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  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Retirement plan

Full Job Description

The University of Iowa Health Care department of Family Medicine is seeking a Physician Assistant to perform direct patient care including diagnostic and therapeutic services with physician supervision. Within the Physician Assistant (PA)/Physician relationship, PAs exercise autonomy in medical decision-making and services provided. Assist in educating healthcare students, residents, and fellows as they rotate through the respective departments and divisions.

This position will be located at the River Crossing Clinic in Riverside, IA.

Duties to include:

  • Provide care responsibilities as directed by a supervising physician.
  • Obtain medical history and perform physical examination.
  • Assess, assist, diagnose and treat medical or surgical problems and record findings.
  • Perform therapeutic procedures such as injections, immunizations, the suturing and care of wounds, removal of foreign bodies, ear and eye irrigation and other clinical procedures.
  • Perform office surgical procedures including skin biopsy, mole or wart removal, toenail removal, arthrocentesis, incision, and drainage of abscesses.
  • Provide basic care for orthopaedic problems including but not limited to strains, sprains, dislocations, and simple fractures.
  • Instruct and counsel patients regarding physical and mental health on matters such as diets, disease, therapy, and normal growth and development.
  • Assist in delivery of services to patients requiring continuing care.
  • Refer patients to appropriate specialty and subspecialty physicians as indicated by the patients’ problems.
  • Evaluate, treat, and institute procedures essential to providing an appropriate response to emergency medical problems.
  • Maintain awareness of health facilities, agencies, and resources in order to facilitate the appropriate referral of patients.
  • Assist in the ordering of drugs and supplies, record keeping, and maintenance of equipment.
  • Admit patients to hospital or health care facility as directed.
  • Order and interpret laboratory tests, x-ray procedures and special medical exams including but not limited to electrocardiogram or holter monitoring, vision screening, tonometry, and pulmonary function screening tests.
  • Order diets, physical therapy inhalation therapy, or other rehabilitative services.
  • Distribute properly packaged and labeled prescription drugs, controlled substances, or contraceptive devices when pharmacist services are not available or when it is in the best interests of the patient.
  • Order medications and administer drugs.
  • Direct other medical personnel and health professionals in the execution of patient care.
  • Perform duties appropriate to a physician’s practice.
  • Participate in educating fellows, residents, and students in various programs.
  • Assist with and participate in clinical research and/or trials.
  • Participate in committees within the division, department, College of Medicine, and University of Iowa Medical Center
  • Maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and the public

Percent of Time: 100%

Location: River Crossing Clinic in Riverside, IA.

Pay Grade: 94 (SEIU)

Benefits Highlights:

  • Regular salaried position located in Coralville, Iowa
  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans.
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The department intends to hire either a Family Medicine Physician Assistant (requisition 24002845) or a Family Medicine Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (requisition 24002846) based on the qualifications of the successful candidate. Please apply to the specific position for which you wish to be considered.

Required Qualifications

  • Must comply with registration and licensure requirements as specified by the Iowa Board of Physician Assistant Examiners which include graduation from an accredited PA educational program and/or certification by the NCCPA.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Previous experience in a primary care environment providing care to adults and children

Desirable Qualifications

  • Minimum of 1-year clinical experience after completion of PA (Physician Assistant) training is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with EPIC is highly desirable.
  • 2+ years’ experience in a primary care setting is preferred.

Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must attach a resume/CV and cover letter (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any conviction history and will be subject to a criminal background check and credential/education verification.

Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

This position is not eligible for university sponsorship for employment authorization.

For questions or additional information please contact Sandy Plank at ([email protected])

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