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 JOB POSTING April 16

Position/Title  Physician Assistant *will consider full and part time* 
Organization  Alaska Urology
Location  Anchorage, AK 
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Alaska Urology is seeking Physician Assistant for our Anchorage offices. Alaska Urology is the largest urology clinic in Alaska. We are a busy clinic with 7 physicians and 3 mid-level providers.

Duties:

  • Overseeing the acute care needs of our patients, triaging urgent patients.
  • Provide specialty care with the cognizance of a physician.
  • Obtains and evaluates medical histories, performs medical evaluations, orders labs and diagnostic studies, orders/performs necessary procedures and treatments.
  • Coordinates patient care with other members of the health care team.
  • Accomplishes narrative summaries and other documentation.

Qualifications:

  • Current state of Alaska Physician Assistant, or ability to obtain temp license prior to employment.
  • Current DEA license.
  • Must be able to pass background check.
  • 1 to 2 years’ experience as a Physician Assistant required, prior Urology experience preferred.
To apply send cover letter and resume to Jennifer @ jbercier@alaskaurology.com or fax to 907-561-1862.

 JOB POSTING April 12

Position/Title  Physician Assistant - Certified 
Organization  Anchorage Neurosurgical Associates, Inc. 
Location  Anchorage, AK  
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Anchorage Neurosurgical Associates is seeking a Physician Assistant.

Full time position for neurosurgical group.  Position will be in an outpatient clinic as well as inpatient care. The physician’s assistant will also assist in the surgical environment.

The physician’s assistant will work independently and in collaboration with physicians and other healthcare professionals providing care to patients in both clinic and hospital settings.

Full-time: Monday-Friday

Clinic/inpatient/surgical position includes call requirements including rotating night and weekends.

Employment benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • 401K
  • CME allowance
  • Vacation and paid holidays

Responsibilities:

  • Provide quality care
  • Obtain appropriate patient history
  • Perform focused and complete physical examinations
  • Assist in perioperative care of patients
  • Assist in the operating room
  • Evaluate findings from diagnostic tests and make appropriate diagnosis
  • Initiating appropriate referrals to other physicians or specialty care providers when needed

Requirements:

  • Current PA certification by the NCCPA
  • Alaska State Physician Assistant license or eligibility

Interested applicant can email a cover letter and resume to Megan at merickson@akneurosurgery.com 

 JOB POSTING March 28

Position/Title 

Physician Assistant (Ortho/Surgical) 

Organization 

Orthopedic Physicians Alaska 

Location 

Anchorage OR Wasilla, AK 

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Orthopedic Physicians Alaska seeks a highly skilled, dedicated and professional Physician Assistant (Ortho/Surgical) to join our rapidly growing and dynamic Wasilla team. We provide work-life balance, competitive salaries, and comprehensive medical, dental, FSA, life, and disability insurance, as well as profit sharing, 401k, and paid time off starting at three (3) weeks per year.

Learn more about Orthopedic Physicians Alaska at www.OPAlaska.com.

OPA fosters a strong working and learning relationship with our physician assistants. We take a keen interest in our continued staff education and development. OPA leads the way in continued learning, including PA/physician mentorship, educational in-services, and generous continuing education including CE leave.

The Orthopedic Surgical PA is responsible for practicing medicine with physician supervision including conducting examinations and writing prescriptions. Within the physician/physician assistant (PA) relationship, PAs exercise autonomy in medical decision-making and provide a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. Practice is restricted to orthopedic subspecialty as well as orthopedic surgery and surgical assists. May include responsibility for administrative duties and includes additional duties and parameters of specific individual contract and/or continuing education requirements.

