SENIOR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 07, 2019
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $115,637.52 - $151,663.68 Annually USD

Job Description

ORIGINAL POSTING DATE: 9/1/2010
Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

EXAM NUMBER: Y5051F

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
Open Competitive Job Opportunity

REBULLETIN INFORMATION:

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO UPDATE THE SPECIAL SALARY INFORMATION AND INFORMATION REGARDING MANPOWER SHORTAGE RANGE. PERSONS WHO HAVE APPLIED WITHIN THE LAST 12 MONTHS NEED NOT REAPPLY, BUT MAY SUBMIT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IF THEY WISH. THE INFORMATION MUST CONTAIN THE CORRECT EXAM NUMBER AND NAME.

DEFINITION:
Provides administrative supervision of a group of Physician Assistants who perform medical examinations, procedures, and treatments under the technical supervision of physicians.
Essential Job Functions
  • Serves as first line administrative supervisor for a group of Physician Assistants under the technical direction of a physician.
  • Prepares performance evaluations for the Physician Assistant staff.
  • Makes recommendations on hiring, promotions, transfers, work improvement, and discharge.
  • Resolves problems of employee grievances and discipline and/or makes recommendation regarding unresolved problems.
  • Plans and conducts staff meetings.
  • Reviews the quality of completed and in-progress assignments and implements corrective measures where necessary.
  • Develops and revises proposed Physician Assistant programs based on changes in needs, review of patient records, and review of professional literature.
  • Assists in supervising and evaluating clinical performance of the Physician Assistants assigned to the area of specialty.
  • Serves as a resource person to the Physician Assistant regarding unusual or difficult cases and demonstrates appropriate evaluation and treatment procedures.
  • Assists in the clinical training of students, orientation of allied health team, and provides for staff development through in-service training and arrangement for attendance at special conferences, seminars, or college education courses.
  • Provides technical guidance to students by instructing, training, and evaluating them in developing methods and procedures for assigned areas.

Requirements
SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
Two years of experience as a Physician Assistant* in the applicable specialty role:

Physician Assistant, Emergency Care
Physician Assistant, Primary Care
Physician Assistant, Women's Health Care
Physician Assistant, Orthopedics
Physician Assistant, Surgery

LICENSE:
A valid license to practice as a Physician Assistant issued by the Physician Assistant Committee of the Medical Board of California.

CERTIFICATE(S) REQUIRED:
A certification with National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Basic Life Support Certificate -OR- Basic Cardiac Life Support Certificate -AND- Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Certificate issued by an approved provider.

PHYSICAL CLASS III:
Moderate: Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS INFORMATION:
*Experience as a Physician Assistant in the County of Los Angeles is defined as: under the supervision of a physician, performs medical examinations, selected diagnostic and therapeutic tasks and other special procedures to assist in the delivery of medical services to patients.

Applicants must include a legible photocopy of the license to practice as a Physician Assistant, certification with National Commission on Certification of Physician's Assistant, Basic Life Support Certificate -OR- Basic Cardiac Life Support Certificate, and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Certificate issued by an approved provider to the application at the time of filing or fax them to (323) 869-7124 within 15 calendar days of filing online..

The required license and certificates MUST be current and unrestricted; conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted license and certificates will NOT be accepted.

In order to receive credit for the Master's degree under the Desirable Qualifications, you must include a legible copy of the official diploma, official transcripts, or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization with your application at the time of filing or fax it to (323) 869-0942 within 15 calendar days of filing online.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master's Degree from an accredited university in Public Health Science, Biology, Human Anatomy, Physiology or a closely related field.

Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of training and experience based upon application information and desirable qualifications 100%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be added on the eligible list.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be added to the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.

VACANCY INFORMATION:

The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Health Services.

SPECIAL INFORMATION:
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.

AVAILABLE SHIFT: Any

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" tab for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using the website.

All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.

Utilizing VERBIAGE from the Class Specification and Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED .

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met. Application filing may be suspended at any time with or without advance notice.

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the requirements. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing will not be accepted.

NOTE: If you are unable to attach required documents, you must fax them to (323) 869-0942
or e-mail the documents to the exam analyst within 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and the exam title.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:

Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their applications online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

DEPARTMENT CONTACT
Meri Snkhchyan, Exam Analyst
(323) 914-8023
msnkhchyan@dhs.lacounty.gov

ADA COORDINATOR PHONE:
(323) 869-7124

CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE:
(800) 735-2922


Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

Los Angeles, California United States View Map