Are you a fit?

Do you like investigating and solving problems? Do you work well under pressure? Do have strong communication skills, compassion and empathy? A physician assistant needs to demonstrate all of these while focusing on patient care. A physician assistant works under the supervision of a physician (they cannot open their practice like a physician or nurse practitioner). Physician assistants can work in a variety of medical settings, including: primary care, urgent care, and surgical settings. Physician assistants are less expensive medical practitioners and often times are allotted more time than a physician to provide face-to-face patient care.


Provide high-quality health care to patients in a cost-effective manner and in accordance with accepted professional practice standards.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide high-quality health care through direct assessment, diagnosis, and formulation/implementation of treatment plans for patients with common acute, chronic illnesses and injuries (may include performing histories and physicals; ordering, interpreting, and following up on diagnostic studies; ordering medications; assisting with surgery; performing minor surgery; rounding on patients; and assuming on-call responsibilities).
  • Perform health maintenance services, including patient education, for well members.
  • Refer patients for specialty consultation or complex problems.
  • Document in writing all care in the patient’s permanent medical records in accordance with accepted medical/legal standards.
  • Provide all medical care in accordance with accepted practice standards, hospital/clinic protocols (including supervision by a physician), and state licensing guidelines.
  • Coordinate, develop, or organize patient or department services or programs.
  • Examples include but are not limited to assisting in developing department/hospital protocols.
  • Screen incoming department referrals.
  • Coordinate CME activities for the department.
  • Develop written patient education materials.
  • Provide in-service training Proctor NP/PA students.
  • Chair or participate on committees such as Breastfeeding Task Force, Regional Controlled Substance Abuse Committee, etc.

Education • Graduate of AMA-approved PA training program or equivalent requirements to meet State licensure. License, Certification, Registration •

Pay Ranges

Base Hourly: $53 per hour
Annual: $110000 – $160000

Education & Experience

Est. Education Duration: 6 years
Entry level opportunity

Educational Opportunities