Representative duties

  • Conduct physical exams, assess health status, order and interpret tests, prescribe medications, and treat illnesses and conditions including giving injections and suturing wounds.
  • Consult with physicians as needed and refer to physicians for more complicated medical cases or cases that are not a routine part of a PA’s scope of work.
  • Monitor therapies and provide continuity of care.
  • Triage patient calls and evaluate patient problems.
  • Respond to emergencies including use of CPR.
  • Counsel patient/family on preventive health care.
  • Document patient information and care in medical record.
  • First assist in assigned provider’s surgery cases.
  • Participate in occasional patient rounding.
  • Serve appointed rounds in Walk-in clinic.

Knowledge and skill requirements

  • Understand role of physicians and physician assistants.
  • Familiar with anatomy, pharmacology, pathophysiology, clinical medicine, and physical diagnosis.
  • Able to apply patient assessment techniques including taking medical histories, performing physicals, evaluating health status including state of wellness, and compliance with care recommendations.
  • Able to diagnose and treat medical problems and develop care plans.
  • Able to gather and analyze physiological, socioeconomic, and emotional patient data.
  • Accurately evaluate patient problems in person or via phone and provide appropriate advice, intervention, or referral.
  • Skill in developing/revising patient care plans based on patient status.
  • Able to make responsible decisions within scope of PA practice.
  • Able to collaborate effectively with physicians on complicated cases.
  • Able to educate patients, families, and staff in a user-friendly manner.
  • Able to demonstrate eye–hand coordination, full range of motion, and manual dexterity.

Required qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and successful completion of accredited physician assistant program
  • Four (4) years of health care experience prior to applying to PA program
  • One (1) year of experience as PA, preferably in clinical setting.
  • National PA-C certification
Candidates meeting the above skills and qualifications and desiring to be part of a patient-centered, professional environment are invited to apply at www.opalaska.com/employment 

 JOB POSTING February 22

Position/Title 

Orthopedic Physician Assistant 

Organization 

Pioneer Peak Orthopedics 

Location 

Palmer, AK 

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Pioneer Peak Orthopedics is looking for a qualified Physician Assistant to join our rapidly growing team. 

Physician Assistant Job Duties:

  • Contributes to physician's effectiveness by identifying short-term and long-range patient care issues that must be addressed; providing information and commentary pertinent to deliberations; recommending options and courses of action; implementing physician directives.
  • Assesses patient health by interviewing patients; performing physical examinations; obtaining, updating, and studying medical histories.
  • Determines abnormal conditions by administering or ordering diagnostic tests, such as x-rays, electrocardiograms, and laboratory studies; interpreting test results.
  • Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
  • Performs therapeutic procedures by administering injections and immunizations; suturing; managing wounds and infections.
  • Instructs and counsels patients by describing therapeutic regimens; giving normal growth and development information; discussing family planning; providing counseling on emotional problems of daily living; promoting wellness and health maintenance.
  • Provides continuity of care by developing and implementing patient management plans.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal and professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Develops health care team staff by providing information, educational opportunities, and experiential growth opportunities.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Skills and Qualifications: 

Orthopedic experience preferred but not required.  Health Promotion and Maintenance, Thoroughness, Clinical Skills, Informing Others, Medical Teamwork, Physiological Knowledge, Bedside Manner, Infection Control, Administering Medication, Pain Management, Self-Development

Pioneer Peak Orthopedics is an equal opportunity employer

Email resumes to Nina at nina@pioneerpeak.com. 

 JOB POSTING February 22

Position/Title

Physician Assistant, Part time 

Organization 

Alaska Urgent Care

Location 

Anchorage, AK 

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Alaska Urgent Care is looking for a part-time physician assistant who is willing to work one week on and one week off (Monday through Thursday). We are an urgent care that is open 7 days a week. On weekdays we are open from 9am- 8pm and on weekends, we are open from 10am-6pm. On the week that the provider is scheduled for, they are expected to work the full shift alone, meaning the full 9am-8pm shift and 10am-6pm shift. We range from 10 to 28 patients a day; it could be really busy or it could be really slow. We are only walk-in basis, so the number of patients we see a day is unexpected.

