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Physician Assistant - Neurology/Sleep Medicine Job

Date: Aug 2, 2015

Location: Vancouver, WA, US

Company: PeaceHealth

Req ID: 29081

PeaceHealth in Vancouver Washingont has a career opportunity available for a Physician Assistant with a background in Neurology/Sleep.

Department: Neurology SW (4500)

Join our exceptional group!

We offer a collegial work environment, competitive compensation and excellent benefits. Ideally you'll have 2+ years of experience in Neurology and sleep medicine. 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.

Physician Assistant Job Summary:
1.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. 
2.Order, collect and perform appropriate laboratory or diagnostic procedures and studies. 
3.Provide needed procedures, including assisting in surgery and continually assess patient’s needs and conduct appropriate follow up.
4.Performing procedures, diagnostic procedures and therapeutic procedures within scope of practice.
5.Order, prescribe and dispense medication and durable goods as allowed by state and within scope of practice.
6.Maintain required records and writes progress notes on patient charts as to status, treatments and procedures.
6.Counsel the patient as to preventative care, medical problems, exercise, and the use of prescribed medications and treatments.
7.Performs other duties as assigned.


•Completion of an accredited Physician Assistant program required.
•Must be Board Certified by the AAPA

•Minimum of one year Physician Assistant experience preferred. 
•Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs.

•Licensed to practice in the state as a Physician Assistant.
•Physician Assistant Certification
•Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
•Effective verbal and written communication skills
•Interpersonal skills necessary to work productively with patient, families, other healthcare staff, and other departments
•Personal responsibility for ongoing educational growth, and collaborating with others to provide solutions for continued patient quality
•Basic computer skills

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center provides comprehensive specialty care for more than 250,000 patients a year in southwest Washington. Our highly trained caregivers are committed to providing, safe compassionate care; every time, every touch. As one of Clark County’s largest employers with 3,100 caregivers and 600 active medical staff members, we offer dozens of medical specialty services and programs including emergency, trauma, comprehensive heart and vascular, interventional stroke care, bone and joint, brain and spine, cancer and birthing services.

Vancouver, Washington - a city with much to offer visitors and residents alike- is located just across the river from Portland, Oregon.  We enjoy a mild climate and just to the North and East, beautiful scenic views and countless outdoor recreational opportunities. Vancouver’s friendly community has quick access to all the metropolitan amenities of Portland, and is home to award-winning schools, affordable housing, and beautiful recreational areas. It truly is a place to experience and love!

To Apply, Please Contact:

Kim Dianich, PeaceHealth Provider Recruiter


PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Washington, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 800 physicians and providers, a comprehensive laboratory system, and ten medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues to serve communities when invited to do so with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship. This is The Spirit of Healing—The Spirit of PeaceHealth.

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Location: Physicians Building - Neurology (654) 
Job Category:  NP, PA, CNM, CRNA
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1  
Work Type:  Full Time
Salary range starts at: $40.95
Required Certifications/Licensure: Advanced Cardiac Life Support; Basic Life Support; Physician Assistant - Washington

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed within this job class. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.
Posting Notes: Vancouver, WA || NP, PA, CNM, CRNA || Full Time || SPECIALTY SVCS 

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon
Nearest Secondary Market: Tacoma
Job Segment: Medical Technologist, Neurology, Physician Assistant, Medical, Nursing, Healthcare