Job Bulletin
Clinical Health Care Investigator-2 Positions
Friday, October 13, 2017 12:00 AM

10/13/17: Clinical Health Care Investigator-2 Positions

The Medical Quality Assurance Commission is looking for 2 Clinical Health Care Investigators. Approximately 70 percent of the complaints received by the Commission are standard of care. These clinically trained and licensed practitioners will use their skills and knowledge to objectively investigate complex standard of care complaints, draw conclusions, and make recommendations to the clinical Reviewing Commission Member.

Duties: Investigate complex clinical complaints. Review the complaint and information contained in the file, and formulate an investigative plan to include a review of all pertinent medical records, peer review documents and other pertinent patient information. Generate written investigative report to communicate findings that may highlight substandard care for further review and decision by the reviewing commission member. Conduct complex technical practice reviews, standard of care audits and compliance practice reviews that require an understanding of the standard of care, medical terminology, pharmacology, medical billing, and health care procedures particular to the practice of physician and physician assistants, both in the clinic and hospital setting. Track and log work activities using DOH and Commission databases to include timekeeping, complaint tracking, and spreadsheets formulated for Commission investigations. Conduct and participate in multi-divisional and multi-agency investigations regarding varied health care related issues involving physicians and physician assistants. Provide clinical support for requests on information regarding the complaint and disciplinary process.
 
What we're looking for: The ideal candidate will be inquisitive, empathetic, professional, innovative, computer savvy, seasoned investigator and able to multi task. And, have the following REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  (NOTE:  Experience may have been gained concurrently.)

Must hold an active license or be eligible to receive a license in one of the following professions:  allopathic or osteopathic physician (MD or DO), physician assistant (PA or PA-C), registered nurse (RN), or advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP). Five (5) or more years (full-time equivalency) of professional health care experience in a clinical setting as an allopathic or osteopathic physician (MD or DO), physician assistant (PA or PA-C).

SPECIAL NOTE:  Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted and every 5 years thereafter.  Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
 
Demonstrated experience in the following: Managing a case load, conducting and completing investigations on time using appropriate investigative processes and procedures. Using a computer for word processing. Inputting data into databases related to work activities. Communicating verbally and in writing with others.
 
With or without an accommodation, I am willing and able to do the following: I understand that prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted and every 5 years thereafter.  Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. Work in an open cubicle environment.

Work a 40 hour work week, Monday through Friday.  A flex/alternative schedule may be considered upon request and supervisory approval. Travel frequently for field investigations, Commission meetings and training, provide back-up for the supervising investigator or Director of Investigations, and support the Commission as needed.  This position requires occasional overnight travel statewide to perform field investigations. Legally operate a state or privately owned vehicle or provide alternative transportation. Routinely interact with Commission staff, complainants, witnesses, respondents, hospital and clinical staff, attorneys and the public. Conduct oneself in a professional manner and remain composed when dealing with difficult people.
 
Note:  This position is covered by an "Agency Shop" provision.  Therefore, as a condition of employment, the incumbent of this position must either join the union and pay union dues, or pay the union a representational or other fee within 30 days of the date you are placed into pay status.
 
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is an equal opportunity employer.  DOH strives to create a working environment that is inclusive and respectful.  It is our policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of our workforce.  Applicants wishing assistance or alternative formats in the process should contact Cher Williams at (360) 236-4545, Cher.Williams@doh.wa.gov or TDD Relay at 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1.
 
Application Processhttps://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/1875692
 
Individuals interested in applying for this position should select the "Apply" button and submit the following:
1.    A current detailed applicant profile; AND attach your detailed Letter of Interest that addresses the "Required and Desired Qualifications" (as listed above) and Resume to your profile.
2.    Three (3) or more professional references, to be included in your profile.  Please include at least one supervisor, peer, and (if you have supervised other staff) a subordinate.
3.    Responses to the Supplemental Questions.
 
Samaritan Health Services
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 12:00 AM

10/04/17: Samaritan Health Services

Position Description: Samaritan Health Services is seeking a Physician Assistant to join our team in Corvallis, Oregon.  Samaritan Neurosurgery, based at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, a level 2 trauma center, provides advanced care for treatment of brain, spine and peripheral nerve injuries and disease.

As a department of Samaritan Health Services, patients get access to a network of award-winning hospitals, physician clinics and a senior care facility. This helps ensure top-rated services are offered at our clinic. Our award-winning health system provides exceptional primary care and a range of specialty services throughout the mid-Willamette Valley and Central Oregon coast. The network serves approximately 300,000 residents in Linn, Benton, Lincoln and portions of Polk and Marion counties. Our skilled providers have a passion for building healthier communities through world-class, compassionate health care.

