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PAMF-Palo Alto Medical Foundation MPD

Position Overview:

Assesses, diagnoses, plans and implements the medical care of patients in collaboration with a physician. Functions within the full scope of licensure; accountable for the assessment, coordination delivery and evaluation of care, including direct patient care, patient/family education and transitions of care. Provides medical consultation including the performance of therapeutic procedures delegated by the supervising physician, assist with various procedures, provides patient education, treatment and follow-up, may complete daily rounds and as needed using an organized multi-disciplinary team approach to provide continuity of care throughout the care continuum. The Physician Assistant’s responsibilities may include managing patients in an office, hospital, emergency and/or perioperative setting. Follows ambulatory care and inpatient standardized procedures, protocols, policy and procedures regulated by the State of California Physician Assistant Practice Act.

Job Description:

These Principal Accountabilities, Requirements and Qualifications are not exhaustive, but are merely the most descriptive of the current job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, staff changes, workload, or technical development).


Master’s: Physician Assistant


PA-Physician Assistant

BLS-Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider

Other – certification based on department requirements


2 years of recent relevant experience.


Demonstrates knowledge of patient care guidelines/policy as evidenced by quality of documentation.

Medical knowledge and skills applicable to perform within the scope of practice.

Thorough knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology.

Working knowledge of electronic health records such as EPIC.

Critical thinking skills as it relates to specialized departments this may include the ability to complete age-appropriate assessments

Communication skills (verbal, written and listening) with ability to work effectively across the organization, especially in situations requiring instructing, persuading, negotiating, consulting and advising.

Technical and analytical skills for analysis and interpretation of test procedures and results in order to determine appropriate correction actions

Interpersonal skills with the ability to work with and collaborate across the organization and with patients and their families as needed

Ability to effectively lead, mentor and/or develop others

Ability to maintain composure during challenging interpersonal interactions

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS: See required physical demands, mental components, visual activities & working conditions at the following link: Job Requirements

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Per Diem/Casual

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Sutter Health is an equal opportunity employer EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans.

Pay Range is $84.58 to $122.63 / hour

The salary range for this role may vary above or below the posted range as determined by location. This range has not been adjusted for any specific geographic differential applicable by area where the position may be filled. Compensation takes into account several factors including but not limited to a candidate’s experience, education, skills, licensure and certifications, department equity, training and organizational needs. Base pay is just one piece of the total rewards program offered by Sutter Health. Eligible roles also qualify for a comprehensive benefits package.