Physician Assistant Jobs - Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner, 19945

at Wellpath
Location San Luis Obispo, CA
Date Posted October 25, 2020
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people – our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to “Always Do The Right Thing!”

Under direct supervision of the Health Services Administrator (HSA), Program Manager (PM), or higher medical professional, the Physician’s Assistants (PA) and Nurse Practitioners (NP) will assist the Physician in all medical care and treatment of the patient population including but not limited to behavioral health disorders. The PA and NP will coordinate the patient plan of care through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation in collaboration with the healthcare team and in compliance with all agency, local, state, federal laws and regulations.


• Completion of a master’s program in nursing (NPs) or an accredited education program for PAs


• Previous correctional/detention facility experience
• Minimum two (2) years’ experience


• Unrestricted current license, certification or registration in state of practice - must maintain all certifications, educational requirements, licensing, etc.
• Current Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration
• Current (and must maintain) lifesaving BLS and PALS (where applicable) certification through AHA

  1. Hold daily sick call, examine patients and carry out treatment according to standardized procedures and protocols
  2. Carry out physicians’ orders
  3. Consult with physician about non-emergency conditions falling outside protocol parameters
  4. Identify medical emergency conditions and provide appropriate emergency care and arrange for transfer to the nearest appropriate facility
  5. Admit patients to the OHU and coordinate with nursing staff to develop treatment plans
  6. Perform annual physical examinations on all persons served as scheduled, order appropriate laboratory studies, and classify appropriate worker status
  7. Repair simple lacerations and remove sutures
  8. Perform minor surgical procedures (i.e. I&D, basic splinting and toe nail removal)
  9. Responsible for recognizing and treating non-psychotic behavioral health disorders pharmacologically as indicated
  10. In collaboration with the Psychiatrist, provide ongoing care of patients who are stable on maintenance doses of non-psychotic medications, as well as treat cases of situational stressors, causing anxiety, depression and sleep disorders
  11. Successfully complete and continue practice of the OneCare team’s educational program, Medical Provider Training for Prescribing Mental Health Drugs
  12. Document all findings using the S.O.A.P.E. method
  13. Ensure confidentiality of persons served health information
  14. Provide discharge planning as required
  15. Participate in Quality Management and Peer Review activities
  16. Attend quarterly Quality Management meetings
  17. Perform other duties as assigned.

Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer