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Physician Assistant - WCMC Orthopedics and Rehabilitation - Full Time - 8 Hour - Days

Company: John Muir Health
Location: Walnut Creek
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:

The Physician Assistant (PA) provides medical evaluation and treatment of John Muir Health patients in collaboration with and under the direction of the Supervising Physician. The PA performs duties according to standardized procedures which have been developed corroboratively by John Muir Health administration, medical staff, nursing, Supervising Physician, and Physician Assistants and approved by the Medical Executive Committee and the Governing Board. The PA possesses evidence- based medical knowledge and skills in physical diagnosis, assessment, and management of health-illness needs in their area of clinical specialty or practice. The PA is academically and clinically trained to perform many of the routine/specific examinations and interventions for treatment and care of the patient population served.

This role the PA (non-surgical), will contribute to physician and unit effectiveness; manage post-procedure patients in the hospital setting with appropriate consultation with the physician. This includes assessment of immediate post procedure patients; daily rounds with documentation in the progress notes; transmitting orders from the physician to the nursing staff; review and revision of treatment and therapy plans; and, in collaboration with case management, assignment of appropriate patient status to OP, IP or Observation.Education:

Bachelor of Science or Masters of Science from an Accredited School of Physician Assistant Studies - Required


3 years Physician Assistant in an Acute Care Setting - Preferred and

3 years Healthcare - Orthopedics Required


PA Physician Assistant - PAB California Board of Physician Assistant Board Required

CPA Certified Physician Assistants - National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants Required

DEA Drug Enforcement Agency - US Dept of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration Required

BLS Basic Life Support - American Heart Association Required

ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support - American Heart Association Preferred


Demonstrated ability to manage patient's health and illness.

Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, manage time, and prioritize work in collaboration with others

Demonstrated ability to be self-directed, and motivated. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a part of a multidisciplinary team.

Ability to establish therapeutic relationships with patients and families.

Effective written and verbal communication skills and effective problem solving and conflict resolution skills

Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized client/family information system, word processing and email.

Work Shift:

08.0 - 08:00 - 17:00 (United States of America)Scheduled Weekly Hours


Keywords: John Muir Health, Walnut Creek , Physician Assistant - WCMC Orthopedics and Rehabilitation - Full Time - 8 Hour - Days, Healthcare , Walnut Creek, California

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