Job Specifics

  • Join a clinic with 2 established orthopedic spine surgeons
  • Minimal call
  • Mostly clinic and First Assist responsibilities; initial work-up, pre-op/post-op. Some rounding.
  • 4.5 day work week

Requirements

  • 2 years orthopedic spine or neurosurgery spine experience preferred
  • Should possess excellent clinical skills, communication skills, and a strong commitment to providing excellent care that is team oriented
  • Eligibility to work in the United States

We offer an attractive salary plus incentives, relocation assistance, paid malpractice, CME days plus allowance, Electronic Medical Record (EPIC) and a competitive benefits package.

CV and Cover Letter Should be Emailed to:
ctowery@samhealth.org

 
Radiology Associates, PC
Thursday, September 28, 2017 12:00 AM

092817: Radiology Associates, PC

Radiology Associates, PC is seeking candidates to fill full time, licensed Advance Practice Clinician positions in our growing, progressive radiology group. We are looking for experienced PA's to join our team, based in Oregon’s Eugene/Springfield area. An excellent opportunity for a motivated, hard-working individual to apply & advance their skills in a supportive practice with both hospital and clinical environments. Working under the Interventional Radiology Medical Director, you will help assure the maintenance of effective, cohesive, and efficient delivery of care to IR patients. Primary responsibilities include patient consultations for in- & out-patients, post-op hospital rounding and clinic follow-ups, multiple procedures including but not limited to central line placements and removals, thoracentesis/paracentesis, fluoro and cosmetic sclerotherapy, Interventional Radiology experience is helpful, but complete and thorough training will be provided to the right candidate.  CV and Cover Letter Should be Emailed to: jobs@rapc.com




 
Madison Skin and Laser Center
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 12:00 AM

 

092617: Madison Skin and Laser Center

Imagine working 4 days a week with excellent physician support, plenty of space, beautiful views of the mountains and the lakes from your office and procedure room, and a fun, committed team. Madison Skin & Laser Center is a well-established, medical and aesthetic dermatology practice. We are seeking a dermatology experienced PA-C to step into an existing position with a full patient schedule. We will train on advanced aesthetic techniques. For over ten years Madison Skin and Laser Center has provided cosmetic services as well as diagnosis and treatment for all dermatologic conditions. We are one of the preeminent cosmetic dermatology practices in the Pacific Northwest, with state of the art technology, reliability, and safety in laser treatments, radiofrequency skin tightening, body and facial contouring, fillers and other cosmetic procedures. We are dedicated to delivering the highest quality of personalized services to patients seeking cosmetic services or medical care.
CV and Cover Letter Should be Emailed to: snixon@madisonskin.com




 
V5 Spine Center & Pain Clinic
Monday, September 18, 2017 12:00 AM

091117: V5 Spine Center & Pain Clinic

V5 Spine Center & Pain Clinic is recruiting a full-time Physician Assistant to work in a busy Interventional Pain Management Practice.  Qualified candidates are expected to provide compassionate, evidence-based and multidisciplinary care to patients in a team oriented work environment, while also being passionate about their profession with quality as a primary focus.  The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, can work independently, and have advanced problem solving skills while understanding their own limitations.  
Job Responsibilities / Duties would include:
•    Complete accurate and thorough documentation of all patient encounters in EHR system
•    Obtain, update, and review medical histories
•    Perform physical examinations
•    Order and interpret diagnostic tests (UDT, radiologic exams, EKG’s, laboratory studies)
•    Determine, execute, and manage treatment plan
•    Perform post-op / post-procedure evaluations
•    Pharmacologic management of pain and related conditions / prescribe and manage medications
•    Supervises Medical Assistants and other staff or personnel providing direct patient care and assumes responsibility for daily clinic management
•    Instruct and counsel patients regarding health conditions, health maintenance, and prescribed treatment plan
•    Provides support for recommended actions regarding individual needs of patients and refers patients to appropriate health care providers and/or community resources
•    Participates in case management meetings and staff meetings
•    Assists in the provision of in-service training of all clinical and other personnel
•    Completes necessary billing forms and billing codes
•    Development of new patient referrals and community  awareness of our services
•    Performs other tasks as required or as assigned by the Supervising Physician and/or Medical Director
•    Maintain a positive working relationship with staff
•    Other duties as designated by the Medical Director or Chief Executive Officer
Required Education/Experience and/or Licensure/Certifications
•    Graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program
•    Have a National Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to employment start date
•    Active WA license
•    Active DEA license
•    Current BLS (CPR/AED) Certification
Minimum Requirements
•    Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
•    Excellent Communication Skills
•    Excellent Customer Service (Bedside Manners)
•    Ability to work as a team player and work independently
Compensation
•    Full-time position Monday-Friday 8am-5pm (1 hour lunch break) or 8am-4:30pm (30 min lunch break)
•    No weekends
•    No call
•    Relocation assistance
•    Excellent salary
•    Comprehensive benefits package (Full Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance) and retirement
•    Malpractice included
•    Disability insurance
•    Generous paid Continuing Medical Education package
•    Generous Paid Time Off and holiday package
If you’re interested in joining the V5 Team, we’d love to speak with you!  Please email CV or Resume to:  michaelmanawadu@v5medical.com

For more information or for questions about this opportunity, please contact Michael Manawadu at (509)946-3340.
 
