LifeLong Medical Care

  • Family Practice Physician Assistant

    Job Locations US-CA-Richmond
    Posted Date 7 months ago(7 months ago)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    LifeLong Medical Care has a rewarding opportunity for an Family Practice Physician Assistant to provide full-scope outpatient primary care including pediatric and adult medicine, ideally with experience working with the underserved, at our Brookside Richmond Health Center. Ideal candidates are creative, good problem solvers, open to new and innovative models of care, and passionate about working with the underserved. Bilingual Spanish/English is a plus.


    About LifeLong Medical Care:  LifeLong Medical Care is a large, multi-site, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with a rich history of providing innovative healthcare and social services to a wonderfully diverse patient community. Our patient-centered health home is a dynamic place to work, practice, and grow. We have 16 primary care health centers and deliver integrated services including psychosocial, referrals, chronic disease management, dental, health education and home visits.


    We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits: medical, dental, vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, dependent and domestic partner coverage, 403(b) retirement savings plan and loan repayment programs.  LifeLong is a qualified site for federal and state loan repayment programs. Acceptance rate may vary year to year based on funding levels and number of applicants.


    LifeLong Medical Care is an Equal opportunity employer


    Essential Functions


    Provides preventive, urgent care and primary care health services

    • Performs clinical assessment of patients, including ordering appropriate diagnostic evaluations,   and plans a program of care.
    • Provides verbal and written education and counseling to patients, families, and caregivers
    • Plans follow up care including requests for outside consultations and evaluations.
    • Maintains client records necessary for clinic reporting, billing and quality improvement.
    • Consults with the supervising physician as appropriate

    Supports and/or participates in triage functions, both by phone and walk in

    • Recognizes and evaluates situations that call for the immediate attention of the physician
    • Provides interim or definitive care
    • Functions potentially in a variety of settings including clinic, skilled nursing facilities, supportive housing sites, and in clients' homes

    Participates as a member of the site clinical services team

    • Attends clinical team meetings
    • Provides specialty care services, clinical case management and team participation to designated programs (e.g., HIV services, women’s health, house calls, diabetes, Bridge, etc.)
    • Coordinates care with other health team members including case management and behavioral health staff
    • Acts as an advocate for the patient and liaison with outside agencies as appropriate
    • Participates in quality performance activities and improvement initiatives
    • Participates as an active member of LifeLong Clinicians Association and abides by its Code of Conduct.

    • Actively participate in internal quality improvement teams and work with members proactively to drive quality improvement initiatives in accordance with the mission and strategic goals of the organization, federal and state laws and regulations, and accreditation standards.
    • Other duties as assigned.



    • Interest in working with a diverse patient population in a community based organization and sensitivity to their needs and health problems.
    • Ability to communicate effectively and work with individuals from a wide range of ages, socio-economic, ethnic, racial backgrounds, and disabilities. Spanish language ability an asset.
    • Ability to work well independently under minimum supervision.
    • Knowledge of West Contra County resources is desirable.
    • Valid California driver’s license, automobile, and automobile liability insurance.
    • Experience with electronic health records, specifically ECW, strongly preferred.


    Education and Experience

    • Current California Physician Assistant's certification.
    • Minimum of one year experience in the delivery of health care to related patient populations. Community health clinic background preferred.
    • Experience as part of a team-based care model preferred.


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