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Variable Hours Officer - Physician Assistant

Emergency Medicine

Variable Hours Officer - Physician Assistant

  • 531626
  • Medical Center
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Part Time
  • Opening on: Dec 15 2022
  • Grade 105
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Temporary
  • End Date if Temporary: One year
  • Hours Per Week: 5
  • Salary Range: $100 - $110
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Chief Physician Assistant, the Variable Hours Officer - Physician Assistant (per diem) will provide services to the Emergency Medicine Department at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Locations include Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Allen Hospital. Schedule will be arranged by Chief Physician Assistant and hours are not to exceed an average of 20 hours per week.

Individual will perform a variety of functions and technical procedures necessary for admission, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and outcome evaluation of patients and participate in performance improvement, research and educational activities.


  • Obtain patients' history, perform physical examinations, order and evaluate appropriate laboratory, radiographic and electrocardiographic studies.
  • Review laboratory results and other clinical information pertinent to patient health, order appropriate tests and other ancillary services as needed, and develop care plans for patients.
  • Assist in the management of medical and surgical emergencies.
  • Assist the attending physician on any procedure falling within the Physician Assistant's scope of practice.
  • Initiate subspecialty consultations or evaluations.
  • Counsel and instruct patients and their families.
  • Render appropriate care in the presence of a life-threatening emergency when a physician is unavailable and document all care rendered in accordance with ER policies and procedures.
  • Ensure 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.
  • Will perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned/requested.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited Physician Assistant program or equivalent in education, plus four years of related experience.


Other Requirements

  • NYS medical license, NCCPA certification, DEA registration in NYS, ACLS, BLS and PALS certification

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