medical records systems, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and MS Excel.
  • Participation in Medical Surveillance required. 
  • Must successfully complete system training requirements

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

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