††††††††††† PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT I†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2053
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
Under the direct supervision of a physician licensed to practice medicine in New York State, an employee in this class assists in the delivery of non-specialized health care.† The incumbent is expected to free the physician's time for the less routine medical cases, by providing basic medical services which do not require the physician's personal attention.† Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
††††††††††† Assists a physician in conducting pre-employment physicals to assess the candidate's ability to perform the duties of a position;
††††††††††† Obtains background and clinical data on patients for the physician;
††††††††††† Orders laboratory tests when needed and analyzes the results of such tests;
††††††††††† Examines inmates reporting for sick call at the County jail;
††††††††††† Performs venipunctures and takes blood samples;
††††††††††† Maintains detailed records and prepares reports on medical care received by patients;
††††††††††† Assists the physician in suturing, applying and removing casts, changing dressings and other clinic procedures.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of the basic principles, practices and techniques of medical and clinical sciences; skill in the use of standard diagnostic equipment; ability to perform basic diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including medical history and physical examinations; ability to respond quickly and effectively in emergency situations; ability to safely draw intravenous blood; ability to follow spoken and written instructions; ability to interpret and record test results accurately; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; good judgment; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
††††††††††† OPEN COMPETITIVE
††††††††††† Registration as a Physician's Assistant with the New York State Department of Education; and,
††††††††††† a) Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Bachelor's Degree in a Physician Assistant program; or,
††††††††††† b) One (1) year of experience as a Physician's Assistant; or,
††††††††††† c) Two (2) years of experience as a Registered Nurse or Medical Corps-person assigned to direct† patient care.
NOTE:† Possession of a National Board of Medical Examiner's Certificate may be substituted for the above experience.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
New York State registration as a Physician's Assistant must be maintained throughout employment in this position.†††††††††††
Depending upon assignment, candidates may be required to be credentialed by the Suffolk County Department of Health Servicesí Compliance Bureau Credentialing Committee, and maintain this credential throughout employment in the assignment.††††††