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Position type Regular Full-Time
Department Medicine

NYC Health + Hospitals/Correctional Health Services

200 Construction Way, Flushing, NY 11371

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Salary range $122,012–151,184


Employed by PAGNY for The Division of Correctional Health Services (CHS) of New York City Health + Hospitals (H+H) is responsible for the delivery of medical care, mental health care, and discharge planning in the jail system. Approximately 25% of new admissions per year to the NYC jail system will receive care on the mental health service. This service strives to provide safe, holistic and evidence-based therapeutic interventions for the diverse range of mental health issues that face the population, from serious mental illness to the natural struggles that accompany incarceration. The service provides some of the most comprehensive and unique treatment modalities in the country, including specialty housing units for individuals with serious mental illness, a 24-hour on-call psychiatric service, robust creative arts programming, a strong DBT training program, clinics in each of the facilities, substance use treatment, integrated re- entry services, and relationships with multiple training institutions throughout the city.


CHS is seeking Full time Staff Physicians Assistants to join our team at Rikers Island in East Elmhurst, NY to promote an academic practice environment with ample opportunities for continuous education, clear pathways for career growth and engagement of front-line staff in the ongoing process of improving clinical care. Staff Physicians Assistants provide primary care to patients in jail-based clinics, perform intake evaluation and treatment and provide emergency care with the support of Emergency Medicine physicians. Staff physicians Assistants work as part of a care delivery team with strong administrative support staff, integrated nursing and mental health. Compensation and benefits are competitive and malpractice is covered.

Opportunity Details

  • Completes comprehensive histories and physicals on all new admissions.
  • Diagnose and treating acute and chronic illness
  • Evaluates the need for consult services and submitting the prioritized consult when indicated
  • Reviews all on island/off-island specialty consult clinic and hospital returns.
  • Evaluates the recommendations to ensure that the standard of care is met and implements the recommendations of the consultant
  • Responds to emergencies and fire drills on a priority basis and in a timely and professional manner
  • Be familiar with performance indicators (P.I.) and taking appropriate measures to comply with these standards
  • Requests radiology exams, lab-tests, and EKG's when indicated and interpreting these results in conjunction with the patient's clinical status
  • Notifying Urgicare for 3 hour/EMS runs Generates medical modifications as needed Maintains clinical competency by reviewing CHS protocols, current medical literature and C.M.E.'s
  • Ensure that standard of care is maintained
  • Adhere to policies and procedures of CHS and be familiar with them by reviewing them as needed
  • Attends all mandatory in-services Complies with and maintaining Employee Health requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree; some previous work experience required.
  • State of New York Certified Physician’s Assistant; Certification by the National Commission onCertification of Physician’s Assistants.

Preferred Skills 

  • Master's/Bachelor's degree NY State Licensed Physician Assistant Familiar with EHR

Exceptional Benefits include:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Choice of a three tiered, starting at FREE medical plans starting day one
  • Excellent dental insurance including orthodontics coverage starting day one
  • Generous paid time off program
  • Commuter benefits
  • Hiring salary: $122,011.50 - $151,183.50 annually 

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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 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.  


PAGNY has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and, in that spirit, actively encourages applications from groups underrepresented in healthcare.


Physician Affiliate Group of New York, P.C. (“PAGNY”) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.


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