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  • Edmonds, WA
  • $112,328.71 - $121,956.88 a year
  • Full-time


  • 403(b)
  • 403(b) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid sick time
  • Vision insurance

Full Job Description

Community Health Center of Snohomish County offers competitive wages, including an incentive plan of 4% – 14% of specialty annual median compensation and a comprehensive benefits package designed to address health, time off, retirement and career-advancement needs. Benefits available include health insurance (medical/dental/vision), up to 160 hours of vacation time pro-rated by FTE every 12 months, paid sick leave, 10-paid holidays, 403(b) Safe Harbor retirement plan with employer match, disability and life insurance, and more! We also offer $1,560 -$4,680 per year for those who test proficiently in a second language up to three languages.

Job Summary

The Physician Assistant Certified operates in a team with other clinic healthcare providers and support staff. The Physician Assistant provides medical care to all age groups in accordance with the State of Washington Department of Licensing and professional scope of practice. In addition, the Physician Assistant provides diagnostic and therapeutic medical services to CHC patients, while making reasonable and sound medical assessments and treatment plans.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Reads, speaks, understands and writes proficiently in English.
  • Works independently and is self-directed.
  • Works effectively in a team environment.
  • Organizes, prioritizes, and coordinates multiple activities and tasks.
  • Works with initiative, energy and effectiveness in a fast-paced environment.
  • Remains calm and effective in high pressure and emergency situations.
  • Problem-solves with creativity and ingenuity.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications; Word, Excel and Outlook.


  • Bilingual skills.


  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Bachelor’s degree as a Physician Assistant.


  • Education and training in specialized care such as prenatal care, family practice, pediatrics, obstetrics or prenatal.



  • Not less than a 0.5 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) of patient care within field of training within the past year.
  • CPT-4 coding experience.
  • ICD-10 coding experience.
  • Healthcare information systems, such as electronic health record and practice management systems experience.
  • Experience in a multiple provider medical practice.
  • Working with low income, multi-ethnic populations.


  • Physician Assistant license, with prescriptive privileges, with the State of Washington.
  • DEA controlled substances registration.
  • Physician Assistant certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (CPR/AED) certification – must be obtained within 45 days of employment.
  • Successful completion of CHC’s credentialing and privileging review upon hire and re-credentialing as appropriate.


  • Driver’s license with the State of Washington.
  • Motor vehicle insurance liability policy, a certificate of deposit, or a liability bond to the required limits.

Job Specific Functions/Performance:

  • Provides medical care to all age groups in accordance with the State of Washington Department of Licensing and professional scope of practice.
  • Provides diagnostic and therapeutic medical services to CHC patients. Makes reasonable and sound medical assessments and treatment plans.
  • Obtains complete medical history and physical data from patients.
  • Interprets and integrates data to determine appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as needed.
  • Consults with physicians when indicated in managing acute and chronic medical needs of the patients.
  • Orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures.
  • Synthesizes data to determine preliminary diagnosis and therapeutic plan utilizing principles of prevention.
  • Interviews and advises patients regarding health and illness prevention. Recommends community resources to meet patient and family needs.
  • Instructs patient and family regarding medications and treatment instructions. Promotes medical care through direct patient care and education.
  • Identifies special needs of CHC patients and works with staff to address those needs.
  • Participates in Quality Improvement and Utilization Management programs and activities.
  • Documents encounters in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Provides therapeutic intervention following accepted guidelines or protocols.
  • Coordinates delivery of care with appropriate clinical staff to ensure quality of care is met.
  • Adheres to attendance standards in order to perform the job functions for daily operations and/or continuity of patient care.

CHC is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (EEO/AA)/At-will employer.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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