Long Island Community Hospital has served this richly diverse region as a patient-first community hospital for more than 60 years. As Long Island’s only independent community hospital, we are 100% committed to becoming the community’s healthcare provider of choice with our greatly enhanced services including the Knapp Cardiac Care Center, our highly-advanced heart disease diagnosis and treatment facility, our new modern surgical pavilion, our unique ER approach, and our high-touch services including women’s imaging, sleep laboratory and orthopedics and more. These services are delivered with the highest level of compassion by our LI Community Hospital staff – Long Islanders with an unmistakable mix of courage and heart who care about the people right here in our community and whose sole purpose is to provide personalized comfort.
Position requires: the ability to recognize and address the psychological needs of patients and their families, and the ability and skills necessary to attend to special needs relating to the patient’s age and diagnosis; ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail for approximately seventy-five percent of work time for responsibilities such as providing patient care, operating and monitoring equipment, and recording data on patient charts; ability to walk or stand for approximately seventy-five percent of the work day, to push, lift, pull and/or carry items such as equipment weighing up to twenty-five pounds or patients on stretchers for approximately twenty-five percent of work time. Must possess the interpersonal skills necessary to provide effective leadership, develop and maintain cooperative, professional relationships, communicate effectively with patients, their family members, physicians, nursing, and other Hospital personnel when exchanging patient status, care, and treatment information.
Applicant must possess either a current New York State license to practice as a Physician Assistant and be a graduate of a Physician Assistant accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or its predecessor agencies. Current NCCPA certification, BLS, ACLS, PALS, NIHSS and ATLS (or obtain within 6 months of transfer date) certification required. Infection Control training certification, and completed PICC on-line training. Successful completion of Fundamentals of Critical Care course within six months. Prior first-assisting experience in general surgery including major trauma. Experience assisting with managing surgical patients in the ICU setting and experience performing procedures such as insertion/removal of CVLS and chest tubes preferred.