Physician Assistant

Website Open Cities Health Center

Open Cities Health Center is a nonprofit community health center that has been serving thousands of people since 1967. We are also a federally qualified health center (FQHC) which means we receive a federal grant to see low-income, uninsured, and underinsured patients.

Our Mission

The mission of Open Cities Health Center is to provide culturally competent primary and preventive health care and related services to all people throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The goal is to improve the health and well-being of high risk and vulnerable populations through the provision of affordable medical and dental care and related services.

Our Vision

Open Cities Health Center is recognized for assuring that every citizen of the Twin Cities metropolitan area has access to quality preventative, primary health care and related services, regardless of ability to pay. Open Cities Health Center, Inc. is recognized as the preferred healthcare provider for all citizens and taxpayers in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, while empowering people to improve their quality of life and their life chances.

Ethical Principles and Practices Open Cities Health Center (OCHC) understands that employees play different but equally important roles. Everyone associated with OCHC must recognize the impact their role plays in our overall success. The success and future opportunities for individual employees is built around the overall success of the organization. Every OCHC employee, volunteer, student worker and contractor is to always project a professional image. Our practices remain consistent with OCHC ‘s mission and strategic plan. Because of this, staff, volunteers, and contractors strive to live by our values of:

Diversity / Inclusion

We meet each other’s cultural needs and embrace our cultural differences and create an environment honoring each other’s dignity and contributions.

Compassion

We create a caring environment that encourages healing, growth, and well-being, and delivers accessible and responsive health care and human services.

Stewardship

We earn the enduring goodwill of our clients, our patients, and their families, and we are accountable and hold ourselves to high standards.

Commitment to Excellence

We support the rapid diffusion of new ideas and new technology and deliver an integrated holistic approach to health and human services.

Integrity

We treat each other fairly and behave ethically.

Bi-lingual strongly encouraged to apply.

PHYSICIAN’S ASSISTANT

Job Description

Open Cities Health Center is a growing and dynamic community health center that is currently seeking a competent Physician’s Assistant. We are seeking team players that will demonstrate medical knowledge, clinical and technical competence, sound clinical judgment, and professionalism as it relates to interpersonal and general communication skills, timely and complete documentation and take responsibility for ongoing professional development and competency validation.

Physician’s Assistants (PA) provide health care services to patients who may have acute episodic conditions or chronic problems, as well as those seeking health evaluation, preventive care and/or education and counseling. PAs provide care in areas within OCHC Primary care or specialty departments consistent with their educational preparation following the Regional Standardized Procedures and Process Protocols for Community Health Centers. They perform complete physical examinations, including ordering, interpreting, and evaluating diagnostic tests and examinations. Assume on-going responsibility for each patient from discovery of the disorder to recovery. Diagnose and treat both chronic and episodic disorders including complications of otherwise normal processes. Establish and document the health care plan and diagnosis, maintain records of each case that are sufficiently complete for any physician reviewing them to evaluate the effectiveness of the plan. Consistently demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members and to customers, contracted providers and vendors.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Collect subjective data (obtain history).
  • Collect objective data (perform a physical exam).
  • Develop an assessment (diagnosis).
  • Develop and implement a management plan.
  • Facilitate the referral of patients to the appropriate health facilities, agencies, and resources within the community.
  • Order pharmacologic interventions.
  • Develop and implement an educational plan.
  • Plan for appropriate follow-up care.
  • Consistently supports compliance and the Open and Honest Policy (OCHC’s Compliance Manual) by maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of information, protecting the assets of the organization, acting with ethics and integrity, reporting non-compliance, and adhering to applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations, accreditation, and licenser requirements (if applicable), and OCHC’s policies and procedures.

Qualifications:

Experience

  • Minimum one (1) year experience unless specified by department as an PA.
  • If department elects to hire a new grad PA, the Minnesota Furnishing Number and if applicable, the DEA Registration Number, must be obtained within twelve (3) months of hire.

Education Graduate of an accredited PA program. License, Certification, Registration Current Minnesota Physician Assistant license. Maintain current national certification from approved organizations (National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants appropriate to education and department (effective 1/1/01 for those not previously grandfathered in by CMS).

  • Current American Heart Association BLS card.
  • National Provider Identification Number (NPI).
  • Current DEA Registration Number.

 

Open Cities Health Center (OCHC) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. OCHC does not discriminate in employment based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, public assistance, age, sexual orientation, or membership on a local human rights commission.

To apply for this job please visit workforcenow.adp.com.