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Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner – EmUrgentCare

Albany Medical Center

This is a Full-time position in Schaghticoke, NY posted January 24, 2023.

Department/Unit:

EmUrgent Care – Brunswick

Work Shift:

Day (United States of America)

The Physician Assistant (PA) is a credentialed position required to function in and practice in an expanded specialty. The PA has the responsibility and accountability for the assessment and management of patients, including ordering diagnostic tests, consultations, therapeutic interventions and the daily implementation and evaluation of an appropriate plan of care. Provides comprehensive healthcare sensitive to the needs of the population, including assessment, diagnosing, prescribing, and referrals where appropriate. Enabling patient choice in provision of care, complementing roles of MD and multidisciplinary team. The PA augments a physician’s ability to provide medical services to patients; collect and document data, conduct diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, order and schedule laboratory studies and professional consultations and provide direct patient care services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Applies knowledge of anatomy, principles or theories of neurology, microbiology, physiology, psychology, human disabilities, pharmacology, gerontology, human growth and development, human developmental disease, and medical terminology as appropriate in an urgent care setting and as appropriate for level of medical licensure.
  • Conduct patient assessments and complete physical examinations, collect clinical data including vital signs, collecting specimens, prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments, order and interpret medical laboratory test results, diagnose medical condition of patient, administer medications or treatments and perform minor surgery.
  • Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Staffs our outpatient addiction medicine clinic in conjunction with the attending physicians.
  • Rounds and coordinates care for our inpatient consult service for patients who are admitted to other services including Trauma, Surgery, Medicine, Pediatrics, and Ob/Gyn.
  • Coordinates care for ED patients who present with opioid use disorder and related complaints.
  • Works with attending physicians to provide clinical support and education for providers caring for patients with opioid use disorder.
  • Collaborates with our community partners to enhance access to medical assisted therapy for opioid use disorder.
  • Completes accurate patient coding for effective billing, maintain accurate and detailed patient medical reports, and maintain inventory of medical supplies and instruments.
  • Serves as a resource and team leader during clinical shifts to ensure the smooth flow of patient processing, treatment and discharge including patient triaging.

Physical Demands

  • Standing – Constantly
  • Walking – Constantly
  • Sitting – Rarely
  • Lifting – Frequently
  • Carrying – Frequently
  • Pushing – Occasionally
  • Pulling – Occasionally
  • Climbing – Occasionally
  • Balancing – Occasionally
  • Stooping – Frequently
  • Kneeling – Frequently
  • Crouching – Frequently
  • Crawling – Occasionally
  • Reaching – Frequently
  • Handling – Frequently
  • Grasping – Frequently
  • Feeling – Constantly
  • Talking – Constantly
  • Hearing – Constantly
  • Repetitive Motions – Constantly
  • Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination – Constantly

Working Conditions

  • Extreme cold – Rarely
  • Extreme heat – Rarely
  • Humidity – Rarely
  • Wet – Rarely
  • Noise – Constantly
  • Hazards – Frequently
  • Temperature Change – Rarely
  • Atmospheric Conditions – Rarely
  • Vibration – Rarely

Thank you for your interest in Albany Medical Center!

Please be aware for the safety and security of our colleagues and patients all new employees are required to successfully complete all applicable federal, State and institutionally mandated pre-employment screening requirements including:

  • Relevant Background Check(s)
  • Drug Screen
  • PPD / Tuberculosis Test
  • Reference Check
  • Applicable vaccinations

Albany Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.

This role may require access to information considered sensitive to Albany Medical Center, its patients, affiliates, and partners, including but not limited to HIPAA Protected Health Information and other information regulated by Federal and New York State statutes. Workforce members are expected to ensure that:
Access to information is based on a “need to know” and is the minimum necessary to properly perform assigned duties. Use or disclosure shall not exceed the minimum amount of information needed to accomplish an intended purpose. Reasonable efforts, consistent with Albany Medical Center policies and standards, shall be made to ensure that information is adequately protected from unauthorized access and modification.

Thank you for your interest in Albany Medical Center!​

Albany Medical is an equal opportunity employer.

This role may require access to information considered sensitive to Albany Medical Center, its patients, affiliates, and partners, including but not limited to HIPAA Protected Health Information and other information regulated by Federal and New York State statutes. Workforce members are expected to ensure that:

Access to information is based on a “need to know” and is the minimum necessary to properly perform assigned duties. Use or disclosure shall not exceed the minimum amount of information needed to accomplish an intended purpose. Reasonable efforts, consistent with Albany Med Center policies and standards, shall be made to ensure that information is adequately protected from unauthorized access and modification.