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Physician Assistant

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Work type: Regular
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: Health Care, Student Affairs

The Physician Assistant is a skilled health care professional who, under the supervision of a physician, performs a variety of medical, diagnostic and therapeutic services. In addition to clinical responsibilities, the physician assistant also coordinates and participates in approved outreach activities as well as assists both of the Directors in various medically and administratively related projects.


  • Perform professional direct patient care medical services as assigned by clinic schedule: Examine and diagnose patients, Prescribe and administer medical treatment, Order examinations, analyses, x-rays, physical therapy and prescription drugs, Responsibly document all medical care via patient's Electronic Health Record (EHR) and progress notes in a timely manner per protocols, Perform minor surgical procedures, Provide continuing care of patients, obtain appropriate consultations and arrange appropriate transfers and follow-ups, Provide patient education to support self care and health maintenance, Review reports, charts, records and the general progress of patient clinical care, Maintain patient records and reports according to standards required by HIPAA, the State, Pepperdine University, and Pepperdine Student Health Center, Prepare reports and related correspondence regarding patient care and condition, Respect and guard confidentiality of patients and staff in all aspects of clinical care, documentation and correspondence
  • Comply with all policies and procedures of Pepperdine Student Health Center, Pepperdine University, as well as all State and Federal professional legal requirements: Maintain current California license and DEA certification; Maintain CPR, Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and First Aid certification, as well as appropriate skills for all approved clinical privileges; Maintain current continuing medical education certificates and appropriate specialty qualifications and/or board certifications as required; Attend and participate in staff conferences and committees regarding clinical care of patients including diagnosis, treatment and education; Be familiar with and abide by the policies, procedures and specific safety procedures of the Pepperdine Student Health Center; including OSHA guidelines, and conduct work practices in a manner which respects the health and safety of patients and staff; Communicate in a warm, caring, respectful manner with patients, coworkers and administrators. Listen effectively and respond with behavior conducive to good public relations; Work cooperatively with others in the provision of the highest quality patient care and perform at all times in the best interest of all patients; Based on best practices, all staff are to follow vaccine and titer requirements to immunity; Serve as a member of Critical Support Personnel, those staff who we need to assist during an emergency and SHC Emergency Response Team, and if safe to do so, provide assistance over-night as needed; Perform all of the above with a sense of compassion toward students and coworkers in concurrence with the University, Student Affairs and Student Health Center Mission.
  • Participate in campus health education/outreach/promotion programs (in conjunction with approval by and/or as delegated by the Director): Represent the Student Health Center at University meetings/special programs, actively participating in educational outreach programming to include faculty/staff/student/parent presentations; In combination with the Wellness Department, create and organize campus outreach activities, addressing National College Health Assessment survey results and common health concerns related to the population; Provide medical consultation to Counseling Center mental health professional staff and provide coordinated patient care as appropriate. Active participant in Quality Improvement Committee; Active pursuant of AAAHC accreditation achievement; Serve as scheduled to provide educational and outreach services and attend meetings for campus public health and Pepperdine Student Health Patient Education programs; Serves as Co-Chair of Healthy Campus 2020 Coalition; Maintain and update SHC website material, and social media material as appropriate; Participate in all quality assurance and quality control studies.
  • Assists in supervision of nursing personnel in the back office, as delegated by Director or Medical Director: Provide day to day oversight of clinic and lab activities and personnel. This includes nurses, medical assistants, and other part-time nursing staff. Provide planning, supervision, and coordination of clinical services on day-to-day basis, including the scheduling of on-call staff, monitoring of daily events, etc.; Train, motivate, and evaluate assigned personnel; provide or coordinate nursing staff training; work with employees on performance issues; Respond to staff questions and concerns; Continuously monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assess and monitor work load, administrative and support systems; Assist the Director in researching current health trends and practices, as well as developing and maintaining clinical protocols in accordance with current standards of care; Assist personnel in adhering to policies and procedures, including maintenance of government regulations, laboratory and machinery; Understand the correct procedure for all back office functions consistent with CLIA Lab Licensure and coordinates Quality Assurance Studies (QA) for back office procedures; Assist in the recruitment of nurses and other back office personnel.
  • Provide emergency medical care to anyone needing such care at the SHC.
  • Review medical related content in brochures, handouts, and PowerPoints.
  • Recognizes and evaluates situations which call for immediate attention of the supervising physician or a higher level of care.
  • As a staff member in the Student Affairs department who works closely with students, this person serves as a Christian role model to students.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Graduated from an accredited PA /NP program. The PA is required to pass the PANCE (Physician Assistant National Certification Exam) administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Current licensure by the Physician Assistant Board – State of California / California Board of Registered Nurses. Current DEA certificate. Recent experience in clinical practice. Current certification in Basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/AED/First Aid. Attend either a regional or national conference as agreed by the Director to maintain licensure requirements. Collaborate with other professionals in college health. Maintains professionalism, good judgment sense and confidentiality; Ability to interact with a variety of people both in person and on the telephone, especially in regard to ill or injured students, their parents, faculty and staff; Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; Excellent organization and time management skills; Ability to prioritize workload and delegate responsibility accordingly; Ability to work in a very fast paced setting with multiple demands that often occur at the same time; Exercises cultural competency and respectful consideration in a student population representing diverse cultures.

Preferred: Experience using an EHR system; charting and developing templates is preferred. Shall maintain a clean, neat and professional appearance at all times in accordance with Pepperdine’s mission and image; Adjusts work assignments as needed; Observes appropriate conduct standards; Sees patients in a timely fashion; Maintains attendance and punctuality; Shall notify the Director of any policy and procedural problems, scheduling difficulties, employee matters, or State or Federal Standards problems; All work produced shall be neat and professional in quality; Shall be conscientious in performance of all job duties; Shall deal with stressful situations in a calm manner; Encourages employees to follow appropriate chain of command.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening.

This is a regular, non-exempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

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