Physician Assistant

    • Job Tracking ID: 512365-429550
    • Job Location: Rohnert Park, CA
      Rohnert Park
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: Masters Degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: September 20, 2018
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

The Petaluma Health Center’s mission is to provide high quality health care, with access for all, in Southern Sonoma County.  The Center accomplishes this mission through collaborative, innovative programs, services and referral resources that meet the economic needs of the entire community. 

As a Physician Assistant, you’ll get the chance to work in a team based environment that is integrated with behavioral health and specialty services.  You’ll have your own patient panel targeting between 18 and 22 patients a day, fully supported by Certified Medical Assistants, Referral Specialists and RN’s. Our providers practice across the full spectrum of family medicine.

You will get the chance to mentor/teach medical students who rotate through the clinic and participate in The Center for Education in Community Medicine and our NP/PA Residency Program. 

Petaluma Health Center has two large clinics - one located in Petaluma and another located in Rohnert Park.  Our scope of services include:  Family Medicine, Maternity, Behavioral & Mental Health, Wellness, Optometry, Dental and Specialty Services.

We are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides primary medical care and mental health services to residents of Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Cotati, Penngrove and surrounding areas.  We are organized as a private, non-profit corporation and governed by a consumer and community led Board of Directors.

For more information about us, please visit us at

Petaluma Health Center is located in Petaluma, CA, about one hour north of San Francisco.  We have two clinics, one located in Petaluma and another in the city of Rohnert Park.  We offer our providers the opportunity to practice a full scope or partial scope of family medicine and primary care.  We offer flexible schedules, loan repayment, a full suite of benefits and competitive salaries.  Come live the dream in Northern California.


Position Summary:

As a Physician Assistant you will provide primary care to neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients in our community. You will work under the clinical supervision of a Petaluma Health Center physician and provide full spectrum family medicine with an emphasis on Patient Centered Medical Home and team based care.


Areas of Responsibility:

  • Provide comprehensive primary care to clients of all ages in accordance with standardized procedures and protocols for PA’s
  • Provide age-appropriate health education concerning various funding and payment information available in community including but not limited to Healthy Families, Medi-cal, CHDP, CMSP, Fam-pact, BCEDP for patients who are low income and/or medically underserved or medically underinsured
  • Participates in MAA coordination and claims Administration, including but not limited to completion of the annual time survey
  • Accurately documents all encounters and services provided to PHC patients, including medical history, physician examinations for presenting problems, immunization and injections, specific laboratory test, radiological and other studies
  • Provide patient follow-up and referrals as needed
  • Provides sensitive, supportive and compassionate care to a culturally and economically diverse population
  • Participate in quality improvement activities and meetings
  • Participates in providing evening and weekend on-call coverage
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervising physician or Executive Director 


Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated clinical skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Sensitivity to the needs and situations of a multi-cultural population from a variety of income levels
  • Working knowledge of insurance referral and authorizations protocols

Experience and Skills:



  • Degree from an accredited Physician Assistant training program
  • Two+ years of experience providing primary care in a family practice setting or one year of PA residency experience required


Licenses and Certifications:

  • PA with current California license
  • Active Board Certification as a Physician Assistant


Language Skills:

Bilingual in English and Spanish, both written and verbal preferred.


Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to recognize problems, collect data, and establish facts. 


Computer Skills:

Microsoft Office, Outlook, Word, and Excel. 

Use of a web browser.

Electronic Medical Records.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit ergonomically correctly; use hands to finger, handle or feel, ability to talk and/or hear.  The employee is required to stand; walk: reach with hands and arms: climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.  Repetitive motion with word processing and data entry. Heavy phone use.


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.