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Physician Assistant - Various Specialties and Schedules: Orthopedics, General Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Emergency Services- Walnut Creek and Antioch Areas

Primary Location Walnut Creek, California Facility Walnut Creek Medical Offices 1 & 2 Job Number 1223920 Date posted 09/18/2023
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To optimize your experience applying to a job at Kaiser Permanente we have created a unique and easy all-inclusive process to apply for open career opportunities in this specific specialty relevant to your work experience and interests.  This is for the Walnut Creek and Antioch area locations and represents multiple positions and Part Time, On-Call, and Full Time schedules. Specialties include: Orthopedics, General Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Emergency Services. 

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Job Summary:

Under the direction of a supervising physician, the Physician Assistant provides high quality, efficient, team based patient focused care. The Physician Assistant responsibilities may include managing patients in the office, hospital, ED and/or perioperative setting. Physician Assistant may be required to First Assist in the OR or perform other department specific procedures. The Senior Physician Assistant may also facilitate on call responsibilities for his/her supervising physician. Physician Assistant's daily responsibilities may vary based upon the department & supervising physician needs and may require evening or weekend hours. The Physician Assistant, by virtue of his/her experience and competency in the role, provides a high level of clinical and operational expertise and may function as a mentor to less experienced Physician Assistants.

Essential Responsibilities:

The Sr. Physician Assistant and Physician Assistant will practice as part of a team under the direction of their supervising physician.

Primary Duties will be inclusive of the following but not limited to:

  • Examines patient, performs comprehensive physical examination, and compiles patient medical data, including health history and results of physical examination.

  • Administers or orders diagnostic tests, such as imaging studies, 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.

  • Performs other department specific diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.

  • Develops and implements patient management plans, records progress notes, and assists in provision of continuity of care.

  • Instructs and counsels patients regarding compliance with prescribed therapeutic regimens, normal growth and development, family planning, emotional problems of daily living, and health maintenance and other relevant patient education.

Based upon Specific Specialty, additional duties may include the following:

  • Facilitate admissions, transfers, discharges.

  • First assist in surgeries or perform procedures as applicable.

  • Round on inpatients.

  • Performs admission evaluation on patients to include: 

    • Obtaining basic medical information and history, reviewing patient's medical record, performing physical exam, documenting findings into patient medical record, and reporting deviations from normal findings to attending physician.

  • Provides patient and family with pre-operative/pre-procedure and other pertinent education.

  • Answers questions regarding surgery or procedures, recovery and risk factor modification; provides blood transfusion information as applicable; performs peri-operative procedures; locates and utilizes diagnostic images, instruments and pertinent patient information.

  • Reviews patient chart noting allergies, pertinent medical history, and abnormal physical findings.

  • Assists in performing surgical procedures and other procedures consistent with the standards of care and practice guidelines.

  • Depending on the specialty, may work as the First Assist during surgical procedures, start IV's, and/or perform suturing.

  • Performs post-operative procedures to include  entering standard post-operative orders into patient medical records; assists physicians with evaluation and management of patient's status during recovery; reviews vital signs, laboratory and diagnostic  studies; assists with  management of patients.

  • Facilitates patient discharge; dictates discharge and transfer summaries in a timely manner.

Other Duties

  • May collaborate with the supervising physician, manager and other department members on performance improvement activities.

Basic Qualifications:


Physician Assistant:

  • No Experience Required

  • Graduate from an ARC-PA accredited physician assistant program by start date

Senior Physician Assistant:

  • Minimum three (3) years previous experience in the last five (5) years as a physician assistant.


  • Graduate from an ARC-PA accredited physician assistant program.

License, Certification, Registration

  • California State Physician Assistant License, issued by Physician Assistant Board under Medical Board of California by date of hire.

  • NCCPA certified at time of hire and maintained throughout career at Kaiser Permanente.

  • BLS certification required.

  • Must have a Nat'l Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to employment start date and meet current Medicare requirements for billing.

Additional Requirements:

  • Fluoroscopy Permit required, or must be obtained within 18 months from the date of hire in Orthopedics, Interventional Radiology, and Radiation Oncology only.

  • May be required to have experience and competency in performing specific tasks required by the specific department.

  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced Certification in specialty area, preferred.

Primary Location: California,Walnut Creek,Walnut Creek Medical Offices 1 & 2 Scheduled Weekly Hours: 0 Shift: Day Workdays: Variable Working Hours Start: Variable Working Hours End: Variable Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-NCAL-05|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Walnut Creek Hospital - Orthopedics - 0206 Pay Range: $76.82 - $107.69 / year The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: No At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest