Job Description Template: Physician Assistant

How to Use This Template: Expertly craft a post for the open physician assistant position at your organization using this BambooHR job description template as a guide. Simply work with your hiring managers to customize each section to fit your company’s vision for this role.

Physician Assistant Job Description

Full-Time |Onsite | Location

$132,000 (Suggested salary for this role per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Why [Company]?

Introduce your organization in 3–5 sentences. This is the perfect place to explain what you do and why your company is a great place to work! For example, here's our bio:

Our mission is simple: we want to set people free to do meaningful work. People love our software—and it turns out that people love working here, too. BambooHR has been recognized as a "Best Company to Work For," and we're proud of our team for creating software that makes an impact in the lives of HR pros and employees all over the world.

About Your Role

Give a general overview of what this person will do at your company. For example:

As a Physician Assistant, you are one of the leading medical practitioners in our facility. We rely on you to perform many of the same responsibilities as a medical doctor, such as providing expertise and guidance to patients, overseeing medical staff, and partnering with supervising physicians to deliver the highest standard patient care.

What You'll Do

List specific job responsibilities. For example:

Physician assistants practice medicine and perform key functions within our facility, including:

  • Gathering patient information and health histories for documentation in the patient records
  • Preparing admission reports
  • Performing routine physical examinations and diagnostic tests
  • Ordering follow-up procedures or treatments, including lab tests and X-rays, also providing recommendations and referrals for occupational or physical therapies
  • Evaluate and interpret lab tests, medical charts, and other patient history documentation
  • Operate patient monitoring systems, such as ECGs, then interpret and communicate results
  • Diagnose patients and provide recommendations on a treatment
  • Perform splinting or casting for injuries
  • Manage patient health concerns and issues with consideration and patience
  • Provide preventative medicine recommendations and guidance on long-term health, including non-judgmental suggestions on lifestyle changes
  • Perform nursing or medical assistant duties as needed to fill in shortages, including taking vitals and administering vaccinations, immunizations, or blood draws
  • Provide clear and compassionate guidance to patients regarding their diagnosis and treatments
  • Support patients with follow-up appointments as they’re needed
  • Refer patients to other practitioners and doctors within the health system for specialized care
  • Perform approved minor surgeries and medical procedures
  • Act as first or second assistant in major scheduled surgeries, and support post-op procedures and patient care
  • Review the daily schedule and support efficient patient flow
  • Provide managerial oversight, supervising, observing, and/or coaching the assistants, trainees, and advanced practice clinicians
  • Order medications and prescriptions as authorized by a physician
  • Maintain meticulous notes and medical records
  • Comply with all licensing, certification, and continuing education requirements

What You'll Need to Get the Job Done

List what a qualified candidate needs to do their job effectively. For example:

  • A master’s degree in physician assistant studies is required
  • Strong customer service skills and an empathetic bedside manner
  • A current license from The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
  • The ability to develop collaborative relationships with other staff, including supervising physicians and medical assistants
  • Compliance with all continuing education requirements, including 100 CME credits every two years with at least 50 Category 1 CME credits
  • A degree from an ARC-PA accredited school and successful completion of the PANCE

What Will Make Us Really Love You

List the soft skills or "nice-to-haves" that will help your candidate be successful. For example:

  • At least one specialty Certificate of Added Qualifications from NCCPA
  • Three plus years of experience as a physician assistant
  • Positive references from past employers

What You'll Love About Us

Describe your company's benefits, culture, work environment, and anything else that makes your organization stand out. For example:

Our company's mission and values are rooted in integrity and guide every aspect of our organization, from how we serve our community to how we interact as a team. As we've grown throughout the years, our employees remain at the heart of our success. To show our appreciation, we offer a generous compensation package that includes the following:

  • Retirement: 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Healthcare: Medical, dental, vision, and mental wellness coverage
  • Life insurance: Group life insurance through our partner
  • Charitable giving: Donation matching to a charity of your choice
  • Time off: Flexible PTO policy with floating holidays
  • Career development: Professional development reimbursement program
  • Family care: Parental leave for all new parents

More About Our Company

Add your equal employment opportunity (EEO) statement, a note about required background checks, and other things a candidate may want to know before applying.

We're committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all candidates, without discrimination based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Following the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new hires must verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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