Adventist Health is seeking someone to join our team as a full-time Primary Care Physician Assistant (Outpatient) inside our multispecialty rural health clinic who:
Evaluates, diagnoses and provides patient care, treatment and services, including the performance of physical exams, diagnosing conditions, development of treatment plans, health counseling and prescribing medications for patients seen by the collaborating/supervising physician in an outpatient setting. Assumes total care of patients under the direction of a physician. Follows established standards, procedures and practices, and gives specific patient modalities to health clinic staff. Regularly demonstrates subject matter expertise regarding medication, treatment, and patient care standards.
Evaluates and treats patients within prescribes parameters. Orders appropriate tests, treatments and counsels, as needed. Performs complete, detailed and accurate patient histories. Reviews patient records to develop comprehensive medical status reports. Orders laboratory, radiological and diagnostic studies appropriate for complaint, age, race, sex and physical condition of the patient.
Completes physical examinations and records pertinent data in acceptable medical forms. Makes medical diagnoses and institutes therapy or patient referrals to the appropriate health care facilities, agencies, resources of the community, or other physicians. Obtains and interprets patient data to determine appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, as needed. Develops and implements action plan for practice changes to enhance patient outcomes.
Arranges hospital admissions and discharges at the direction of the Supervising Physician. Performs hospital rounds and records appropriate patient progress notes. Transcribes and executes specific orders at the direction of the Supervising Physician. Compiles detailed narrative and case summaries. Utilizes specific knowledge and skills in a surgical environment to assist the surgeon. Works under minimal supervision. Completes forms pertinent to patients' medical records and issues diagnostic orders, which must be signed within specified time period as defined by hospital guidelines. Interprets and evaluates patient data to determine patient management and treatment. Mentors, develops, inspires, educates and leads staff members in patient care setting. Enhances efficiency and cost effectiveness by identifying opportunities to decrease costs, as applicable to the job.
Provides instructions and guidance regarding medical care matters to patients. Performs or assists with routine medical techniques and procedures.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Qualifications - External
You'll be successful with the following qualifications:
Graduate from an accredited school/college of Physician Assistants, as applicable: Required
Bachelor's Degree: Preferred
Two years primary care or allied health experience: Preferred
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or Basic Life Support (BLS) certification: Required
Physician Assistant (PA) licensure in state of practice: Required
Adventist Health is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our associates and patients. Therefore, we require that all associates receive all required vaccinations, including, but not limited to, measles, mumps, flu (based on the seasonal availability of the flu vaccine typically during October-March each year), COVID-19 vaccine (required in CA and HI) or the option of COVID-19 vaccine or weekly testing (required in OR), etc., as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter. Medical and religious exemptions may apply.
Located in the Sierra Nevada foothills in Butte County, California is a larger community about 90 minutes north of Sacramento and a diverse university town with a population of 88,000. Nestled about halfway between San Francisco and Lake Tahoe (each about 175 miles away), Paradise offers stunning scenery and outdoor activities including fishing, boating, biking, hiking and golf.
Neighboring towns such as Chico, have cultural/educational opportunities through proximity to both Butte College and Chico State University along with unique shops, antiques, dining for all tastes, beautiful parks and friendly, good-hearted people. Families with children can find thriving local sports teams, such as little league, football, soccer and swimming. There are also several adult city league sports teams available.
There are plenty of options for nature lovers, too! With beautiful Bidwell Park in nearby Chico, a park totaling nearly 11 miles in length, offering swimming holes, hiking trails, and walking paths. Nearby Lake Oroville is an oasis for swimming, kayaking, boating, fishing, and water sports. Butte and Tehama Counties are known for bicyclists, and countless bike paths can be found throughout the city.
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You were made for more. More connection. More satisfaction. More ending each day knowing you???ve made a difference. Throughout our hospitals and clinics, Adventist Health creates a setting where providers have the opportunity to help individuals live healthier, happier lives. We are dedicated to transforming the health experience of our communities in California, Hawaii and the Pacific Northwest through our unique focus on caring for the whole person???mind, body and spirit. As a faith-based health system founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, we know how important it is to put your mission first. Because when you are called to a fulfilling career in healthcare, you want to spend your time being more inspired.
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