Tri-City Medical Center

Physician’s Assistant - OSNC

FTE Status
Full-Time 1.0
Work Schedule
Cost Center/Dept
7095 - OSNC

Job Locations



Tri-City Healthcare District has been serving the North County region for almost 60 years and remains committed to providing high quality healthcare and community services for every individual we encounter regardless of race, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability or socioeconomic status.


Our mission is to advance the health and wellness of the community we serve. In order to achieve our mission, we see, hear and listen to our front line healthcare workers, employees, medical staff and all community stakeholders in order to understand and meet our community’s needs.


Position Summary:

The Physician’s Assistant is primarily responsible for providing clinical services.  This person assesses and assists in development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of clinical services.  The Physician Assistant implements clinical programs as appropriate, and assists in continuous quality improvement activities. The Physician Assistant functions professionally as an active member of a multidisciplinary team to coordinate efforts that maximize clinical and financial outcomes.  The PA works independently and collaboratively with Physicians and other health care employees to effectively manage the healthcare needs of patients.


Major Position Responsibilities:

The position characteristics reflect the most important duties, responsibilities and competencies considered necessary to perform the essential functions of the job in a fully competent manner. They should not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements of the position. The characteristics of the position and standards of performance may be changed by TCMC with or without prior notice based on the needs of the organization.

  • Maintains a safe, clean working environment, including unit based safety and infection control requirements.
  • Provides clinical services
  • Assesses all patients to determine appropriate treatment plan with and without direct oversight by physician
  • Performs complete, detailed and accurate histories, reviews patient records to develop comprehensive medical status reports, orders laboratory, radiological and diagnostics studies appropriate for complaint, age race, sex and physical condition of the patient
  • Completes physical examinations and records pertinent data I acceptable medical forms and EMR
  • Interprets and evaluates patient data including physical exam findings and lab/diagnostics to determine patient management treatment
  • Makes medical diagnosis and institutes therapy or referral of patients to the appropriate healthcare facilities, agencies, other resources of the community, or other physicians
  • Performs in office procedures as appropriate including injections with and without ultrasound, aspirations, suturing and would care and infection management.
  • Prescribes medication when needed
  • Educates patients regarding condition and treatment options including conservative and surgical management.  Provides health and wellness advice to patients and caregivers
  • Sees patients pre-operatively to go over procedure, rehab process, gains consents and provides with any DME needed after surgery and post-op pain meds
  • Follows patients post operatively and orders therapy and services when needed.  Progresses patients through the healing process at all stages in their recovery
  • Arranges hospital admissions and discharges at the direction of the Supervising Physician; performs hospital rounds and records appropriate patient progress notes; accurately and appropriately transcribes and executes specific orders, which must be signed with a specified time period as defined by the guidelines
  • Works collaboratively with the Physicians, Health Care Professionals and other Staff to efficiently and effectively provide clinical services
  • May assist physician in the operating room
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of 2 years of Physician Assistant experience, preferred.
  • Completion of all Physician Assistant clinical requirements, required.
  • Previous orthopedic clinical experience, preferred.
  • Computer proficiency, required.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish, preferred.
  • Strong ethics and a high level of personal and professional integrity.
  • Ability to present ideas in a business friendly and user friendly language.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex documents.
  • Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints from employees and clients.
  • Speaks clearly and makes effective and persuasive arguments and presentations.


  • Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program, required.


  • Current Physician Assistant license, required.
  • Current DEA license, required.



  • Must maintain current National Certification, required.
  • Current BLS certification, required upon hire; American Heart Association Healthcare Provider.


Each new hire candidate who is offered employment must pass a physical evaluation, urine drug screen and pre-employment background checks before starting work.


**To protect the health of patients and staff, and to comply with the new State of California mandates, all job offers are contingent on the successful engagement in the TCMC COVID-19 vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral.)**


TCHD is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression), age, marital status, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.



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