Chief Physician Assistant

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: New York City, NEW YORK


Posted: 10-Apr-24

Location: New York, New York

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open



Internal Number: 5168280

Chief Physician Assistant
Title: Chief Physician Assistant
Location: Upper East Side
Org Unit: Clinical Operation Starr and Lefrak
Work Days: Monday-Friday
Exemption Status: Exempt
Salary Range: $168,700.00 - $180,200.00
*As required under NYC Human Rights Law Int 1208-2018 - Salary range for this role when Hired for NYC Offices
Position Summary
The mission of The Department of Urology at Weill Cornell Medicine is to provide our patients with effective and emerging new therapies in urologic care in a compassionate environment. Through translational research we determine new approaches for prevention and treatment, while cultivating the next generation of leaders in urological health and science.
The Chief Advanced Practice Provider functions as the clinical, educational, and administrative resource to the WCM Department of Urology practice nurses (RN) and advanced practice providers (NP/PA) and oversees overall patient care delivery and management for these providers. In collaboration with an attending physician and the practice leadership team, is responsible for the coordination and direct care of patients within the department of urology, and clinical protocols, as needed. This role also works collaboratively with multidisciplinary health care teams and practice and quality leadership to optimize team performance and standards of care, is responsible for providing patient education and ensures compliance with departmental, clinical, and nursing policies & procedures.
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8-hour days, onsite
Job Responsibilities

  • Develops short- and long-term development and operational goals. Monitors outcomes and revises plans as necessary.
  • Recruits for and manages the orientation of new staff. Develops and provides in-service training to PA staff on new techniques, protocols, procedures, or new equipment. Reviews and implements necessary clinical competencies.
  • Ensures that PA staff's licensure and certifications are maintained and current as required by regulatory agencies.
  • Implements and supports patient-care models that ensure that staff is working at the top of their licensures.
  • Monitors levels of quality of service as measured by satisfaction surveys, customer comments and direct observation. Recommends strategies that are responsive to quality of service needs.
  • Ensures practice compliance with local, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Collaborates with the Quality and Patient Safety (QPS) Physician Leader in managing all clinical quality and safety issues and initiatives. Monitors infection control measures within the practice.
  • Implements and evaluates optimization strategies to ensure adequate staffing for scheduled patients and same-day or emergent cases.
  • Participates in risk management as they relate to the clinical space and activities.
  • Maintains familiarity with assigned hospital's Medical Staff Bylaws/Rules and Regulations and with the Delineation of Privilege ('DoP') application form and available privileges staff.
  • Provides recommendations for DoP requests that are in alignment with state regulatory and Weill Cornell Medicine's Scope of Practice.
  • In both an outpatient and inpatient setting, provides clinical services and care in conjunction with supervising physician.
  • Coordinates care of established patients: coordinates the ongoing care of established patients ensuring that diagnostic testing and sub specialty consultations and all follow up appointments are completed on a timely basis.
  • Coordinates care of new patients: coordinates the care of new patients ensuring that diagnostic testing and sub specialty consultations and all follow up appointments are completed on a timely basis.
  • Where applicable, assists physician in surgeries and/or procedures.
  • Obtains initial histories and performs physical examinations. Documents clinical findings in patient medical record. Develops and implements plan of care in conjunction with supervising physician.
  • Provides health education counseling to patients and families. Answers questions about disease and treatment plan.
  • Issues prescriptions for drugs, devices and immunizations as indicated.
  • Responsible for standard clinical care responsibilities that fall under the physician assistant role and scope of practice.
  • Graduate from ARC-PA accredited program
  • Master's Degree
Extensive clinical-practice experience (approximately 6 years).
Clinical leadership experience in an acute care setting with evidence of strong leadership potential.
Experience in change management and process improvement; exposure to process- improvement techniques (e.g. Lean/Six Sigma) are a plus.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • A team oriented individual that works collaboratively to achieve team goals.
  • Ability to lead by example and create a culture that embraces diversity and inclusion.
Licenses and Certifications
  • Current New York State Physician Assistant License & Registration
  • Certification from the National Commission of Physician Assistants, Inc (NCCPA)
  • BLS Certification (issued by the American Heart Association)
  • Current ACLS or PALS (if applicable)
Working Conditions/Physical Demands
Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that is committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians and scientists in New York City and around the world. Our doctors and scientists - faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization - are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Behavioral Health Center, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients - the center of everything we do. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Weill Cornell Medicine provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.
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