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Physician Assistant - Virtual ExpressWell Care - Psychiatry- Per Diem

Company: Physician Affiliate Group of New York (PAGNY)
Location: Bronx
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Psychiatric-Mental Health opening in Bronx, New York. This and other physician assistant jobs brought to you by

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. NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, located just 15 minutes from NYC, is an acute care teaching hospital academically affiliated with Weill-Cornell Medical College. Dedicated to providing high quality patient care to a diverse community, Lincoln Medical Center is a NYS designated Level I Trauma and Stroke Center and has Centers of Excellence in all medical specialties including its award- winning Cancer and Breast Centers.
The Virtual ExpressWell (vEW) is the behavioral health component of Virtual ExpressCare and is a 24/7 service that offers a simple and easy way for our patients to access high-quality and affordable virtual urgent mental health and substance use care services. The ability to meet patients where they are will allow NYC Health + Hospitals to deliver safe, competent care outside of the four walls of hospitals and health centers. Available through a designated website or through phone, vEW will serve as a major outlet of growth for NYC Health + Hospitals. Reporting directly to the vEW Associate Medical Director, the vEW Physician Assistant carries out protocols identified for the mental health and substance use treatment of designated patients reflecting accepted standards of clinical care practice commensurate with the candidate's training and certification. These protocols will include provisions for clinical care, including diagnosis, treatment and appropriate record keeping as well as other services determined by the vEW Associate Medical Director or designee to be appropriate and outlined in delineation of privileges. This individual must become a member of the medical staff and maintain an active practice within the vExpressWell Service. This position is perfect for those proficient with using technology, which allows for telecommuting/work-from-home flexibility.

  • Must have professional etiquette and attire in a well-lit, private space without interruptions.
  • Must have secure broadband Internet access with a connection sufficient to stream high-definition content.
  • Willingness to work and provide direct patient care virtual services on-site and/or remotely including off-hour coverage as agreed upon with vEW Associate Medical Director or designee.
  • Demonstrates advanced knowledge in treating mental health conditions and substance use disorders (SUD) in assessing patients/families in need of behavioral health treatment, including mental health and substance use assessment and treatment including medication management such as Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), mental status examination, diagnostic evaluation and management of mental health and SUDs utilizing harm reduction and motivational interviewing techniques.
  • Provides MAT consultation to the H+H Emergency Departments (EDs) including SUD assessments, diagnosis, and treatment determinations.
  • Demonstrates crisis intervention techniques including emergency crisis management and verbal de-escalation, escalates to supervisor as necessary.
  • Directs patient level of care and location as well as changes the treatment approach as necessary.
  • Documents and files findings, interventions, and plans in the patient Electronic Medical Record (EMR), and submits billing on the same date the patient was interviewed.
  • Provides clinical supervision of vEW non-medical clinical staff as assigned by vEW Associate Medical Director or designee.
  • Identifies cases with complicated treatment issues and collaborates with designated vEW physician on regular basis, and as
  • Collaborates with vEW multidisciplinary treatment team to coordinate and implement the plan of care, evaluating and modifying these as necessary.
  • Assists to improve care delivery through the participation in performance improvement (PI) and quality improvement (QI) projects; attends and participates in staff meetings, unit based meetings, facility wide projects, in-services and trainings.
  • Assumes other responsibilities and duties, including the provision of clinical coverage in other service settings as assigned by the vEW Associate Medical Director or designee.
  • A valid New York State license and current registration to practice as a Physician Assistant
  • Current certification as a Physician Assistant issued by the New York State Department of Education
  • One year satisfactory experience as a licensed Physician Assistant providing direct services to psychiatric patients
  • Possess Buprenorphine X-waiver license, or willingness to obtain X-waiver license
  • Prior tele psychiatry experience preferredProof of Covid -19 vaccination required prior to hireEOE M/F/D/V


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Keywords: Physician Affiliate Group of New York (PAGNY), New Rochelle , Physician Assistant - Virtual ExpressWell Care - Psychiatry- Per Diem, Healthcare , Bronx, New York

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