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Emergency Medicine - Physician Assistant



You are the future of patient-focused medicine. With our new models of care, procedures, treatments and technologies, we empower advancement within you. At St. Lawrence Health, an affiliate of Rochester Regional Health, our culture of ongoing improvement will enable you to deliver superior patient care and outcomes throughout northern New York. Join us to shape the future of medicine by doing incredible work that makes a difference.

STATUS: Full Time

LOCATION: Canton-Potsdam Hospital, Gouverneur Hospital, Massena Hospital, Urgent Care Locations

DEPARTMENT: Emergency Medicine


St. Lawrence Health (SLH) is looking for its next round of providers who are interested in taking part in its Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Emergency Medicine Internship program.

This two year, postgraduate specialty training program for Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners aims to expand and refine the skills needed for advanced practice providers (APPs) to thrive in both the Emergency Department as well as the Urgent Care setting.

This comprehensive program includes core clinical hours in the Emergency Departments at Canton-Potsdam and Massena hospitals, as well as the Potsdam and Canton urgent care centers, with specialty rotations and regular didactics to provide additional training and to prepare successful candidates to be successful on the Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) examination. This program meets or exceeds the requirement for CAQ.

The program begins with a “Bootcamp” to provide interns a basic competency on commonly performed ED procedures. This will be held in the Simulation Center and Cadaver Lab at Clarkson University, Potsdam. Procedures to be covered include the following:

  • Basic ECG interpretation

  • Basic ultrasound

  • Intubation/airway adjuncts

  • IV access

  • LP

  • Splinting

  • Suturing

Throughout the course of this program, interns will complete the following certifications:


Core Clinical Training experience will involve exposure to a variety of practice settings, and off-services specialty rotations. Interns will rotate through the Emergency Department of Canton-Potsdam Hospital (CPH), a 94 bed community hospital, certified stroke center and Level 3 trauma center; and through the Emergency Department of Massena Hospital, a 25-bed acute care hospital. Interns will gain invaluable experience with a broad and unique patient population. Additionally, interns will evaluate and treat a myriad of patient presentations in the Urgent Care setting at both our Canton and Potsdam locations.

The program emphasizes strong clinical training and learning in real time with supplemental didactics during which case-based learning, lectures, and board review will be supplemented with simulation using mannequins with the integration of ongoing procedural training and competency. Interns will also

participate in departmental education delivering case presentations at monthly department meetings. The interactive lecture-based learning is uniquely designed to supplement hands-on experience.

3-4 hours monthly/bimonthly protected didactic time/”ground rounds”

With an emphasis on lifelong learning, interns will participate in quarterly journal clubs, learning how to rigorously evaluate the medical literature and integrate this into clinical practice.

Specialty Rotations:

  • Anesthesia

  • ICU

  • Obstetrics

  • Ophthalmology

  • Capstone Project


  • Base Pay Range: $65.00-$68.00 per hour*

  • Sign on bonus

  • CME/Vacation

  • Retirement Plan, 403(b), 457(b)

  • Relocation services

* Pay Summary: The listed base pay range is a good faith representation of current potential base pay for a successful full-time applicant. It may be modified in the future and eligible for additional pay components. Pay is determined by factors including experience, relevant qualifications, specialty, internal equity, location, and contracts.

In addition to the base pay range, certain provider positions may be eligible for variable compensation in accordance with health system pay practices. This may include: productivity and/or value-based clinical incentives, bonus compensation, or other forms of variable pay.


  • BS: Physician Assistant (Required)

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: M - Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; Requires frequent walking, standing or squatting.


  • PA-C - Certified Physician Assistant - National Committee on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
  • RPA - Registered Physician Assistant - New York State Education Department (NYSED)

PAY RANGE: $100,000.00 - $200,000.00

The listed base pay range is a good faith representation of current potential base pay for successful applicants. It may be modified in the future. Pay is determined by factors including experience, relevant qualifications, specialty, internal equity, location, and contracts.

Rochester Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
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