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Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant

locationMount Vernon, WA, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/18/2023
Healthcare / Pharmacy
Full Time

Proliance Surgeons is one of the largest surgical practices in the country, with over 450 providers including over 200 board-certified physicians providing treatment at more than 100 care centers in Washington State

At Proliance, our patients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire, develop and engage great people from a wide variety of backgrounds and encourage growth and development to make our organization a great place to work.  We draw on the differences in who we are, what we’ve experienced, and how we think to create Exceptional Outcomes, Personally Delivered

We are proud to offer a comprehensive and competitive benefit and pay package including health coverage, 401k with match and profit share, PTO and more! Check out our main career site for more details at

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The salary range for this position is $100,339 - $160,542

Key Duties & Responsibilities

The role of the Proliance certified Physician Assistant is well-rounded, ideal for a self-motivated person who wants to maximize their skill set and expand their clinical knowledge. In this role, you will act as first assistant in the ASC operating room and provide clinic-based care and post-operative care; and may provide surgical assisting in the hospital OR, and/or perform rounding on patients within the hospital.

The key duties and responsibilities of the certified Physician Assistant may include, but are not limited to:

  • Greeting/ identifying patient & completing and documenting an accurate history and physical examination of patients; may include moving and positioning patients
  • Conducting comprehensive or episodic health assessments and developing patient care plans
  • Ordering and interpreting tests, treatments, and therapies, within the scope of practice
  • Prescribing medications, diet, supplies, prosthetic devices, and other home health aides according to clinical privileges
  • Administer and/or inject medications
  • Wound care; apply or remove casting, splinting, wound dressing; suture and staple removal, etc
  • Instruct and counsel patients regarding the total treatment plan & therapeutic regimes.
  • Providing clear, concise, and accurate information regarding patient care in the medical record       
  • Obtain/maintain technical familiarity and proficiency for specific surgical procedures prior to their performance. 
  • Remain proficient in the utilization of commonly used clinical protocols and guidelines
  • Assist in Surgical Procedures.
  • Hospital rounds, including patient care, charting & all paperwork/documentation, and interacting with the patient and family/care givers, staff, consultants, and discharge planners.
  • OPTIONAL Primary or secondary trauma call coverage
  • OPTIONAL includes evaluating and treatment of patients
  • Answering service coverage and responsibilities
  • The ability to initiate Basic/Advanced life support in response to emergency situations.
  • Provides education to patients, families, and significant others using established education materials
  • May provide other clinical duties within the scope of practice as directed under a patient’s  care plan
  • Advocates for patients, families, co-workers, the community and the health care profession
  • Integrates evidence-based knowledge and clinical expertise in decision-making
  • Seeks experiences and formal and independent learning activities to maintain and develop clinical and professional skills and knowledge
  • Establishes an effective relationship with the supervising physician
  • Complete duties and assist others as directed
  • Must follow all policies as introduced during new associate On-Boarding, updated real-time and outlined in .

Experience, Skills and Abilities

  • Graduate of accredited Physician’s Assistant Program.
  • Washington State Physician Assistant License, Current
  • Current Certification as a physician assistant by the National Commission of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
  • Current CPR and BLS from the American Heart Association
  • Two years prior experience in surgery preferred
  • Advanced physical assessment and critical thinking skills required. Ability to listen, interact and communicate verbally and in writing
  • Required: Comprehensive knowledge of surgical procedures, techniques, Standards of Care, instrumentation, equipment, and supplies as they directly correlate to the specialty.
  • Superior customer service skills
  • Great interpersonal skills; demonstrating patience, composure and cooperation; working well with all patients, physicians and staff.
  • Advanced understanding of and adherence to all safety, risk management and precautionary procedures, including the consistent respect for confidentiality (HIPAA)
  • Using time efficiently, with meticulous attention to detail, accuracy and completion
  • Ability to manage multiple factors for the best result.
  • Resourcefulness in addressing first level problems and tenacity to see things through to solution
  • Ability to remove oneself personally from given situations, remaining objective
  • Able to adapt to change, delays or unexpected events while maintaining a positive mindset
  • Clear oral and written communication
  • Ability to provide feedback to improve performance
  • Self-motivated; able to work following specific guidelines and in accordance with detailed instructions; measure self against standard of excellence, overcome obstacles and challenges with little supervision

Work Environment/Physical Demands

The work environment/physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work may be performed in an office and clinical environment.  Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.  While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to talk or hear.  The associate is required to sit for long periods of time, stand and walk, bend and stretch.  Use of telephone and computer is required.  Manual dexterity required for use of computer keyboard. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 pounds. May requires working under stressful conditions or working irregular hours.

This description is intended to encompass essential job functions, the general supplemental functions and the essential requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements of a person.  Other functions may be assigned, and leadership retains the right to add or change the duties at any time.