Our facility is very family-oriented and would love to have someone who is upbeat and open-minded. We would love to someone who cares for patients with love, care, and compassion.

Please send over CV to: auc.pajai@gmail.com

 JOB POSTING February 9

Position/Title  Ortho/Surgical Physician Assistant 
Organization  Anchorage Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic 
Location  Anchorage, AK 
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At Anchorage Fracture, our goal is to improve your quality of life through orthopedic care. To be the leader in advancing quality bone, joint, spine and muscle care and technology while providing superior access, service and care to our patients and their families.

Anchorage Fracture has an exciting opportunity for a Physician Assistant to support an Orthopedic Surgeon. The Physician Assistant will assist our surgeons in the clinic and hospital.

Learn more about Anchorage Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic at www.afoc.com.

Benefits include health insurance, paid time off and great income potential.

Job Requirements

  • Current state of Alaska Physician Assistant, or ability to obtain temp license prior to employment
  • Orthopedic and surgical experience
  • Comfortable making decisions independently
  • Excellent assessment skill and be dedicated to positive patient outcomes
  • Must have a flexible schedule and be high organized

If you’re interested in this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to Shawna at Shawna@afoc.com

 JOB POSTING February 9

Position/Title  Physician Assistant 
Organization  Anchorage Wellness Group
Location  Anchorage, AK 
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Exciting new position available for a Physician Assistant in a growing multi-disciplinary clinic focused on non-opioid based treatments for pain.   

Summary: As the Medical Provider, the Physician Assistant is the patient’s medical expert. He/She leads directs the patient’s medical plan of care and leads the medical team in ensuring the patient has the best medical outcomes possible while experiencing extraordinary customer service. 

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience 
  • Board-Certified PA License
  • Certified by the National Commission of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
  • CPR Certification
  • Valid DEA license
  • Experienced Diagnostician
  • Prior Knowledge of Chiropractic Philosophy & Benefits
  • Experienced in Invasive Procedures

Annual Salary: Depending on experience ranges from $105k-$135k with additional bonus opportunities based on performance.

Contact Information: email randyjeannin@gmail.com with CV and contact information.

 JOB POSTING January 24

Position/Title  Full & Part time faculty positions 
Organization MEDEX Northwest, Anchorage PA Program 
Location  Anchorage, AK 
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Join a dedicated team of PA educators and contribute to the preparation of future Alaska Physician Assistants.  PAs are an integral part of the Alaska healthcare delivery system, extending access to care for vulnerable urban populations as well as remote underserved patients.  Since 2009, the MEDEX Northwest PA program has allowed students to complete the whole of their training in the state of Alaska.  MEDEX faculty members take seriously their role in training high quality PAs, who will be well prepared to meet these critical needs.  

Full/part-time positions for both didactic faculty and clinical coordinators located in Anchorage.  PA-C, NP, MD or DO required.   

For more information visit http://www.medex.washington.edu or contact Terry Scott, Program Director at 800-209-4206.  Resumes may be submitted to medexhr@uw.edu.

 JOB POSTING January 24

Position/Title  Physician Assistant 
Organization  Kenai Peninsula Orthopaedics 
Location  Soldotna, AK 
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Physician Assistant needed for a busy, well established orthopedic practice in Soldotna, Alaska. The provider will work directly with our board-certified hand surgeon and will follow in-office patients and assist in the operating room. Two years of orthopedic/hand surgery experience is preferred but not mandatory.

  • 5 days per week seeing patients in the office and/or assisting in OR
  • May assist with taking call (very little)
  • Competitive compensation
  • Benefit package including health insurance/paid leave/401k
  • Covered overhead & malpractice insurance
  • CME allowance

To apply, please drop off your resume to Kenai Peninsula Orthopaedics or you can email it to kpo.mberg@acsalaska.netFor more information you may contact Mercy Berg at 907-262-6454.

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