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Job description

Position title: Physician Assistant
Clinic: NCMA Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery / Ear, Nose & Throat
Location: Santa Rosa, Calif.
Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.


Physician assistants (PA’s) practice medicine under the supervision of physicians and surgeons. PA’s are formally trained to provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive health care services, as delegated by a physician. Working as members of the health care team, they take medical histories, examine and treat patients, order and interpret laboratory tests and x-rays, and make diagnoses.

Duties and responsibilities

(includes, but is not limited to the following):

  • Obtain complete medical history and physical data on patients.
  • Interpret and integrate data to determine appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as needed.
  • Order appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures.
  • Synthesize data to determine preliminary diagnosis and therapeutic plan utilizing principles of prevention.
  • Interview and advise patients regarding health and illness prevention. Recommend community resources to meet patient and family needs.
  • Instruct patient and family regarding medication and treatment instructions. Provide patient education.
  • Maintain and review patient records, charts and other pertinent information. Post tests and examination results.
  • Triage patient telephone calls and provide consultation.
  • Manage medical and surgical emergencies.
  • Provide monitoring and continuity of care between visits.
  • Attend required meetings and participate in committees as requested.
  • Participate in professional development activities and maintain professional affiliations.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality.
  • Regular and reliable attendance is required to perform the functions of this position.
  • Perform related work as required.


  • This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Education, licensure and/or certifications

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
  • Current state of California Physician Assistant license; certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Physician Assistant

  • Medicare Number.
  • Controlled Substance Course must be completed within first 6 months of employment.
  • Current CPR certification.


  • Two years’ experience practicing in medical office environment.

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Knowledge and ability to practice medical care and evaluate patient care.
  • Knowledge of organizational policies, regulations and procedures to administer patient care.
  • Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care.
  • Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment.
  • Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of a physician assistant to provide ongoing patient care.
  • Skill in taking medical history to assess medical condition and interpret findings.
  • Skill preparing and maintaining records, writing reports and responding to correspondence.
  • Skill in develop in and maintaining department quality assurance.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff and the public.
  • Ability to maintain quality control standards.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

Physical demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that may need to be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.
  • Requires standing and walking for prolonged periods of time.
  • Occasionally lifts and carries terns weighing up to 100 pounds.
  • Requires normal visual acuity and hearing.
  • Requires exposure to communicable diseases and bodily fluids.
  • Requires working under stress in emergency situations.

Work environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, medicinal preparations and other
    conditions common to a clinic environment.