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Recruitment/Posting Title
Physician Assistant

Job Category
Staff & Executive – Medical (Clinical) – Physician Assistant

SHP-Physician Asst Studies

New Jersey’s academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating university wide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and five centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research.

Our faculty are teachers, clinicians, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers.

Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state—at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, including Piscataway; and at locations in Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Stratford, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Newark’s University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.

Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.

Rutgers RBHS is an anchor institution that boasts locations in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise.

Posting Summary
Rutgers School of Health Professions (SHP) is seeking a per diem Physician Assistant to work in the Health Outreach Practice Experience (HOPE) Clinic one day per week. The Physician Assistant under the direction and supervision of a Licensed Physician provides health care services to patients in a primary care setting. The Physician Assistant will function collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams and maintain effective communication with staff and administration.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Examines patients, performs comprehensive physical examinations, and compiles patient medical data, including health history and results of physical examination.
  • Administers or orders diagnostic tests, such as x-ray, electrocardiogram, and laboratory tests, and interprets test results for deviations from normal.
  • Performs therapeutic procedures such as injections, immunizations, suturing and wound care, and managing infection.
  • Instructs and counsels patients regarding compliance with prescribed therapeutic regimens, normal growth and development, family planning, emotional problems of daily living, and health maintenance.
  • In conjunction with the medical staff, develops and maintains all requirements related to regulatory agencies of the local, state, and federal governments.
  • Develops and implements patient management plans, records progress notes, and assists in provisions of continuity of care.

Position Status
Per Diem

Hours Per Week
8 hours per week

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Seniority Unit

Terms of Appointment
Staff – 12 month

Position Pension Eligibility


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Graduation from a Physician Assistant Program approved by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).
  • Certification from the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
  • New Jersey License from the State Board of Medical Examiners-Physician Advisory Committee.
  • Basic Life Support certification (BLS) is required.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Preferred Qualifications
  • Spanish speaking preferred.
  • At least 1 year of experience in primary care in a resource-limited community.
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Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Must be able to lift or exert force up to ten (10) pounds.
  • Clinic environment with moderate noise.
Special Conditions
  • All requirements must be met prior to employment with Rutgers University.

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Regional Campus
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)

Home Location Campus
Off Campus



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Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Immunization Requirements

Under Policy 60.1.35 Immunization Policy for Rutgers Employees and Prospective Employees, Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to receive an updated (bivalent) vaccine dose. Under Policy 100.3.1 Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals, if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidate’s offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

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