DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: The work involves providing medical care in support of
professional medical staff. The incumbent provides a variety of medical services to patients in accordance with established laws and hospital procedures. The incumbent works cooperatively with other health professionals under the direct supervision of an M.D. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
Provides patients with medical assistance and counseling on health related problems as directed by the attending physician;
Takes and records or reviews and interprets the patient's medical and social history;
Performs physical examinations and assessment;
Obtains samples and specimens for appropriate laboratory analysis, and reviews results;
Makes diagnoses and prescribes therapeutic regimens;
Provides first-aid and performs minor surgical procedures, treatment services, and other medical support roles under the supervision of a physician;
Screens patients to assess need for immediate care or referral to other health personnel;
Administers medication and drugs in accordance with established policies and procedures;
Conducts follow-up examinations of patients;
Writes orders for diagnostic studies, medications, and referrals to specialists;
Documents patients charts and maintains detailed records of patient treatment;
Performs related duties as assigned by the medical staff.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
Good knowledge of clinical medicine; good knowledge of medical science; ability to make accurate medical diagnosis and therapeutics; ability to relate well to supervising physicians; ability to communicate well with and relate well to colleagues and patients; good judgment; integrity; initiative; physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Completion of a Physician's Assistant Training Program approved by the New York State Education Department or the American Medical Association or completion of the requirement for licensed by the New York State Department of Education as a Physician's Assistant and possession of registration at the time of appointment.
NOTE: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full-time experience requirements