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Premier Medical Group of the Hudson Valley

Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner

Urology – Poughkeepsie, New York
Department Urology
Employment Type Full-Time Regular
Minimum Experience Experienced

The Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner is responsible for assisting physicians in conducting hospital rounds, on call services, as well as seeing patients independently for office visits. The Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner works independently as well as under the guidance of the physician and reports to a Supervising Physician.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works in collaboration with physicians and other health care providers to provide health care across the continuum of care to assigned patients.
  • Performs hospital rounds of new consults and follow-up patients and assists in discharge of patients. Note: Kingston position includes a monthly call schedule.
  • Obtains patient medical, physical and psycho-social history and performs comprehensive health assessment including physical exam, based on age and history.
  • Conducts non-invasive preventive screening procedures based on age and history.
  • Identifies medical and health risks and needs. Updates and records changes in health status in EMR.
  • Formulates the appropriate differential diagnosis based on history, physical examination and clinical findings.
  • Orders and interprets appropriate diagnostic tests and laboratory studies within protocol guidelines.
  • Develops and provides a relevant patient education plan.
  • Prescribes and administers appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies.
  • Participates in assisting and performing common minor urological procedures.
  • Makes appropriate referrals to other health professionals and community agencies.
  • Determines the effectiveness of the plan of care through documentation of client care outcomes.
  • Reassesses and modifies the treatment plan as necessary to achieve medical and health goals
  • Completes all documentation in EMR in a timely fashion. Codes patient visits accurately and appropriately.
  • Participates in quality assurance review on a periodic basis, including systematic review of records and treatment plans.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity.
  • Consults other departments, as needed and as appropriate, to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner Program; NYS licensed
  • 1 – 5 years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Demonstrates an ability to utilize advanced health assessment and decision making skills.
  • Utilizes initiative; strives to maintain steady level of productivity; a self-starter; compatible and supportive; a team player.
  • Maintains a good working relationship and effective communication both within the department and with other departments for the benefit of the patient.
  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
  • Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
  • Attends outside clinical updates as required, and attends annual review and department in-services as scheduled.
  • Complies with Joint Commission and other regulatory requirements and standards
  • Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement activities.

Premier Medical Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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  • Location
    Poughkeepsie, New York
  • Department
    Urology
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time Regular
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
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