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Physician Assistant, Street Medicine (North Orange County)

Company: Healthcare in Action
Location: Garden Grove
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

At Healthcare in Action, we serve patients experiencing homelessness through an innovative "street medicine" approach by contracting with Medicare and Medicaid health plans as well as hospitals and health systems.

Street medicine entails using a medically equipped van to deliver medical care directly to people experiencing homelessness in locations such as parking lots, encampments, and parks.

The Physician Assistant will provide direct care to people experiencing homelessness in the North Orange County area of Garden Grove and Westminster). Meet with patients, perform physicals, discuss symptoms, and educate patients on their condition. Diagnose illnesses, order and interpret laboratory tests and x-rays, prescribe medications, develop and manage treatment plants, and advise patients on preventative care and optimal health practices.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct physical exams and assessments including diagnostic exams; take medical histories; diagnose and document patient's health conditions; conduct wellness exams, administer vaccinations and draw blood for lab tests (if necessary).
  • Interpret and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess individuals' clinical problems and health care needs.
  • Develop care plans in collaboration with patients, peer navigators, and primary care physicians. Educate and advise on medical issues as needed. Consult with physicians and Medical Director as needed. Ensure Primary Care Physicians are aware of patient's health conditions and progress.
  • Provide health education to patients. Work with patients in the prevention of illness, promotion of health, and management of patient's adjustment to chronic health problems.
  • Document patient visit/interaction accurately and timely.
  • Engage with providers and patients to create a trusting environment.
  • Maintain a safe, efficient, and pleasant environment conducive to optimum patient wellbeing, in conformance with recognized standards.
  • Function in a collaborative relationship with physicians and other health care professionals in the clinical management of patients.
  • Maintain a good working relationship with other personnel, medical staff, and administration.
  • Follow company policies and procedures for the proper handling of lab specimens and biohazardous waste. Provide referrals both internally and externally to appropriate medical resources.
  • Report suspicious, unethical, or illegal conduct and cooperate with approved investigations and inspections.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Actively supports the achievement of Healthcare in Action's Vision and Goals.
  • Drive medically equipped van as needed
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications and experience:

    • Master's degree from an accredited PA program, required
    • 1+ years of experience working in a medical office or hospital setting, strongly preferred.
    • Current California Physician Assistant license in good standing.
    • NPI, DEA license
    • Current First Aid/CPR/AED certification.
    • Proof of a valid driver's license in good standing
    • Must maintain minimum State Liability Insurance
    • Must have reliable transportation
    • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced outdoors environment
    • Ability to move and manipulate patients
    • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
    • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written form
    • Ability to multi-task and manage time effectively
    • Ability to maintain patient confidentiality required. Knowledge of HIPAA requirements
    • Ability to work on a team and maintain good working relationships with staff and patients
    • Ability to problem-solve and to prioritize changing patient conditions.
    • Knowledge of efficient interviewing practices and techniques used to gather information.
    • Knowledge of diagnostic equipment and procedures
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Good critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Good computer literacy

      What's in it for you?

      • Base salary range:$106,200.00to$169,900.00
      • An annual employee bonus program
      • Robust Wellness Program
      • Generous paid-time-off (PTO)
      • 11 paid holidays per year, plus 1 additional floating holiday
      • Excellent 401(k) Retirement Saving Plan with employer match
      • Robust employee recognition program
      • Tuition reimbursement
      • An opportunity to become part of a team that makes a difference to our members and our community every day

        Covid-19 Vaccination Policy

        To ensure a healthy and safe work environment, if you are selected for this position, your job offer with Healthcare in Action will be contingent upon being fully vaccinated and providing proof of your COVID-19 vaccine within 3 days after your start date. Generally, you are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving the last dose, as recommended by the manufacturer, of a vaccine that has been authorized by the FDA for use in the United States, including vaccinations that have been approved pursuant to an Emergency Use Authorization. If fully vaccinated outside of the United States, the vaccination must be listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO). If you cannot receive the vaccine because of a disability/medical reason or sincerely held religious belief, you may request an accommodation to this requirement by contacting the Healthcare in Action leadership team. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccination here -

        At Healthcare in Action we believe that it is our business to improve the state of our world. Each of us has a responsibility to drive Equality in our communities and workplaces. We are committed to creating a workforce that reflects our community through inclusive programs and initiatives such as equal pay, employee resource groups, inclusive benefits, and more.

        Healthcare in Action is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action workplace. Individuals seeking employee will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law. A background check is required.


Keywords: Healthcare in Action, Garden Grove , Physician Assistant, Street Medicine (North Orange County), Healthcare , Garden Grove, California

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