Physician Assistant – General Surgery

Physician Assistant - General Surgery

Physician Assistant – General Surgery

Physician Assistant – General Surgery

Primary Location Modesto, California

Job Number 1050822

Date posted 10/27/2022



Under the supervision of a supervising physician, the physician assistant delivers excellent, effective patient-centered care that is team-based. In addition to treating patients in the office, hospital, ED, and/or perioperative setting, the physician assistant may also be responsible for other duties. It can be necessary for the physician assistant to first assist in the operating room or carry out other department-specific operations. The medical assistant may also help his or her supervising doctor with on-call duties.

Depending on departmental and supervising physician needs, the physician assistant's daily duties may change and necessitate late or weekend work.

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Essential Duties:

The physician assistant will practice in a group setting with guidance from their supervising doctor.

The following, although not exclusively, will be included in the primary duties:

Examines the patient, conducts a thorough physical examination and compiles medical information about the patient, including their health history and examination findings.

Administers or orders diagnostic tests, including electrocardiograms, blood tests, and imaging investigations, and evaluates test results to look for out-of-the-ordinary outcomes.

Administers therapeutic operations, including injections, vaccinations, suturing, wound care, and infection management.

Performs additional diagnostic or therapeutic procedures particular to the department.
creates and carries out patient management plans, keeps track of progress, and contributes to the continuity of care.

The physician assistant will practice as a member of a team under the supervision of their supervising physician.

The following are only a few examples of the primary duties:

Compiles patient medical information, including health history and physical examination findings, after examining the patient and performing a thorough physical examination.

Administers or orders diagnostic tests, such as electrocardiograms, imaging investigations, and laboratory tests, and evaluates test results for outliers.

Carries out therapeutic operations like injections, vaccinations, suturing and wound care, and infection control.

Various diagnostic or therapeutic methods are exclusive to the department.
creates and executes plans for patient management, keeps track of progress, and helps ensure continuity of care.

Review patient records, making note of any allergies, relevant medical history, and unusual physical findings.

Helps execute surgical procedures and other procedures in accordance with the accepted standards of care and best practices.

Depending on the profession, they might start IVs, suture wounds, or serve as the first assistant during surgical procedures.

Performs post-operative operations, such as recording typical post-operative orders into patients' medical records; helps doctors assess and manage patients' conditions while they recover; reviews vital signs, laboratory results, and diagnostic tests; and helps with patient care.

Facilitates patient discharge and promptly orders discharge and transfer summaries.


Basic Qualifications:
  • N/A
  • Graduate from an ARC-PA accredited physician assistant program by start date.
License, Certification, Registration
  • NCCPA certified at the time of hire and maintained throughout my career at Kaiser Permanente.
  • California State Physician Assistant License, issued by the Physician Assistant Board under the Medical Board of California by date of hire.
  • BLS certification is required.
  • Must have a Nat'l Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to employment start date and meet current Medicare requirements for billing.
Additional Requirements:
  • Fluoroscopy Permit is required or must be obtained within 18 months from the date of hire in Orthopedics, Interventional Radiology, and Radiation Oncology only.
  • May be required to have experience and competency in performing specific tasks required by the department.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
Primary Location: California, Modesto, Modesto Medical Offices
Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40
Shift: Variable
Workdays: varies
Working Hours Start: 08:30 AM
Working Hours End: 05:30 PM
Job Schedule: Full-time
Job Type: Standard
Employee Status: Regular
Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-NCAL-05|NUE|Non Union Employee
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Department: Modesto Hospital – General Surgery – 0206
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

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