Long Island Community Hospital has a lot to offer job seekers. If you are interested in getting into, or furthering an already established career in healthcare you have come to the right place. The open positions you will find at LI Community Hospital are representative of an organization that is continually growing and changing. It is an exciting time to join LI Community Hospital, with the opening of the new Knapp Cardiac Care Center, the purchase of the former John J. Foley Nursing Home coming soon and new physician practices coming on board regularly.
LI Community Hospital offers an environment full of professional challenges with the support of a strong structure and leadership team to offer guidance and direction. You will feel the power of teamwork and a culture that is focused on providing our community the best care possible.
An equal opportunity employer, we recognize that you've worked hard to acquire your professional skills and have consistently stretched your talents, drive and abilities. For qualified individuals, the Medical Center provides a comprehensive benefits package.
The Physician Assistant Department is dedicated to providing quality, professional, cost-effective health care to all patients. They provide medical services under the supervision of a licensed physician fulfilling a broad range of medical services that would otherwise be provided by the physician. The PA shall be permitted to provide any service within his/her scope of training/skills delegated by the supervising physician or the patient's physician that has been approved by the Credentials Committee and is within the scope of practice of the physician. A PA employed as a surgical PA provides such services under the supervision of the patient’s surgeon and the Director of Surgery. The primary role of the surgical PA is to assist in surgery (including first-assisting), and when not in surgery to then assist the surgeons with surgical patient care in any other area of the hospital, including, but not limited to, the floors, the Emergency Department, the ICUs, the Labor and Delivery Room, and the Post Anesthesia Recovery area. A surgical PA also participates as a member of the Trauma Team, including taking on-call responsibilities.
Graduate of a PA program accredited by The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, or its predecessor
Current NCCPA certification and New York State license as a Registered Physician Assistant
Current ACLS documentation
Requires the psychomotor skills to perform assessments/reassessments, procedures, and to assist in surgery.
Prior first-assisting experience in general surgery including major trauma
Prior experience assisting with managing surgical patients in the ICU setting
Prior experience performing procedures such as insertion/removal of CVLs and chest tubes