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Kaiser Permanente Physician Assistant Primary Care in Vancouver, Washington

Provide high quality health care to Kaiser Permanente members in a cost effective manner and in accordance with accepted professional practice standards.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide high-quality health care through direct assessment, diagnosis, and formulation/implementation of treatment plan for patients with common acute and chronic illnesses and injuries (may include performing histories and physicals; ordering, interpreting, and following up on diagnostic studies; ordering medications; assisting with surgery; performing minor surgery; rounding on patients; and assuming on-call responsibilities). Perform health maintenance services, including patient education, for well members. Refer patients for specialty consultations or difficult problems. Document in writing all care in patient's permanent medical record in accordance with accepted medical/legal standards. Provide all medical care in accordance with accepted practice standards, hospital/clinic protocols (including supervision by a physician), and State licensing guidelines.

  • Coordinate, develop and organize patient or department services or programs. Examples include, but are not limited to: Assist in developing department/hospital protocols. Screen incoming department referrals Coordinate CME activities for department. Develop written patient education materials. Provide in-service training. Proctor PA students. Chair or participate on committees such as Breastfeeding Task Force, Regional Controlled Substance Abuse Committee, etc. Performs other duties as requested.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

  • N/A

Education

  • Graduate of AMA-approved PA or Child Health Associate training program (both provide masters or equivalent degrees) or equivalent requirements to meet State licensure.

  • High school diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

License, Certification, Registration

  • National certification.

  • Current Oregon AND Washington Medical license required. License in state where assigned required upon hire/transfer, application for license in secondary state required within 2 weeks of hire/transfer and must be obtained within 6 months.

  • Prescribing registration.

  • National Provider Identifier (NPI) required prior to employment start date.

Additional Requirements:

  • Thorough and working knowledge of all common diseases in specialty field; familiarity with less common diseases.

  • Working knowledge of State health care laws, licensing board regulations and controlled substance regulations. Important to know limitations and when to refer patients.

  • Ability to assess, diagnose and effectively treat common medical disease and injuries.

  • Ability to use appropriate procedural/testing equipment, to see large volume of patients, and to interface with large provider and support staff.

  • Minor surgery or surgical assist skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of clinical experience.

  • Graduate of AMA-approved PA or Child Health Associate training program (both provide masters or equivalent degrees).

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Physician Assistant Primary Care

LOCATION: Vancouver, Washington

REQNUMBER: 872035

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

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