2017 Physician Assistants
Median Pay: US$98,180
Entry Level: Master's degree
Summary
Physician assistants, also known as PAs, practice medicine on teams with physicians, surgeons, and other healthcare workers. They examine, diagnose, and treat patients.
Duties

Physician assistants typically do the following:

  • Take or review patients' medical histories
  • Examine patients
  • Order and interpret diagnostic tests, such as x rays or blood tests
  • Diagnose a patient's injury or illness
  • Give treatment, such as setting broken bones and immunizing patients
  • Educate and counsel patients and their families - for example, answering questions about how to care for a child with asthma
  • Prescribe medicine
  • Assess and record a patient's progress
  • Research the latest treatments to ensure the quality of patient care
  • Conduct or participate in outreach programs; talking to groups about managing diseases and promoting wellness

Physician assistants work on teams with physicians or surgeons and other healthcare workers. Their specific duties and the extent to which they must be supervised by physicians or surgeons differ from state to state.

Physician assistants work in all areas of medicine, including primary care and family medicine, emergency medicine, surgery, and psychiatry. The work of physician assistants depends in large part on their specialty or the type of medical practice where they work. For example, a physician assistant working in surgery may close incisions and provide care before, during, and after the operation. A physician assistant working in pediatrics may examine a child and give routine vaccinations.

In some areas, especially rural and medically underserved communities, physician assistants may be the primary care providers at clinics where a physician is present only 1 or 2 days per week. In these locations, physician assistants collaborate with the physician as needed and as required by law.

Some physician assistants make house calls or visit nursing homes to treat patients.

Physician assistants are different from medical assistants. Medical assistants do routine clinical and clerical tasks and they do not practice medicine.

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Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Medical Assistant/Patient Services Coordinator

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Tennessee Cancer Specialists is seeking a full-time Medical Assistant who also has experience in a clerical role within the clinic setting to travel between our Greeneville and Johnson City, TN locations.Why work for Tennessee Cancer Specialists?Patients, family members and caregivers often ask if...
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Experienced RN Hospital - Digestive Disease General Surgery

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
The H71 Digestive Disease General Surgery Unit at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus provides world-class care for patients needing many complex abdominal surgeries, including: Total Abdominal Reconstruction, Whipple, HIPEC, MAL's, Bowl Resection, Gastrectomy, Splenectomy, Liver Resection, Fistula...
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Advanced Practice Provider - Transplant Surgery

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Registered Nurse (RN) - Full Time | NHC Lewisburg

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Charge Nurse - LPN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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NP/PA NORTH VALLEY CLINIC-FAMILY MEDICINE

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Position Summary:North Valley Family Medicine is looking for a motivated NP/PA to work with their interdisciplinary team to care for patients of all ages. The North Valley clinic is located on 4th street between Candelaria and Menaul.Function in a primary care setting in the role of practitioner,...
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Albuquerque, NM

LPN NEW and better than competitor's wage scale

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
To be considered for this position, please follow this link and complete our Employee Assessment!Position Summary:The primary purpose of this position is to provide direct nursing care to the residents, and to supervise the day-to-day nursing activities performed by nursing assistants. Such...
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RN - Full Time Positions $1000 Sign on Bonus!

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
To be considered for this position, please follow this link and complete our Employee Assessment!1 year of Skilled Nursing experience is preferredPosition Summary:The primary purpose of this position is to provide direct nursing care to the residents, and to supervise the day-to-day nursing...
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Physical Therapist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
The Physical Therapist performs physical therapy evaluations and treatments as ordered by qualified physicians in accordance with company standards and federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times....
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Lead Cert Med Asst SJMGO - Lake Orion Urg Care

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
I Accountability Objectives: In accordance with physicians' treatment plans and according to established procedures assists with patient examinations by performing and documenting basic clinical services necessary to provide for care, comfort and safety of patients. Additionally, provides...
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Advanced Practice Provider- Weight Management Clinic

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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RN NEW and better than competitor's wage scale

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
To be considered for this position, please follow this link and complete our Employee Assessment!Position Summary:The primary purpose of this position is to provide direct nursing care to the residents, and to supervise the day-to-day nursing activities performed by nursing assistants. Such...
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Licensed Practical Nurse, LPN - 1st Shift with $1,250 Sign On Bonus

Type: Part Time
We Are Inspired to Serve. Join us!Part of a nation wide family of Continuing Care Retirement Communities is seeking a part time Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) to work weekends.This position to ensure that quality care is delivered through monitoring of staff performance, physician...
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RN New Increased Wages!!

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
To be considered for this position, please follow this link and complete our Employee Assessment!Position Summary:The primary purpose of this position is to provide direct nursing care to the residents, and to supervise the day-to-day nursing activities performed by nursing assistants. Such...
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Canal Winchester, OH

Certified Medical Assistant

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Responsible for providing quality patient care following established standards. Assists Nurse practicioner, RN and staff with the daily coordination of patient care and patient access. Coordinates patient flow, schedules appointments, procedures, tests and referrals.Graduate of an approved school...
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RN NEW and better than competitor's wage scale

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
To be considered for this position, please follow this link and complete our Employee Assessment!Position Summary:The primary purpose of this position is to provide direct nursing care to the residents, and to supervise the day-to-day nursing activities performed by nursing assistants. Such...
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RN - Full Time Positions $1000 Sign on Bonus!

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
To be considered for this position, please follow this link and complete our Employee Assessment!1 year of Skilled Nursing experience is preferredPosition Summary:The primary purpose of this position is to provide direct nursing care to the residents, and to supervise the day-to-day nursing...
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LPN NEW and better than competitor's wage scale

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
To be considered for this position, please follow this link and complete our Employee Assessment!Position Summary:The primary purpose of this position is to provide direct nursing care to the residents, and to supervise the day-to-day nursing activities performed by nursing assistants. Such...
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LPN New Increased Wages!!

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
To be considered for this position, please follow this link and complete our Employee Assessment!Position Summary:The primary purpose of this position is to provide direct nursing care to the residents, and to supervise the day-to-day nursing activities performed by nursing assistants. Such...
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