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Katmai Physician Assistant in TACOMA, Washington


The Physician Assistant (PA) assists with all aspects of patient care, including diagnosis, treatments, and consultations. Physician Assistants work in both in-patient and out-patient arenas which have the ability to perform independently or as part of a treatment team. PAs perform the important task of educating patients about preventative care and prescribed treatments. They may also conduct physicals, order tests, and serve as a patient's primary healthcare provider. PAs have prescriptive authority to dispense specific classification of medications.


  • Provide diagnostic treatment and medical care to the treatment of diseases and/or injuries. Review current and past medical history of patient. Charting of patient’s outcomes, labs and referrals if needed will be expedited in a timely fashion. All providers shall abide by rules and regulations set forth by the military code of conduct and code of medical ethics.

  • Conserve at all costs the patient’s health and wellbeing through the application of diversified knowledge of preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic medical procedures as deemed appropriate.

  • Seek advice of consultants and sub-specialists. Attend Grand Rounds and training when offered to providers.

  • Oversee and monitor other medical personnel in the care and treatment of patients to include nontherapeutic services such as physical examinations.

  • Initiate further testing if appropriate to include, laboratory testing, general X-Ray’s, MRI’s, CT’s, PET Scans, Nuclear Medicine, and admissions to the Military Treatment Facility (MTF) as appropriate.

  • Review and chart any anomaly patient findings. Abnormalities documented shall be reviewed and signed off by the HCP within five days of receipt.

  • Prescribe medications, as appropriate, in accordance with the prescribers Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) privileges, hospital protocol and regulations set forth by Medical Staff Service.

  • Prepare documentation of all treatment provided in accordance with hospital directives, ensuring that all documentation and reports are legible and complete. Utilize the appropriate electronic medical record system for patient encounters. Attend any in-service training on current Electronic Health Records (EHR).

  • Make request for either patient or hospital information that cannot be handled by clinic personnel to the Patient unless directed by HCP.

  • After normal duty hours, make requests to the Administrative Officer of the Day (AOD) or appropriate authorized peers shall release medical information without prior coordination with the AOD.

  • Adhere to the Center for Disease Control and OSHA guidelines concerning universal precautions to patient, physician and MTF staff.

  • Maintain Infection Control Program at all times while providing services under this contract.

  • Perform all duties in such a manner that they meet all Joint Commission Accreditation standards.

  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


  • At least one year of experience as a certified physician assistant prior to commencement of thiscontract. Specialized experience is defined as: performing medical screening examinations, reviewing medical history, prescribing medications, interpreting radiographs and lab results, or diagnosing medical conditions on patients of all ages.

  • Successful completion by the Accreditation Review Committee on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARCPA), or its predecessors, college, university, or educational institution that is accredited by an accrediting body or organization recognized by the Secretary, U. S. Department of Education.

  • Successful completion of the National Commission of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) examination; must maintain status as a certified physician assistant, including completion of all requirements for continuing medical education (CME) and re-certification.

  • Possess and maintain current Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration number.

  • Must obtain and maintain the site's required health screening and immunization requirements.

  • Must obtain and maintain any necessary security access and/or background checks.

  • Must obtain and maintain all required documents, certifications, licenses, etc. listed on the credentialling checklist, sent by Katmai’s Credentialing Specialist, for this position for initial hire. All certifications listed must be maintained. Expired certifications are not valid.

  • All contract HCPs must possess and maintain current course completion documentation for Basic Cardiac life support (BLS) through an American Heart Association approved training program. Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) are desired.


  • Possess sufficient initiative, interpersonal relationship skills and social sensitivity such that he/she can relate constructively to a variety of patients from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

  • Viable provider must be proficient in English (reading, writing and spoken word), to effectively communicate with patients, families, and fellow health care providers.

  • Shall be computer literate as necessary for this position.



Job Requirements:


40 hours per week with occasional overtime and travel between on-site base clinics. The Health Care Provider (HCP) shall be available and may be required to work additional clinic hours as deemed necessary for adequate deliverable care of services.






Work is performed primarily indoors at a well-lit military treatment facility such as a clinic, outpatient facility or hospital. The environment is normally air conditioned, but conditions may change dependent upon circumstances. Work may need to be performed in a fast-paced environment requiring quick thinking and rapid judgements. Employee will be exposed to a wide variety of clients in differing functions, personalities and abilities. Exposure to bloodborne pathogens and bodily fluids, latex, radiation or other contaminants and safety issues. May be exposed to infection or diseases from contact with patients. Work is highly social with patients and can be stressful with a high emotional element. Decisions made may substantially impact patients and their families.


Position consists of sitting for long periods of time, using hands/fingers, handling, reaching with hands and arms, speaking or translating. Periods of walking, standing, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, and lifting boxes weighing up to 30 pounds. Moderate to extended periods of office work with heavy periods of computer usage. May be assigned occasional to moderate periods of analytical tasks requiring extensive reasoning abilities. It is Katmai’s business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.


To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply on the company website,

We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, marital status, familial status or any other characteristic protected by law. Preference will be given to Ouzinkie Shareholders, Descendants of Shareholders and Spouses of Shareholders in accordance with Title 43 U.S. Code 1626(g) and Title 42 U.S. Code 2000e - 2(i).

Executive Order 11246, as amended, protects applicants and employees from discrimination based on inquiring about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or employees.

Compensation and Benefits package:

  • Salary: Starting at $131,00 per year

  • Eligible Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life & AD&D Insurance, Voluntary Disability Insurance (STD & LTD), Personal & Family Medical Leave, 15 days of PTO, 11 paid holidays, 401(k) Savings Plan with employer matching, FSA, EAP, and more

Requisition ID: 3442