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Gastroenterology Physician Assistant

Job ID: 82427
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth Medical Group in Vancouver, Washington is expanding the Gastroenterology team based at the PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center campus. We are ready to add a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant. One year NP/PA experience post training preferred. 

Why you’ll love the practice: 

  • Join 3 experienced Gastroenterologists and a Physician Assistant
  • Clinic located on hospital campus 
  • Well supported clinic and procedure areas 
  • EPIC EMR

Why you’ll love Vancouver: 

  • Vancouver is a robust, independent city with over 170,000 residents and is the largest suburb of Portland, Oregon. 
  • Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy quick access to the Pacific Ocean, Mount Hood, Mount St. Helens, and never-ending recreational activities of the Pacific Northwest. 
  • Home to some of the world’s best mountain biking and wind-surfing locales. 
  • Nationally recognized farm-to-table cuisine, craft microbreweries, and gourmet coffeehouses will keep the most discerning food critic happy. 
  • Thriving arts, theater, and music scene and our 26 colleges and universities attract renowned authors, performers, and speakers.
  • No Washington State personal income tax. 

Hospital Highlights: 

  • PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is a 450-bed hospital with a Level II trauma center. 
  • Busiest Emergency Department in the state with over 76,000 patients yearly. 
  • 24/7 Hospitalist team provides hospital care and call coverage and there is a nurse phone-triage team. 
  • Last year there were more than 280k outpatient clinic visits. 
  • Over 850 active medical providers with most specialty services provided locally. 
  • The Kearney Breast Center was accredited as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and the American College of Radiology. 

PeaceHealth Benefits: 

  • Competitive compensation plus signing bonus and relocation assistance 
  • First year salary amount: $131,289.60-$154,377.60 depending on direct years of experience 
  • Fully paid malpractice insurance Exceptional health coverage options and retirement plans 
  • Employee Wellness Program

If this opportunity resonates with you, please apply on-line.

PeaceHealth’s community of health care professionals in the Vancouver area include PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, a 450-bed tertiary-level hospital with complete services, and PeaceHealth Medical Group, a multi-specialty group serving communities throughout Clark County.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

PeaceHealth has exceptional benefits.

EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.

Job Summary

Under the direct supervision of a physician, the Physician Assistant is responsible for caring for, treating and triaging appropriately, patient's medical, physical and psychosocial needs.

Essential Functions

  • Within scope of practice, perform comprehensive and problem focused history and physical exams and interpret and correlate laboratory and diagnostic procedures to assist in formulating a diagnosis and treatment plan.
  • Order, collect and perform appropriate laboratory or diagnostic procedures and studies.
  • Provide needed procedures, including assisting in surgery and continually assess patient’s needs and conduct appropriate follow up.
  • Performing procedures, diagnostic procedures and therapeutic procedures within scope of practice.
  • Order, prescribe and dispense medication and durable goods as allowed by state and within scope of practice.
  • Maintain required records and writes progress notes on patient charts as to status, treatments and procedures.
  • Counsel the patient as to preventative care, medical problems, exercise, and the use of prescribed medications and treatments.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education

  • Accredited Program Required: Physician Assistant. And
  • Required: . Must be Board certified by the AAPA

Experience

  • Minimum of 1 year Preferred: Physician Assistant experience

Credentials

  • Required : Physician Assistant license in Washington state or ability to obtain by start date
  • Required Upon Hire: Basic Life Support

Skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs. (Required)
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills (Required)
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to work productively with patient, families, other healthcare staff, and other departments (Required)
  • Personal responsibility for ongoing educational growth, and collaborating with others to provide solutions for continued patient quality (Required)
  • Basic computer skills (Required)

Working Conditions

Environmental Conditions

  • Time spent on site in medical/hospital setting.

Mental/Visual

  • Vision and hearing required within normal limits (glasses, contacts, hearing aids permitted).
  • Ability to communicate and exchange accurate information.




See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

PeaceHealth has exceptional benefits.

EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.

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