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  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Travel reimbursement

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Physician Assistant

CLASSIFICATION/STATUS: Exempt, Licensed, Full Time

Immediate Supervisor: Lead Physician Assistant

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

FLEXIBLE WORK: Hybrid schedule option

PAY RANGE: Band 8 ($96,720 – $137,280/year)



The mission of Charles River Community Health (CRCH) is to partner with individuals and families so they can thrive and lead healthier lives by delivering the comprehensive, integrated, and equitable primary healthcare that matters most to them, the Physician Assistant provides direct care and education to Health Center patients and ensures continuity and quality of care. The Physician Assistant will have a solid understanding of patient needs and will work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team to co-manage primary care patients.


Patient Care:

  • Provide direct patient care, counseling, and teaching to the primary care population in the ambulatory setting. Care for both acute and chronic conditions for new and established patients.
  • Perform complete histories and physical examinations.
  • Order, interpret, and evaluate appropriate laboratory and diagnostic tests.
  • Develop appropriate plans of care and follow-up based on the outcomes of diagnostic, laboratory, and physical examination findings.
  • Order medications and write prescriptions according to organizational and regulatory policies and procedures, including agreement with collaborating physician as required.
  • Consistently follow through on high quality and timely documentation.
  • Collaborate and consult with a multidisciplinary team of providers and other staff, including supervising physician, as appropriate.
  • May perform procedures as agreed upon with the Medical Director.
  • Practice cost-effective medicine efficiently, maximizing available resources.
  • Demonstrate expert clinical judgment skills to function in an independent role.
  • The role will consist of 32 clinical hours and 8 admin hours per week.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Lead Physician Assistant, or designee.

Organizational Citizenship:

  • Participate in community outreach projects and Center meetings as requested.
  • Participate in Quality Assurance activities as directed.
  • Maintain a learning mindset with active involvement in individual continuing education and participation in all required organizational or clinical training.
  • Perform other related duties as required by the Medical Director.


  • Completion of a graduate-level (Master’s degree) Physician Assistant program accredited by the Accreditation and Review Committee for Physician Assistants (ARC-PA), which qualifies the candidate to take the NCCPA certifying exam, required.
  • Certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) must be obtained prior to the first day of employment.
  • Must be eligible for or already hold an active Massachusetts license as a Physician Assistant.
  • Must maintain a current Massachusetts Controlled Substance Registration (MCSR) and DEA registration.
  • Must complete CME as required for maintenance of NCCPA certification and MA licensure. Must re-certify as a PA-C on the interval set by NCCPA.
  • Certification in CPR required.
  • Must have familiarity with EHR systems, Epic strongly preferred.
  • Must be willing to work one evening (until 7pm) weekly; occasional Saturdays may be required to cover CRCH staffing needs.
  • Call as required by the Medical Director
  • Must be able to travel between Brighton/Waltham sites as needed.
  • Bilingual/Bicultural preferred, fluency in English required.
  • Must have experience in diverse cultures, with strong commitment to promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and reducing inequities.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, particularly with people from diverse cultures, with the ability to understand the community, population, and patients we serve.
  • Must believe in the work we do at CRCH, with a strong passion to serve underserved populations in diverse settings.


Charles River Community Health’s mission is to partner with individuals and families so they can thrive and lead healthier lives by delivering the comprehensive, integrated, and equitable primary healthcare that matters most to them.

CRCH is a comprehensive practice providing medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, optical, and vision services to diverse underserved local communities. We serve over 13,500 patients annually, and 90% of those served are low income, while over 70% need services in a language other than English.

We are committed to providing patients with timely access to the right care, at the right place and at the right time, collaborating with other organizations to connect patients with a comprehensive range of services and provide continuity of care, and creating new community partnerships to meet the changing needs of patients and the community.

We value caring for everyone with dignity, respect, and compassion, reducing cultural, financial and other barriers to care, and eliminating health care disparities for our patients. We also advocate for the needs of our patients, the community, and public health causes.


If you are passionate about providing service excellence in a mission-driven, team-oriented, and progressive organization, you will find your career as Physician Assistant rewarding and impactful. You will also find a partner in your career path goals and trajectory.


Medical & Dental Insurance

Short & Long-term Disability Insurance

Generous Paid Time Off

Flexible Spending Account

Employee Assistance Program

Tickets at Work

Health Reimbursement Arrangement

Travel Reimbursement

Professional Development Opportunities

Solid track record of developing and promoting employees internally!

Charles River Community Health is strongly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates and values employee differences and similarities. By providing and supporting a work culture that fosters and builds upon diversity and its strengths, CRCH will better serve our local communities and continue to provide quality patient care and services. CRCH is an employment at-will organization and an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, CRCH prohibits retaliation against an applicant or employee because he or she has engaged in protected activity under the statutes prohibiting discrimination in the workplace.

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