Physician Assistant - Primary Care Clinics

Legacy Health System Portland, OR

Physician Assistant

Under the direction of the Physician Assistant's Supervising Physician or Designated Agent, provides medical and surgical services to patients of the assigned clinic. Ability to make responsible decisions within the scope of practice as a dependent medical practitioner. This job does not involve inpatient care responsibilities, yet the job may require evening and weekend work hours.

Job Qualifications:

Education: Requires Bachelor's degree and successful completion of a physician assistant program accredited by any of the following accrediting bodies:

Committee on Allied Health, Education Accreditation of the American Medical Association (CAHEA);

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP);

Accreditation Review Commission on the Education of the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).

Experience:

Requires experience in direct patient management in a Primary Care setting.

Knowledge of professional medical practice and care to provide/ evaluate patient care. Requires skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of medicine to provide on-going patient care.

Excellent communication skills required (both verbal and written).

Basic computer skills proficiency required to navigate electronic systems applicable to job functions.

Knowledge of acute and chronic disease states, administration and prescription of medications, and delivery of physical care following treatment plan.

Licensure/Certification:

Current applicable state licensure to practice as a Physician Assistant.

Current BLS certification preferred.

Certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician's Assistants.

Must submit information necessary to complete a National Practitioner Data Base search and meet Legacy's standards for results.

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