Physician Assistant
Job Type
Full-time
Description

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 

 

Summary of Essential Duties: (*Essential Functions) 

  • 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
  • Adhere to safety factors when administering medications and therapeutic agents
Requirements

Job Specifications: (Knowledge, skills, abilities and experience normally required for competent performance)


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

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to provide expert clinical judgment and function independently
  • Possession of exceptional communication and interpersonal skills that enable effective collaboration with physicians, staff, community health workers, patients and their families
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision, and to take initiative in handling the responsibilities of the post
  • Ability to understand complex medical information and clearly communicate it to patients and their families, medical staff, and external customers, in written and spoken format
  • Bilingual/Biliterate Spanish/English preferred
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and a desire to work in a community clinic environment.


Licensure and Certifications

  • Valid Physician’s Assistant License.
  • Valid license with the State of California.
  • Current BLS 
  • Current DEA