Physician Assistant (PA) - Ophthalmology

for Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, NY

Job Description

**Position Summary**

Provide patient care services for our Ophthalmology service.

**Position Activities**

Participates in ophthalmic consult service. Clinically manages patients in the inpatient facility and emergency department, ensures 24/7 consult coverage, creates, distributes, and participates in consult coverage schedule including night and weekend rotations, ensures ED referrals are tracked and patients appropriately follow-up in outpatient clinic; ensures equipment is maintained.

Educates patients regarding their conditions and treatments.

Assists with clinical responsibilities and inpatient follow up during general outpatient clinic session under the supervision of an attending physician

Interprets incoming lab results and radiological studies; instructs patients regarding medication administration and dosage and monitors patient responses to medications; prepares and review patient medical records; participates in educational initiatives

Provides surgical assist in Operating Room for ophthalmic cases as needed.

Functions as an integral part of a clinical research team which may include study subject recruitment and research-specific clinical exams. Opportunities for further involvement for interested candidates.

Manages telephone inquiries and urgent clinical issues arising in patients under the supervision of an attending physician.

Stays current in field; participates in relevant multidisciplinary clinical conferences and CME courses

Administers injections.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

**Minimum Requirements**

Bachelors Degree

Current New York State license

DEA

BCLS and ACLS

Graduate of an accredited PA program

Current NCCPA certification

**Highly Desired Requirements**

Masters degree

Ophthalmic surgical experience

Two-years work experience in clinical setting.

**Skill and Abilities**

Excellent communication skills

High quality clinical skills

Proven Professionalism

Ability to work in teams.

**Working Conditions/Physical Demands**

No additional working conditions/physical demands provided.

No relocation assistance is provided for this position.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

_Founded in 1898, and affiliated with what is now New York-Presbyterian Hospital since 1927, Weill Cornell Medical College is among the top-ranked clinical and medical research centers in the country. In addition to offering degrees in medicine, Cornell also has Ph. D. programs in biomedical research and education at the Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and with neighboring Rockefeller University and the Sloan-Kettering Institute, has established a joint MD-PhD. program for students to intensify their pursuit of Cornell's triple mission of education, research, and patient care. _

_Weill Cornell Medical College's educational mission emphasizes the importance of combining a strong foundation in the medical sciences with extensive clinical training in patient care. By promoting a true social commitment, stimulating creativity, and fostering independent thought and study, Weill Cornell Medical College continues to cultivate the best of tomorrow's leaders in the field of medicine. _

Weill Cornell Medical College is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EOE/M/F/Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

**Organization:** _Ophthalmology_

**Title:** _Physician Assistant (PA) - Ophthalmology_

**Location:** _New York City_

**Requisition ID:** _29788_

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