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Physician Assistant - Gastroenterology

Job ID: 86221
Location: Longview, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth Medical Group / St. John Medical Center in Longview, Washington is seeking a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner to join our Gastroenterology team. Join our 125-member multi-specialty group. St John Medical Center is a Level III, 193-bed, state of the art, community, not-for profit medical center. 

Forbes Magazine’s has named Longview, Washington one of the prettiest American cities and a Tree City USA. Longview is an ideal location on the Columbia River and next to beautiful forests. The city is just 40 miles north of Portland, Oregon, 2 hours south of Seattle, and a short drive to the beautiful Pacific coastline and year round adventures on Mt Hood, Mt Rainier, Mt St Helens and Mt Adams. Here and in the other Lower Columbia communities served by PeaceHealth, you can enjoy the familiarity of small-town life, the challenge of working in a first-class regional medical facility, and the fun of living close to the beach, close to the mountains, and close to the big-city attractions.

Join Washington state's #1 healthiest employer!

Love where you work: 

  • Join 4 Gastroenterologists, a PA, and support staff whom are very knowledgeable and easy to work with.
  • Assist with outpatient visits.
  • Excellent work/life balance.
  • Interesting patient pathology.
  • Epic EMR

Why you'll love Longview, Washington:

  • Our Providers are deeply integrated with the community and have a have a strong desire to care for their neighbors.
  • Outdoor lovers will enjoy quick access to the Columbia River Gorge, Pacific Ocean, Mount St. Helens, as well the never-ending outdoor recreational options in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Longview and the neighboring community of Kelso have a combined population over 57,000. Our area has many locally-owned specialty restaurants and shops plus national chains and a variety of grocery shopping options.
  • Longview has affordable, brand new housing below the prices of the nearby metros.
  • We are the headquarters for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe which lends its name to the county.
  • Longview was founded near the Columbia River which supports thriving lumber and marine industries that still exist there today.
  • Washington State has no income tax.

If this opportunity resonates with you, reach out for more information: 

Kim Dianich, Lead Provider Recruiter - [email protected] / 360-729-1409

PeaceHealth's community of health care professionals in southwest Washington includes St. John Medical Center, a 193-bed acute-care hospital and Level III Trauma Center, and PeaceHealth Medical Group, a group of primary care and specialty physicians with clinics in the Longview area.

  • First year salary amount: $131,289.60 to $154,377.60 depending on direct PA/NP experience
  • Employment bonus
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Education Loan Reimbursement (if applicable)
  • CME Allowance
  • Medical/dental/vision/disability/life/wellness
  • Retirement plans

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 and
  • 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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