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Psychiatric Physician Assistant (AMKC C-95) - Day tour

Company: Physician Affiliate Group of New York (PAGNY)
Location: East Elmhurst
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Family Practice/Primary Care opening in East Elmhurst, New York. This and other physician assistant jobs brought to you by DocCafe

Physician Affiliate Group of New York (PAGNY) is one of the largest multi-disciplinary groups in the country whose main purpose is to nurture and embolden the healthcare providers who take care of the most fragile and vulnerable patients in New York City. PAGNY people do more than diagnose and treat; we uplift the spirits and dignity of patients because we love what we do, and it shows. PAGNY is committed to recruiting and retaining productive and enthusiastic physicians and promotes our health professionals' wellness. PAGNY is comprised of over 4,000 physicians and healthcare professionals who provide services to NYC Health + Hospitals (H+H), the largest public health system in the United States. Our practitioners are highly skilled professionals with outstanding credentials who deliver the highest level of quality healthcare to patients throughout New York City. EOE M/F/D/VBesides providing administrative and human resources services, PAGNY also fosters an environment in its partner hospitals that allows healthcare professionals to identify and implement best practices across institutions; promote training, academic, and research opportunities; develop multidisciplinary integrated clinical service lines; build new systems of care; and address the impact of anticipated major changes in the nation's healthcare system. With approximately 65,000 admissions per year and 10,000 average daily population, the NYC jail system is among the largest in the nation. The Division of Correctional Health Services (CHS) of New York Health + Hospitals (H+H) is responsible for the delivery of medical care, mental health care and discharge planning within the jail system.Under the supervision of a Senior/Supervising Psychiatrist in the Mental Health Service of CHS, this position requires the provision of high quality, team-based psychiatric services including psychopharmacologic interventions, for individuals incarcerated in the New York City jail system. The mental health service strives to provide safe, holistic and evidence-based therapeutic interventions for the diverse range of mental health issues that face the population, from serious mental illness to the natural struggles that accompany incarceration. The service provides some of the most comprehensive and unique treatment modalities in the country, including specialty housing units, mental observation units for individuals with serious mental illness, a 24-hour on-call psychiatric service, robust creative arts programming, outpatient-level clinics in each of the facilities, substance use treatment, integrated re-entry services, and relationships with multiple training institutions throughout the city. Each of the facilities in the jail system has unique patient population and environmental characteristics; each psychiatric Physician's Assistant will be matched with the population that most closely meets their clinical expertise and desired work location and schedule. Experience working in correctional settings is not required, however the ability to work closely and effectively with multiple other disciplines, including security staff, is critical.
Responsibilities:

  • Provide psychiatric care, including admission evaluations, follow-ups, and urgent and emergent consultations to individuals with mental health needs.
  • Participate in the creation of an individualized treatment plan after discussing the case with the mental health care team, collecting and reviewing psychosocial data, medical history, nursing assessment, and other pertinent information.
  • Evaluate patients for the need for a higher level of care, including hospitalization. If a patient is hospitalized, maintain contact with the hospital psychiatric staff to ensure continuity of care.
  • Provide patient education, specifically around issues related to medications and treatment adherence, and aftercare services.
  • Document all activities in the electronic medical record in a timely, concise and clear manner.
  • Integrate nursing and medical concepts in planning care for medically complicated psychiatric patients.
  • Provide consultation to non-prescribing mental health staff and medical staff about diagnosis, treatment and/or the need for psychiatric medication.
  • Participate in team meetings with the treatment staff, on a daily basis if working on a mental observation unit and on a weekly basis if working in one of the clinics.
    Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor's Degree
  • State of New York Certified Physician's Assistant and Certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician's Assistant
  • At least 3 years of hospital or outpatient clinical experience as a PA in Behavioral Health
  • An equivalent and satisfactory combination of education and experience may be consideredDepartment Preferences:
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of psychopathology in assessing patients in need of mental health treatment, including mental status examination and diagnosis.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of psychopharmacology as it pertains to the patient population being treated and writing prescriptions.Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pmSalary: $139,226.62 - $149,723.88 annually Please be advised that proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required prior to hire.EOE M/F/D/V


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Keywords: Physician Affiliate Group of New York (PAGNY), New York , Psychiatric Physician Assistant (AMKC C-95) - Day tour, Healthcare , East Elmhurst, New York

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