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Physician Assistant - Cardiology


Physician Assistant - Cardiology

  • 520090
  • Medical Center
  • Medicine
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Nov 2 2021
  • 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: Commensurate with experience

Position Summary

The Physician Assistant (PA) will join a team of endovascular specialists in a fast-growing Endovascular Center. The primary focus of the PA will be to see patients in an outpatient setting in multiple locations. The PA will assess patients in clinic to evaluate cardiovascular disease and collaborate with physicians to implement the appropriate treatment plan. The PA will also be instrumental in assisting to develop patient volume, educating potential referring doctors regarding the Center's capabilities and providing in-service education to clinical providers and extenders.


  • Perform chart review prior to clinic days and assist in creating a patient summary 
  • Examine patients, complete a medical history and summarize each patient's condition to the physician
  • Educate patients and their families on conditions and treatment options including risks 
  • Coordinate pre- and post-procedural testing in collaboration with the Endovascular clinical coordinator 
  • Review results of pre- and post-procedural testing and communicate results to patients, families and referring physicians 
  • Respond to patient and family inquiries 
  • Assist patients in navigating through evaluation to procedure to post procedural follow up
  • See both new patients and follow up patients in clinic and in other ambulatory settings
  • Participate in weekly coordination of care meetings 
  • Help to develop referral pathways and perform outreach to referring clinicians 
  • Perform basic wound care
  • Round on inpatients as needed
  • Perform other activities as defined by patient need

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus one to two years of related experience, plus current New York State PA license.
  • NCCPA Board Certification
  • Prior cardiology experience is required
  • 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
  • Experience managing complex schedules 

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least two years of experience in a hospital setting, preferably in cardiology 
  • Wound care experience preferred
  • Prior vascular medicine experience is desired
  • Bilingual (Spanish) helpful but not required

Other Requirements

  • The candidate must be able to work collaboratively within a diverse team of professionals 
  • The candidate must be highly organized
  • The candidate must have excellent communications skills and be able to work individually and as part of a team
  • The candidate must acknowledge that the patient is our highest priority 
  • Participation in the medical surveillance program
  • Must successfully complete systems training requirements

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