Confluence Health
Monday, September 18, 2017 12:00 AM

091817: Cardiovascular Surgery Physician Assistant

WAPA accepts advertisement content either as text, or in an uploaded MS Word File (.doc, .docx). Be advised that the text box will remove any formatting. If you have more complex formatting, please upload a MS Word File. Position Description: Confluence Health is seeking an exceptional Cardiovascular Surgical PA to work with our collaborative team of professionals involved in the care of cardiac and thoracic surgical patients. First assisting, conduit removal with endoscopic technique and pre and post-operative care of patients are important aspects of this position. Central Washington Hospital has been a top 100 hospital for cardiovascular surgery outcomes and continues to strive to provide the highest quality care. We provide a balance between work and time off to maintain a healthy lifestyle and find joy and fulfillment while at work. This position is primarily surgical and inpatient. -Cardiac surgical first assist experience preferred. -Support physicians' on-call responsibilities and hospital rounds. -Assist surgeon in OR as requested, participating in intraoperative and in-hospital care of patients. -Appropriate certification. -Ability to obtain an active license in the state of WA. CV and Cover Letter Should be Emailed to: debbie.tornabene@confluencehealth.org


 
Clinic in Longview
Tuesday, September 05, 2017 12:00 AM

090517: Clinic in Longview

Full or part time, flexible hours because we are open 68 hours weekly. Panel of patients is 60% medicare, so we have a mix of chronic disease management and acute/urgent care. Most ancillaries on site. Full time podiatrist, xray, lab, ultrasound make care efficient for providers and patients. Longview is a great place to live and work. Great schools and parks. Innumerable options for spectating or participation in the arts and sports, including theatre, performance music, indoor racquet sports, 3 golf courses, boating on the Columbia and Cowlitz, fishing, hiking, camping, you name it. Our clinic mission is to provide help for patients when they need it. Rich Kirkpatrick, MD, FACP cell 360-431-3753 or email Dr. Kirkpatrick at: kirkpatrick@kalama.com






 
Proliance Surgeons
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 12:00 AM

083017: Proliance Surgeons

PA-C in Orthopedics. We are an 8 surgeon, 5 PA private practice group looking to add a full time PA to our growing Seattle practice. The ideal candidate will be a team player who is flexible and able to meet our needs in the clinic, OR and hospital units. Duties include first assisting, inpatient/outpatient care and emergency call. Orthopedic experience is preferred but not necessary. We are a division of Proliance Surgeons, a specialty physician practice of 200 physicians and over 100 care centers. If you are interested in this position, please contact Gail Petteruti PA-C via email at: g.petteruti@proliancesurgeons.com






 
Washington State Department of Health
Thursday, August 17, 2017 12:00 AM

081717: Washington State Department of Health

This Health Care Investigator 4 supports MQAC's mission to protect the health and safety of the people in Washington by providing professional and technically accurate investigations of licensees of the Medical Commission in support of the credentialing and discipline of health care professionals. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: •A Bachelor's degree or higher in a Health Care discipline, Public Administration, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, or closely allied field; AND two (2) or more years (full-time equivalency) of investigative experience in a law enforcement or regulatory agency. OR •Six (6) or more years (full-time equivalency) of experience completing investigations in a regulatory agency conducting complex investigations. AND •Two (2) or more years (full-time equivalency) of experience leading OR supervising the work of other investigators. APPLY ONLINE ONLY AT: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/1824895






 
Washington State Department of Health
Thursday, August 17, 2017 12:00 AM

081717: Washington State Department of Health

This position conducts highly complex clinical investigations and compliance audits of active medical practices for the Commission in order to ensure the standard of care has been met and practitioners are in compliance with disciplinary orders. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: •Must hold an active license or be eligible to receive a license in one of the following professions: allopathic or osteopathic physician (MD or DO), physician assistant (PA or PA-C), registered nurse (RN), or advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP). •Five (5) or more years (full-time equivalency) of professional health care experience in a clinical setting as an allopathic or osteopathic physician (MD or DO), physician assistant (PA or PA-C), registered nurse (RN), or advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP).  APPLY ONLINE ONLY AT: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/1822536