Nisqually Indian Tribe
  • 17-Feb-2021 to Until Filled (PST)
  • Olympia, WA, USA
  • 50.66
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Benefits: Yes

NATURE OF WORK: This position is responsible for providing appropriate primary care to the Nisqually Tribe Health Clinic patients under the direct supervision of a sponsoring physician.


  • Evaluate, diagnose, and treat medical and surgical diseases and emergencies for men, women, and children under the direct supervision of a physician.
  • Provide direct, unsupervised treatment of minor/routine medical conditions.
  • Perform histories, physicals, evaluations, and diagnosis of patients.
  • Perform excisions, biopsies, incision and drainage, laceration repairs and additional minor office procedures in accordance with training.
  • Provide and coordinate comprehensive care for assigned patients in any assigned care setting and in accordance with training and education.
  • Educate patients on and perform age appropriate preventive health such as vaccines and cancer screenings.
  • Manage acute, episodic and chronic conditions occurring in assigned patients and refer patients when disease process exceeds the PA's education, training and/or experience.
  • Perform phone, in-person, and emergency triage activities.
  • Observe, record, and report patient condition and reaction to medications and treatments.
  • Initiate diagnostic tests, interpret results, and perform special test such as ECG and audiograms.
  • Initiate and expedite appropriate specialist consultations and referrals.
  • Prescribe and administer medications and treatments as necessary for the treatment of patients.
  • Provide direct counseling to patients and families on medical conditions, treatments.
  • Document progress notes and summaries in the patient's medical record.
  • Participate in professional development and community awareness activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned within the scope of licensure.


  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to Indian customs, traditions, and culture.
  • Knowledge of current medical evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of medical clinic instruments and equipment.
  • Skill in preparing, interpreting, and maintaining medical records.
  • Skill in the operation of the personal computer and common software such as MS Office Suite.
  • Ability to make independent clinical decisions regarding patient care.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interact professionally with physicians, nurses, patients, and insurance providers.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to act calmly and rationally in an emergency situation.


  • Graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant training program.
  • 2+ years' experience as a PA, or NP preferred.
  • Must hold and maintain valid Washington State Physician Assistant license.
  • Must hold and maintain valid DEA registration.
  • Must hold and maintain certification by the NCCPA.
  • Must have a Washington State driver's license and be insurable under the Nisqually Indian Tribe's insurance policy.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
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