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Dermatology – Administration


University Job Title

Physician Assistant

Bargaining Unit

None – Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)

Time Type

Full time

Duration Type


Compensation Grade

Clinical & Research

Compensation Grade Profile

Physician Assistant (26)

Wage Ranges

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Total # of hours to be worked:


Work Week

Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)

Work Location

Medical School Campus

Worksite Address

2 Church Street South Doctor’s Building
New Haven, CT 06519

Work Model


Position Focus:

As a member of the Department of Dermatology clinical care team and under the supervision of a licensed Dermatologist, this position provides medical care services to an ambulatory Dermatology population in a clinical care setting while practicing within the scope and boundaries of State regulations. Conducts complete physicals, provides treatment, and counsels patients.

Essential Duties

1. Examines patients to collect information about their physical condition. 2. Obtains, compiles, and records patient medical data, including health history, progress notes and results of physical examination. 3. Conducts complete physical examinations; provides medical evaluation and treatment to patients; develops treatments plans and monitors patient’s progress. 4. Advises patients on results of laboratory tests and recommends referrals to specialists or other medical facilities. 5. Collaborates with physicians, nurses, counselors and other medical staff to provide the best medical care. 6. Provides preventive health practices to patients to maintain and improve health and prevent illness. 7. Coordinates patient care including ordering of laboratory tests and radiographic studies. 8. Prescribes therapy or medication with physician approval. 9. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Graduation from a Physician Assistant (PA) Training Program accredited by the American Medical Association Council on Medical Education or Master’s Degree from an accredited Advanced Nurse Practitioner program.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to interact positively and effectively with patients and staff. Have patience, compassion and the ability to listen to patients with a high degree of cultural competence. Capable of operating autonomously with minimal direction. Hands-on team player. Detail-oriented with good organizational skills.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Solid working knowledge and demonstrated ability with EHRs/EMRs, preferably Epic.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Excellent observational skills and the ability to describe skin lesions accurately. Ability to take a detailed history, perform a complete physical examination and synthesize cogent patient assessments and plans.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Strong knowledge base in general adult and pediatric medicine. Possessing the desire and being open to an on-the-job training period to acquire the necessary knowledge base and skills in order to practice clinical dermatology in an independent manner with an appropriate amount of supervision and support from departmental dermatology faculty.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Proven ability to work within an organization, particularly in an academic medical center. Possessing a high level of ethics and integrity in professional matters and sensitivity for confidentiality.

Required Licenses or Certifications

CT APRN license (or eligible) with ANA certification OR CT PA license (or eligible).Prescriptive privileges (or eligible) in the State of Connecticut, federal DEA license and CT DCP license for prescription of controlled substances.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the work involves sitting, standing, walking, bending, and occasional slight lifting. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds when transferring a patient from chair or wheelchair to exam table and turning patients for examination. Proper body mechanics must be used when maneuvering patients.

Evening Hours Required?


Drug Screen


Health Screening


Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. For additional information on the background check requirements and process visit “Learn about background checks” under the Applicant Support Resources section of Careers on the It’s Your Yale website.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

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Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

EEO Statement:

University policy is committed to affirmative action under law in employment of women, minority group members, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans. Additionally, in accordance with Yale’s Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment, and as delineated by federal and Connecticut law, Yale does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment against any individual on account of that individual’s sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, disability, status as a special disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam era or other covered veteran.

Inquiries concerning Yale’s Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment may be referred to the Office of Institutional Equity and Accessibility (OIEA).


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