Physician Assistant
South Central Family Health Center
Description

Mission Statement:

 It is our mission to improve the quality of life for the diverse communities of South Los Angeles and Southeast Los Angeles County by providing affordable and comprehensive health care and education in a welcoming and multi-cultural environment. We aim to lead the way in health care in South Los Angeles, as the premier provider and employer of choice offering comprehensive, high quality, affordable, efficient and culturally responsive services.   


General Summary

Responsible for providing direct preventative, diagnostic and therapeutic healthcare services following relevant state law, as well as the established clinic policies, procedures and protocols 

 

Essential Duties: 

· Carries out a review of patients’ medical history and examines patients to obtain information about their physical condition checks their health status and prescribes needed medicines to patients

· Obtains, compiles and records patient medical data, including health history, progress notes and results of physical examination and records patients’ progress

· Suggests therapy or medication with physician approval

· Orders diagnostic tests, including blood tests and x-rays

· Establishes diagnoses for a patient’s illness or injuries

· Assists in treatment, including immunizing patients and mending broken bones 

· Suggests tentative diagnoses and decisions about management and treatment of patients

· Instructs and counsels patients about prescribed therapeutic regimens, normal growth and development, family planning, emotional problems of daily living, and health maintenance

· Performs therapeutic procedures, such as injections, immunizations, suturing and wound care, and infection management

· Attendance and punctuality is essential in order to provide quality of care to patients, face-to-face interaction with patients, and to work with provided healthcare equipment collected at clinics

Requirements


Education and Knowledge

· Bachelor’s degree, together with a certificate from completing an American Medical Association approved physician assistant program 

· Provides referrals to other medical services and specialist as needed

· Demonstrate knowledge of safety, infection control & emergency policies and procedures


Experience

· No experience to six months of experience 

· Some clinical experience in an area of specialty – preferred

· Bilingual English/Spanish preferred


Licensure and Certifications

· Valid Physician’s Assistant License.

· Valid license with the State of California.

· Current BLS 

· Current DEA