Provide and supervise the provision of the diagnosis and continuous management (including regular clinical reassessments) of diseases and disorders of patients enrolled in START clinics.
The physician assistant provides medical services with the supervision of a licensed physician and reports directly to the Chief of the Medical Unit.
- Assists the physician in the performance of the physician’s duties.
- In the absence of the physician, supervise, through the Head Nurse, the deployment of medical staff.
- Provides the physician with monthly assessments on the status of illicit drug use of individual patients and the entire clinic population. This includes recommendations of the type of intervention indicated.
- Evaluates and examines patients, utilizing the clinical history, physical examination and the appropriate laboratory data adhering to appropriate standards of treatment.
- Practices and oversees the provision of health promotion and disease prevention to include administering vaccinations and counseling regarding the virtues of dietary and hygienic interventions where appropriate.
- Provides first-aid and emergency care to patients and staff who become ill during working hours.
- Provides the Division of Medical Services, Research and Information Technology with periodic performance evaluations of medical staff under their supervision.
- Assists in the conduct of clinical research projects, which the Division may from time to time, be engaged.
- Attends on a punctual basis at least ten medical meetings annually.
- Serves on one of the Division’s standing committee (Continuous Quality Improvement, Pharmacy and Therapeutics, or Research).
- Performs any and all task necessary to improve the quality of care, to improve the productivity of medical staff, and to improve patient satisfaction with the medical/nursing care they receive.
Performs any and all reasonable tasks necessary to enhance reimbursement and reduce denials for services rendered.
- Achieves productivity targets, objectives, and goals as communicated by Division directions.
- Performs any other duties as assigned by supervisory staff.
- A graduate from an accredited Physician Assistant Programs accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).
- Currently be registered to practice medicine in the State of New York.
- Three (3) years experience in adult primary care medicine, or board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) required.
- At least one year of experience in Addiction Medicine and certified.
- At least one year of HIV experience and certified.
- Must be competent in the use of computerized word-processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation programs.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Bilingual in any language a plus.