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  • Flexible schedule
  • Loan repayment program
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation assistance

Full Job Description

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. We do not discriminate for any reason. We welcome talented individuals who believe in our mission, drive the organization forward, and recognize the positive impact they can bring to our communities.

Physician Assistant – Position Summary

Provide the full scope of services which fall under provider’s field of training, including but not limited to diagnosis, treatment, coordination of care, preventive care, and electronic health record (EHR) maintenance, while following guidelines contained within the quality management, risk management, infection control, customer service and safety programs for Access Community Health Network.

Benefit Overview:

  • Compensation Package
  • Guaranteed Annual Base Salary
  • Productivity and Quality Bonuses
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Loan repayment potential through National Health Service Corps (NHSC)
  • NHSC LRP: Up to $75,000 Full Time for 2 years
  • NHSC SUD-W LRP: Up to $75,000 Full Time for 3 years
  • NHSC LRP or SUD-W LRP: $5,000 award enhancement for clinicians who demonstrate Spanish-language proficiency.
  • HPSA Primary Care score 19 for ACCESS Health Centers
  • ACCESS Westside, Madison and Sinai Health Centers have a HPSA Primary Care score of 21.
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • 232 Hours of Paid Time Off (PTO) per year & Paid Holidays
  • 40 Hours of CME & $2,000 Reimbursement
  • Malpractice liability provided by the Federal Torts Claims Act (FTCA)
  • 100% Outpatient Practice
  • Flexible schedules and much more…!

Clinical and Operational Duties
General Clinical

  • Obtains health history and performs physical examinations.
  • Diagnoses, treats, counsels, and coordinate care for each patient.
  • Reviews and update problem list and longitudinal plan of care at every visit.
  • Meets documentation standards and completes all progress notes within 24 hours following the patient visit.
  • Fulfills on-call responsibilities in accordance with the schedule developed by ACCESS and responds to calls within 20 minutes.
  • Prescribe medication in accordance with Illinois statute and professional practice guidelines.
  • Performs all duties in conformity with the quality standards and clinical guideline established by ACCESS.
  • Meets Meaningful Use standards which is defined as using certified EHR technology to improve quality, safety, efficiency, and reduce health disparities, engage patients and families in their health care, improve care coordination, improve population and public health; all the while maintaining privacy and security.
  • Manages EHR In-Basket, transfers In-Basket responsibilities to colleagues when appropriate, and responds to messages (e.g. lab results, refills, patient calls, patient messages, co-sign orders, co-sign charts, and open charts) within 72 hours.
  • Assures all clinical activities are accomplished according to acceptable guidelines for reimbursement.

Patient Support & Education

  • Provides culturally competent care
  • Recognizes patients’ families as an integral part of patients’ care teams.
  • Ensures that patients’ and families’ needs are met, and clinic policy is followed through.
  • Encourage patients and families to voice questions and/or concerns.
  • Works with patients and their families as appropriate to encourage care self-management.
  • Conducts patient education activities, including pre and post instruction exams and procedures, instructions related to illness and treatment, and reinforcement of provider’s follow-up instructions.
  • Utilizes printed health education materials as appropriate and document all instructions given; while considering an individual varying level of understanding and adjusts level of presentation to ensure the patient is knowledgeable of medical condition and plan of care.
  • Works with care team and case management to provide for coordinated delivery of case management services.
  • Ensures patients presenting with greater acuity than what is clinically appropriate within the health center are transferred appropriately.
  • Meets intensity of service and/or severity of illness admission criteria.

PCMH Requirements

  • Coordinates with health center staff at all levels to ensure patient needs are met.
  • Participates in health center huddles and meets scheduled health center times and productivity standards.
  • Assures patients are seen in a timely and clinically appropriate manner and involves health center employees including medical assistants and front desk staff in this process.
  • Assures care teams properly carry out effective treatment, education and performs clinical tasks in accordance with acceptable policy and procedure.

Provider Development

  • Participates in the orientation and training of staff as needed.
  • Ensures care team meets internal certification requirements for patient education and the administration of medication.
  • Participates in proficiency testing as required by ACCESS to ensure that proper standards of care are being maintained.
  • May function as a preceptor in teaching programs including medical residents, medical students, advance practice nurse students as well as other allied health professions.
  • Adheres to Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Current Professional Licenses to practice as a PA in the State of Illinois required. Maintain CME requirements.
  • Board Certification is required.
  • Obtain and maintain a collaborative agreement upon beginning of employment at ACCESS. Complete Practice Reviews, as required by ACCESS policy.
  • Obtain a DEA & Controlled Substance license upon beginning of employment at ACCESS.
  • Two (2) years of working experience in the practice of primary care medicine in an outpatient setting preferred.
  • Knowledge of applicable rules, regulations and standards relative to quality assurance, safety and infection control required
  • Electronic Health Records competency; EPIC knowledge preferred.


  • Cultural Competency; ability to provide care and address needs and concerns of patients in alignment with their culture
  • Interpersonal Skills; ability to effectively work with diverse populations of patients, colleagues and outside agencies
  • Administrative and organizational skills; ability to organize diverse information

Working Conditions/Equipment

  • Clinical/Health Center environment
  • Ability to concentrate and communicate in an environment with frequent interruptions
  • Ability to stand, sit and walk for up to eight hours within Health Center environment
  • Ability to lean and stretch in context of patient exam
  • Computer/laptop
  • Phone/Fax/Copier/Scanner
  • Requirements/Preferences

ACCESS is a Network of Federally Qualified Health Centers treating patients on the frontlines of community-based health care. Depending on position applied/being recruited for, candidates may be required to be vaccinated against communicable diseases, and provide supporting documentation proving that they are properly vaccinated, or apply for religious and/or medical vaccination exemption as a part of the application process.

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