Job ID: 290124770  |  Last Updated: 5/23/2023

Physician Assistant

Petaluma Health Center
Applicant Contact
Ashley Boggs
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

Petaluma Health Center is an eleven-time award winner in the North Bay Business Journal's Best Places to Work for 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2009 and we were named as one of the Healthiest Companies in the North Bay' by the North Bay Business Journal for the last 5 consecutive years.
The Petaluma Health Center's mission is to provide high quality health care with access for all in Southern Sonoma County & West Marin. We pride ourselves on our Patient-Centered care while maintaining an engaging environment for our staff. The Center accomplishes this mission through collaborative, innovative programs, services and referral resources that meet the economic needs of the entire community.


21 Days of Paid Time Off

10 Paid Holidays

Medical Insurance (Entire deductible paid by us!)

30 Chiropractor and Acupuncture visits per year included with enrollment in our health insurance plans (Kaiser and WHA)

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

Gym Membership Discounts at Synergy Health Club and 24-Hour Fitness!

401K Matching after 1 year of employment

Flexible Spending Account, Dependent Care FSA

Life Insurance (included at no cost to the employee)

Long Term Disability (included at no cost to the employee)

Employee Assistance Program (included at no cost to the employee)

Summary: The Physician Assistant will work at the top of their licensure and as part of a team of health care professionals to provide quality primary medical care in a compassionate and caring environment; provide health care services by performing the appropriate assessment including the history and physical exam, ordering appropriate diagnostic tests, and implementing therapeutic treatment in accordance with Petaluma Health Centers standardized clinical procedures, policies, protocols, and guidelines under the supervision of a physician supervisor; work as an integral part of the clinical staff by participating in Medical Staff and PA/NP meetings as well as other projects and committees of Petaluma Health Center; and perform other duties as assigned, including but not limited to after-hours call, weekend clinics, and assignment to outside locations within PHC federal scope such as school based clinics.

Areas of Responsibility:

Take appropriate history and physical examination of patients , and evaluate and treat patients within the usual and customary scope of licensure, practice policies and guidelines, and national certification
Order pertinent diagnostics and implement appropriate therapy according to scope of practice guidelines
Obtain supervising physician's consultation when problems presented are outside scope of practice or when unfamiliar with a particular aspect of the patient's care according to the PA/NP Standardized Procedures
Communicate effectively with the patients while involved with their health care, including providing appropriate patient education while answering questions and in history taking
Demonstrate competent knowledge in delivering health care to patients through the peer review processes including chart review, by interactions with physician preceptors and by working collaboratively with support staff and all staff of PHC
Become an integral part of the clinical staff through participation in Medical Staff meetings, PA/NP meetings, and other committees of PHC
Maintain credentials by keeping all required licenses current, including but not limited to California Medical License, DEA licenses, CME hours, CPR Certifications and any other required licenses. It is the responsibility of the nurse practitioner to give Human Resources current credentials before old credentials expire
Willingly perform other duties within the scope of practice as assigned
Support and contribute to clinic efforts to maintain and improve patient satisfaction in all aspects of health delivery in a positive manner
Work at maximum potential to meet productivity requirements in order to improve patient access and fiscal viability while maintaining quality medical care
Meet all time commitments by arriving on time to the clinic and working an entire shift or more as needed
Abide by all Joint Commission Ambulatory Care requirements including, but not limited to, sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patients' rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Completion of a nationally accredited Physician Assistant Program
Three to five years of experience providing primary care in a family practice setting
Experience working in a NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognized organization; understanding of NCQA Level 3 (highest) PCMH recognition requirements highly preferred
Experience working in a Joint Commission Accredited health care organization; understanding of Joint Commission Ambulatory Care Accreditation requirements highly preferred.
Masters Degree in Public Health, or related field highly preferred
Licenses and Certifications:

Current CA PA License in good standing
Current CA certification as a PA
Current BLS
Candidate must be able to successfully meet PHCs credentialing and privileging requirements
Required Skills:

Language Skills: Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions and requests from patients, co-workers, and others as necessary. Bilingual in English and Spanish, both written and verbal preferred.

Petaluma health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Petaluma health Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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