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Physician Assistant
GVHC Location: Merced/Stanislaus County
Department: Medical
Purpose: Under designated physician(s) supervision, the Physician Assistant is to provide direct primary health care in accordance with the Golden Valley Health Centers Physician Assistant Supervision Agreement, Golden Valley Health Centers Principles of Practice, and the California Administrative Code, Section 13799.541. The Physician Assistant may be required to work scheduled evening clinic hours, and when appropriate, act independently as a solo provider of services under telephone communication with a physician supervisor. Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Demonstrates effective communication and problem-solving skills
Obtain an appropriate medical history and perform a physical examination for any presenting problem(s).
Order specific laboratory studies and x-rays, and other studies as appropriate for that patient.
Perform or assist in laboratory or screening procedures routinely performed at the clinic site indicating the collection of body fluid and tissue specimens.
Assess and interview in the common development and behavioral problems of the family and its individual members.
Diagnose and treat common primary care problems according to accepted criteria and norms described in the Physician Assistant Supervision Agreement.
Collect, record, and interpret clinical data in a "problem oriented SOAP" format.
Maintain a current problem list, medication list and immunization record on all patient records.
Promote health and disease prevention in all patients through age group specific interventions including immunizations, counseling, physical examinations, and accepted screening procedures.
Observe all existing Golden Valley Health Centers medical protocols, personnel policies and Principles of Practice.
Participate regularly in quality assurance and peer review activities, as well as medical and general staff meetings.
Maintain a current basic CPR certification status.
May administer medication to patient, or transmit orally a prescription from the supervisory physician to pharmacist. This may be based either on a patient specific order by the supervising physician or on protocols specified in the Physician Assistant's Supervision Agreement.
Satisfactorily work towards achieving productivity goals established by the Golden Valley Health Centers.

Physical Demands

1. Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds and push up to 100 pounds (on wheels).
2. Must be able to hear staff on the phone and those who are served in-person, and speak clearly in order to communicate information to clients and staff.
3. Must have vision with or without lenses that is adequate to read memos, a computer screen, personnel forms and clinical and administrative documents.
4. Must have high manual dexterity.
5. Must be able to reach above the shoulder level to work, must be able to bend, squat and sit, stand, stoop, crouching, reaching, kneeling, twisting/turning, fingering and feeling.

Please contact:

Ruth Colomer
Corporate Recruiter
Golden Valley Health Centers
1910 Customer Care Way
Atwater, CA 95301
Office: 209.384.6491
Mobile: 209.658.5073
Fax: 855.221.7466
Website: www.gvhc.org


GVHC is a private, non-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center system serving the Central Valley of California established in 1972. Through our community health centers, we provide comprehensive primary medical care to our local underserved population. GVHC has a competitive compensation package which includes: sign on bonus, relocation, productivity bonus and an excellent benefits package. Recently, GVHC was given a Health Provider Shortage Area (HPSA) score of 16. This allows us to be a part of the state loan repayment program. Operationally, we help your day to day functions with providing two medical assistants per provider and your phone and lap top with at home connectivity. Our health Centers are located in Merced and Stanislaus County with sites from very rural to more urban. The Central Valley is home to almost 6.5 million people within two hours of the beach or the mountains. If you desire to work with the underserved and make a difference in the lives of people every day, then we invite you to learn more about our organization.